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The latest news and events relating to Ireland from aroud the world.

Game of Thrones season images released

The first images from the seventh season of Game of Thrones have been released, and they're not giving much away in terms of storyline. Spoiler alert! In Winterfell, Jon Snow is looking as generally dark and broody as usual but from the arch behind him, and the dark surrounds, it could be possible that he…

Motorist courts disaster by driving wrong way over Irish Motorway Bridge

Motorist courts disaster by driving wrong way over Irish Motorway Bridge

Police are investigating after a driver nearly caused a major accident by driving the wrong way into the path of oncoming vehicles on a busy motorway bridge. The incident happened in driving rain on the Foyle Bridge in Co Derry. It was daytime but the sky was dark and overcast, and cars all had their…

How death of a schoolgirl revealed ‘underworld of nastiness’ in the Church

How death of a schoolgirl revealed ‘underworld of nastiness’ in the Church

Gay Byrne has described his feelings when he realised the Church was hiding shocking secrets from its followers and the lay authorities. The veteran broadcaster features in an RTE documentary Last Orders, which looks at the institutional abuse inflicted on children by the Church. Gay tells how he attended a Christian Brothers school in Dublin…

EastEnders pair cross the Irish Sea for Redwater spin-off

Kat and Alfie Moon have turned up in Ireland in the first official snap of the EastEnders' spin-off Redwater. Viewers will see the pair, played by Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie, head to the tiny, fictional village in Ireland to search for Kat's long lost son. (more…)

Liver transplant unit ill-equipped to fight superbug,watchdog warns

Ireland's national liver transplant unit is ill-equipped to fight a potentially deadly superbug, health watchdogs have warned. The drug-resistant VRE infection has been on the increase at the unit in St Vincent's Hospital in Dublin, says the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa). (more…)

Two-thirds in Republic ‘would vote for united Ireland’

Two out of three people in the Irish Republic would vote for a united Ireland, a major opinion poll has found. Pollster Red C said its latest national survey - weeks after the Brexit result - shows a sharp rise in support for reunification since a similar opinion poll six years ago. (more…)

Man, 74, bailed on charge of withholding information about IRA spy murder

An elderly man from Scotland has been granted bail after he was charged with withholding information surrounding the murder of IRA spy Denis Donaldson. Patrick Gillespie, 74, from Craigvar Street in Glasgow, appeared before the Special Criminal Court in Dublin more than 10 years on from the killing of the top Sinn Fein official. (more…)

Flanagan warns UK against fortifying border after Brexit

Britain has been warned by the Irish government that any attempt to fortify the border with the Republic to prevent migrants slipping into the UK by the back door "won't work". Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan insisted the two countries must keep the "invisible" border that exists at present after Brexit. (more…)

Brexit vote sees more shoppers crossing the border

The Brexit vote has boosted business in Northern Ireland from shoppers across the UK's only EU land border, a leading retailer has said. The number from the south visiting Newry in Co Down is up 50% since the June referendum as the pound slid in value against the euro, Buttercrane shopping centre manager Peter Murray…