Ireland becomes world’s first country to divest from fossil fuels

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Bill passed by parliament means more than 300m shares in coal, oil, peat and gas will be sold as soon as practicable The Republic of Ireland will become the worlds first country to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies, after a bill was passed with all-party support in the lower house of parliament. […]

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Exit polls point to landslide vote to relax Irish abortion laws

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Two surveys for Irish Times and RT indicate clear victory for yes campaign Ireland has voted by a landslide to lift the ban on abortion that had been enshrined in its constitution for three decades, the first exit polls from a historic referendum suggest. If confirmed at Saturdays count, the shock result three years after […]

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Ireland votes by landslide to legalise abortion

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Leo Varadkar vows legal terminations by end of year after huge vote for change Ireland has voted by a landslide to legalise abortion in a stunning outcome that marks a dramatic defeat for the Catholic churchs one-time domination of the Republic. The Irish electorate voted by 1,429,981 votes to 723,632 in favour of abolishing a […]

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Cranberries Singer Dolores ORiordan Dead at 46

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London (AP) — Dolores O'Riordan, whose urgent, powerful voice helped make Irish rock band The Cranberries a global success in the 1990s, died suddenly on Monday at a London hotel. She was 46. The singer-songwriter's publicist, Lindsey Holmes, confirmed that O'Riordan died in London, where she was recording, "No further details are available at this […]

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