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Irish PM urges action on abuse as Pope admits 'shame and pain'

Aug 25, 2018 - 6:36 PM

(UPDATED) Pope Francis is in Ireland to close the 2018 World Meeting of Families

ARRIVAL. Pope Francis disembarks from the plane on his arrival at Dublin International Airport on August 25, 2018, at the start of his visit to Ireland to attend the 2018 World Meeting of Families. Photo by Paul Faith/AFP

Ireland set to repeal abortion ban by a landslide

May 26, 2018 - 2:38 PM

(UPDATED) Counting is under way, with the 40 constituencies to declare individual results before the full final declaration at Dublin Castle

REFERENDUM. A voter arrives at St Annes school, in South Dublin, Ireland on May 25, 2018, during the Irish referendum on liberalizing the abortion law. Photo by Paul Faith/Rappler

Britain and EU fail to reach Brexit deal

Dec 05, 2017 - 7:19 AM

A dispute over the Irish border scuppers talks in Brussels, but both sides say they are confident of reaching an agreement later this week

NO AGREEMENT. British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker give a press conference as they meet for Brexit negotiations on December 4, 2017 at the European Commission in Brussels. John Thys/AFP

Ireland's first gay prime minister enters office

Jun 14, 2017 - 11:15 PM

In his acceptance speech Varadkar emphasizes youthful energy arguing the politics of the past are no longer fit for purpose

PRIME MINISTER VARADKAR. Leo Varadkar listens to a speech after his victory in the party leadership election, at the National Count Centre in Mansion House, Dublin on June 2, 2017. Photo by Paulo Nunes dos Santos/AFP

Ireland set for first openly gay prime minister

Jun 03, 2017 - 11:16 AM

His victory marks a watershed moment in Ireland a once overwhelmingly Catholic and socially conservative country with the Irish Times calling it a new dawn

FIRST. Fine Gael TD for Dublin West and Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar listens to a speech after his victory in the party leadership election, at the National Count Centre in Mansion House, Dublin on June 2, 2017. Photo by Paulo Nunes dos Santos/AFP