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Higgins: Brexit should not damage Ireland-UK relations

President Michael D Higgins said policies imposed during the financial crisis facilitated 'the rise of euro-scepticism' and 'exclusionary forms of nationalism'

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Some sanctimonious and bitter replies on this thread from people who speak for almost nobody other than themselves. If one judged from Twitter one would assume they represented a significant strand of opinion in Ireland. They don't.

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Higgins notes hardship of austerity in Cyprus speech

President Higgins has spoken in strong terms about the distress and hardship caused by the imposition of austerity measures on countries within the EU.

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Taoiseach 'confident' Brexit agreement between UK and EU can be reached by tonight - Independent.ie

Taoiseach 'confident' Brexit agreement between UK and EU can be reached by tonight

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Fresh warning over post-Brexit US-UK trade deal

Congressman Richard Neal issues fresh warning over post-Brexit US-UK trade deal |

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President praises Cyprus recovery efforts during visit

Michael D Higgins has praised efforts in Cyprus to recover, identify and return to their families the remains of more than 2,000 people who went missing during intercommunal and military conflict on the island in the 1960s and 1970s

15.10.2019

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Current UK Brexit proposals not good enough - Barnier

The EU's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has told member states that Britain's latest proposals on leaving the EU were not yet good enough.

15.10.2019

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UK rejects Finnish leader's claim there's 'no time' for new Brexit deal

UK rejects Finnish leader's claim there's 'no time' for a new Brexit deal

15.10.2019

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James Joyce: Return writer’s remains to Ireland, say Dublin councillors

James Joyce: Return writer’s remains to Ireland, say Dublin councillors

15.10.2019

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UK Government tells pet owners to visit the vet four months before travelling to the EU post-Brexit | JOE.ie

How they'll enforce the 'pet passport' at the Irish border remains to be seen

14.10.2019

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President Higgins voices concern at Turkey's military interventions in Syria

President Higgins voices concern at Turkey's military interventions in Syria

14.10.2019

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7 in 10 people in Ireland don't think a Brexit deal will be reached by the end of the week

Almost seven in 10 people in Ireland don't think there will be a Brexit deal by the end of this week

14.10.2019

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Judge hopes children's hospital building works legal row can be resolved

Goodwill between parties noted along with hope expensive proceedings can be avoided

14.10.2019

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'I said yes' - Maura Higgins and Curtis Pritchard are finally official - Independent.ie

'I said yes' - Maura Higgins and Curtis Pritchard are finally official

14.10.2019

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Higgins expresses 'deep concern' over northern Syria

President Michael D Higgins has expressed his 'deep concern' at Turkey's military interventions in northern Syria and says he is 'appalled' by the prospect of the forced return of refugees to Syria.

14.10.2019

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Peter Westmacott: 'Attacks playing well in Turkey but will only stir up more trouble' - Independent.ie

Peter Westmacott: 'Attacks playing well in Turkey but will only stir up more trouble'

14.10.2019

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Turkey ‘bombs convoy of foreign journalists and aid workers killing 14’ in Syria border town

Turkey ‘bombs convoy of foreign journalists and aid workers killing ten’ in Syria border town

14.10.2019

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Kurds announce deal with Damascus on Syrian deployment

Kurds announce deal with Damascus on Syrian deployment near Turkish border

13.10.2019

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Kurdish people in Ireland and Europe protest against Turkey's Syria offensive

Kurdish people in Dublin held a rally on O’Connell Street outside the GPO.

13.10.2019

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President Higgins embarks on state visit to Cyprus

President Michael D Higgins will arrive in Cyprus today as he embarks on a three-day state visit to the country


He is evicting his tenants in Galway to avail of a slimey tax break. What a hero.

13.10.2019

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Cyclist Janez Brajkovic shows off shocking state of his legs after comeback race

Cyclist Janez Brajkovic shows off shocking state of his legs after comeback race

13.10.2019

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Gay couple encourage other members of the LGBT community to consider fostering children

There are more than 6,000 children in state care in Ireland.

12.10.2019

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State gets over €1.6m from unclaimed estates in five years

State gets over €1.6m from unclaimed estates in five years

12.10.2019

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National College of Ireland in 'active discussions' with council over former Magdalene Laundry site

The laundry on Sean McDermott Street was the last to close in the State in 1996.

12.10.2019

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Scouting Ireland announces organiser of Pope Francis visit as new CEO

Scouting Ireland announces organiser of Pope Francis visit as new CEO

11.10.2019

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This Movember SpeakEasy wants to empower men to have real conversations | JOE.ie

After successful events across Australia, the Movember SpeakEasy is coming to Ireland 🧔

11.10.2019

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Climate change: Higgins warns of judgment by ‘future generations’

President delivers wide-ranging speech in Athens, noting vulnerable Kurdish people

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Did he say this before or after he recently evicted the students from one of his properties to gain a tax advantage? The president will be judged by future generations by how much of a hypocrite he has shown himself to be. Some 'socialist': more Marks & Spencer than Karl Marx.

11.10.2019

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Poll finds 97% of teens say mental health is key issue

School, the future, employment, climate change and Brexit are some of the top causes of stress for teenagers

10.10.2019

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NTMA borrows €2bn using ‘green bonds’ amid strong international demand - Independent.ie

NTMA borrows €2bn using ‘green bonds’ amid strong international demand

10.10.2019

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Extinction Rebellion activists hide notes in clothing at Penneys to protest at 'fast fashion' - Independent.ie

Extinction Rebellion activists hide notes in clothing at Penneys to protest at 'fast fashion'

10.10.2019

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Aer Lingus flight grounded by climate change protester | JOE.ie

A flight from London to Dublin has been grounded due to an on-flight protest

10.10.2019

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Eagle's filmed flight highlights melting glaciers

An eagle named Victor was equipped with 360° camera to fly over five glaciers in five different alpine countries in a bid to promote action on climate change.

9.10.2019

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Kim Kardashian says that climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg is her dream dinner party guest

Kim Kardashian says that climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg is her dream dinner party guest

9.10.2019

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Making history mandatory will be popular - but could damage Junior Cycle reforms

Principals fear decision could hamper efforts to engage some of the hardest-to-reach pupils

1.10.2019

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History to be made a 'special status' subject for junior cycle schools - Independent.ie

Minister to make History 'special status' subject in all Junior Cycle schools

1.10.2019

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Special status planned for history in junior cycle

Decision amounts to rejection of advice given by State advisory body on the curriculum

1.10.2019

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Minister requests History to be given special core status in Junior Cert cycle | JOE.ie

Minister requests History to be given special core status in Junior Cert cycle

1.10.2019

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History to get 'special core status' at Junior Cycle

History is to be given a 'special core status' at Junior Cycle, following a review into the secondary school subject

1.10.2019

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Minister wants History to be 'mandatory' for Junior Cycle

Education Minister wants History to be given special status at Junior Cycle level

1.10.2019

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Irish people cannot 'remain silent' in face of attacks on refugees, warns President

Michael D Higgins made the speech in New York.

30.9.2019

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How students cheated on Leaving and Junior Cert exams in 2018 and 2017

Students used phones and opened text books in toilets to cheat on Leaving and Junior cert exams

30.9.2019

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Cyber bullying blamed for recent deaths of 8 young women in Irish suburb

Social media and cyber bullying blamed for recent deaths of eight young women in Ballyfermot, south Dublin

29.9.2019

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By-elections come at a unique time for Irish politics

By-elections come at a unique time for Irish politics, blog by MichealLehane

29.9.2019

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Jason O'Toole: 'World Cup is great chance to promote Irish tourism to Japanese'

Jason O'Toole comment: 'Rugby World Cup is a great chance to promote Irish tourism to Japanese'

29.9.2019

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The Irish For: Cuddly mammals and furry predators

The Irish language has many names for different creatures in the wild.

29.9.2019

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Irish mum reveals how abusive husband almost killed her in horrific attack

Domestic violence affects almost one-in-three families in Ireland

29.9.2019

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70% of Irish people support climate strikes, but one in five oppose them

Older people were among the least likely to support the protests.

28.9.2019

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President voices UN commitment, warns on climate change

President Michael D Higgins has warned that the cost of inaction on climate change would be catastrophic, during his address to the United Nations

Higgins has credibility while he soaks the Irish people.his input into anything goes Jewish is an afront to israel
It resonates deeply with the Jew haters in Ireland - the only country in the world to still have on public display memorials to Nazi collaborators

26.9.2019

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Higgins warns UN under attack in keynote address in New York

Higgins warns UN under attack in address in New York

Ireland is under attack, population replacement, disregard for history in school, abortion, 2040 Plan, passport giveaway Treason on a scale never imagined, committed by a centre right conservative party with the support of the opposition and a compliant media. A Coup has occurred

26.9.2019

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Higgins at UN: 'No challenge facing international community is more urgent than climate action'

Higgins was addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York this evening.

26.9.2019

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No alternative to slashing carbon emissions – UN scientists say

No alternative to slashing carbon emissions – UN scientists say

25.9.2019

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Many megacities to be hit annually by extreme weather in 2050, UN warns

Many megacities to be hit annually by extreme weather in 2050, UN warns

25.9.2019

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Amidst crisis at home, Johnson talks 'limbless chickens' and 'pink-eyed terminators' in UN speech

The prime minister's unconventional speech drew laughs and baffled looks at the UN general assembly

25.9.2019

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UN summit: environmentalists criticise lack of ‘concrete actions’

UN summit: environmentalists criticise lack of ‘concrete actions’

24.9.2019

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Trump threatens to intensify sanctions on Iran as Europeans seek UN breakthrough

Trump was speaking at the UN General Assembly this afternoon.

24.9.2019

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Varadkar announces end of oil exploration in Irish waters at UN summit

Varadkar announces end of oil exploration in Irish waters at UN summit

24.9.2019

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