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Acquittal in Irish Rugby Rape Case Deepens Debate on Sexual Consent

The Ulster case began when a 19-year-old woman said she was raped in June 2016 at a party at Mr. Jackson’s home. In a text to a friend a day after the house party, she appeared intimidated by the prospect of facing down the men she [...]
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Why Can’t U.K. Solve the Irish Border Problem in Brexit?

The return of a “hard” border might threaten to undermine the Good Friday agreement that has reduced sectarian conflict in the North. And that is exactly what some fear Brexit will do, unless Britain remains part of the European Union’s [...]
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Conservative Irish Leader Supports Easing of Abortion Ban

3 months ago | 0 comment
Speaking before the lower house of Parliament on Thursday, Mr. Martin caused a sensation when he announced that — having previously opposed any legalized abortion — he himself would vote for repeal of the Eighth Amendment and support [...]
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Agonizing Question for Irish: What to Do With Children’s Remains?

3 months ago | 0 comment
Then, in technical language devoid of emotion, the report listed five options, including the estimated cost. The least intrusive choice would be to do little more than erect a memorial on the site and leave things as they are. The most [...]
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Irish Lawmakers Recommend Repealing Strict Abortion Ban

4 months ago | 0 comment
Ailbhe Smyth, a spokeswoman for the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, a group pressing to repeal the constitutional provision that bans abortion, praised the committee’s decision, calling it “a very major step forward.” Ronan [...]
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Brexit Talks Hit Hurdle as D.U.P. Balks at Irish Border Plan

5 months ago | 0 comment
Mrs. May had already made serious concession on two of the issues. Last week, Britain agreed in principle to write a divorce check estimated at $ 47 billion to $ 53 billion, more than double its initial offer. And Britain was expected [...]
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How Brexit looms large over the Irish border: ‘It’s the Berlin wall approaching us’

5 months ago | 0 comment
How Brexit looms large over the Irish border: 'It's the Berlin wall approaching us' In the communities that straddle the divide between Northern Ireland and the Republic, anxieties about a hard border are becoming very real. Many [...]
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On Irish Border, Worries That ‘Brexit’ Will Undo a Hard-Won Peace

9 months ago | 0 comment
Reinstating a hard border, as residents call it, would have both psychological and practical implications. The movement of goods and services between north and south, now commonplace and easy, would become far more complicated with the [...]
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okay okay but we DON’T WANT THE IRISH

1 year ago | 0 comment
Trump’s proverb, Paul Ryan’s ‘despicable’ pint and other St. Patrick’s Day mishaps The day began with a cringe-worthy, mildly offensive Irish cliche in front of a roomful of Irish people, and it all went downhill from there. “Top [...]
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CBC: Myth of Irish ‘slavery’ promoted by white supremacists ahead of St. Patrick’s Day

1 year ago | 0 comment
The most widely shared story this week containing the fabricated slavery claims is illustrated withan unrelated photo of Pennsylvania child labourers taken in 1911. (Lewis Hine/National Archives Catalog) Hundreds of thousands of Irish people [...]