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Mary McAleese warns against Brexit turmoil

A Brexit would cause turmoil and radically alter relations between Britain and Ireland, a former president has warned. Mary McAleese has also claimed Ireland’s peace and prosperity would be in danger if Britain votes to leave the European Union next week.

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Mandatory sentencing of criminals 'an expensive mistake'

Ireland is in danger of repeating the ‘mistaken’ prison experiment of the US by locking up more criminals for longer, researchers have warned. Ireland’s jail population has grown to about 4,000 since the mid-1990s – an increase of more than one third – with criminologists blaming hardline policies sparked by …

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Ireland fan holds his leaving party in Bordeaux

An Irish football fan is having “one last hurrah” in Bordeaux before he follows his heart to be with his girlfriend in Toronto. Gareth Daly, 32, from Glasnevin in Dublin, is in the picturesque French city ahead of the Republic’s clash with Belgium on Saturday.

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Missing Irish fan found safe at Paris station

An Irish fan in France for the Euro 2016 tournament who did not turn up for his flight has been found safe and well at a Paris railway station. Lee McLaughlin, 19, from Inishowen, County Donegal, arrived in the French capital on Sunday with his father and another family member, …

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