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    9,000 died in Irish homes for ‘illegitimate’ infants

    Agence France-Presse . Dublin | Updated at 11:14am on January 13, 2021

    Some 9,000 children died in Ireland’s ‘mother and baby homes’, where unmarried mothers were routinely separated from their infant offspring, according to an official report...

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    Dublin tightens virus curbs for second time this week

    Agence France-Presse . Dublin | Updated at 11:41pm on September 19, 2020

    Coronavirus restrictions were tightened in Dublin for the second time in a week on Friday, as Ireland’s capital becomes the epicentre of a fresh wave...

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    Irish PM to recall parliament as coronavirus scandal grows

    Agence France-Presse . Dublin | Updated at 12:40am on August 24, 2020

    Irish premier Micheal Martin announced Sunday he would recall parliament following a scandal over politicians breaching coronavirus rules, for which he urged EU trade commissioner...

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    TikTok to set up first European data centre in Ireland

    Agence France-Presse . Dublin | Updated at 10:08pm on August 06, 2020

    Popular video-sharing app TikTok, threatened with a ban in the United States over its Chinese ownership, on Thursday announced plans for its first data centre...

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    Ireland to accelerate end of lockdown: PM

    Agence France-Presse . Dublin | Updated at 12:20am on June 21, 2020

    Ireland plans to accelerate the lifting of its coronavirus lockdown for the second time in the coming weeks, prime minister Leo Varadkar said Friday. Churches,...

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    Irish parties reach draft coalition deal with rotating PM

    Agence France-Presse . Dublin | Updated at 12:05am on June 16, 2020

    Three Irish parties on Monday agreed a draft deal to form a coalition government with a rotating prime minister, sparking outrage from Sinn Fein, which...

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    Ireland bans large gatherings until end of August

    Agence France-Presse . Dublin | Updated at 11:18pm on April 22, 2020

    Large-scale events will remain banned in Ireland until the end of August as part of an effort to tackle the coronavirus, the government said on...

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    Irish police set up roadblocks ahead of Easter holidays

    Agence France-Presse . Dublin | Updated at 12:22am on April 09, 2020

    Irish police set up nationwide traffic checkpoints on Wednesday, armed with new powers to enforce a lockdown designed to stem the spread of the coronavirus....

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    Irish PM to work for health service during coronavirus crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Dublin | Updated at 10:11pm on April 06, 2020

    Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar has rejoined the medical register to help the health service during the coronavirus crisis, a government spokesman said Sunday. Dr...

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    Dublin deserted as coronavirus dampens St. Patrick’s Day

    Agence France-Presse . Dublin | Updated at 11:46pm on March 17, 2020

    Pubs were shuttered and pints left unpoured on St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin Tuesday, as the Irish capital swapped its annual riot of celebration for...

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