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U.K. ‘Heat Wave’? Irish ‘Drought’? Unfamiliar Words for Unfamiliar Times

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Countries known for rain and greenery are seeing parched fields and looming water restrictions. Farmers are struggling to keep livestock and crops alive. Source: NYT > World
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Irish Leader Apologizes for Adoptions That ‘Robbed Children’ of Their Identity

DUBLIN — For decades, Irish society stigmatized unwed mothers, pressuring them to give up their newborns, often in shadowy adoptions. Now, the Irish government, after years of inaction, has begun pulling away the veil. On Wednesday, [...]
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After Ireland Abortion Vote, Northern Irish Ask, ‘Why Not Us?’

2 months ago | 0 comment
BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Tyler McNally was surprised when he answered a knock on the door of his Belfast house one evening to find two police officers standing there, and shocked when they presented a warrant to search the premises. [...]
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The Irish Aren’t Red-Headed Mexicans

2 months ago | 0 comment
In an interview with NPR last Friday, Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly described the illegal aliens pouring across our border in the most gentle manner imaginable. He said that illegal aliens aren’t “bad people,” but also “not people [...]
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Acquittal in Irish Rugby Rape Case Deepens Debate on Sexual Consent

3 months ago | 0 comment
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?

5 months ago | 0 comment
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

6 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?

6 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

7 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

8 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 [...]