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Ireland, China to have closer cooperation


March 28th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 28 (IANS) Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny said Wednesday his country intends to intensify its cooperation with China. The two countries have agreed to forge a strategic partnership ... Read more...

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Bangladesh Supreme Court to hear Yunus’ plea Tuesday


April 4th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 4 (IANS) Bangladesh's Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear the plea of Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus challenging his removal from the managing director's post last month.A seven-member ... Read more...

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Obama’s long-lost Irish relatives ‘not pleased at hearing ancestry’


March 18th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 18 (ANI): A family history website has said that US President Barack Obama has 28 living relatives, including a Vietnam veteran and school nurse, descended from an Irishman who ... Read more...

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Irish PM Cowen calls for general election after cabinet reshuffle fails


January 20th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by BNO News
DUBLIN, IRELAND (BNO NEWS) -- Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen on Thursday announced that a General Election will be held in March after his proposed cabinet reshuffle was rejected.Cowen remarked that his ... Read more...

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Ireland and EU agree to multi-billion aid package


November 22nd, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by BNO News
DUBLIN, IRELAND (BNO NEWS) -- Ireland could be receiving between €80 billion and €90 billion ($110 to $123 billion) as European Finance ministers have agreed to release a multi-billion euro assistance package ... Read more...

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Irish Premiere Brian Cowen denies being drunk while giving an interview


September 15th, 2010 - 12:38 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Irish prime minister Brian Cowen has refused the request by the opposition to hold an election before the original date scheduled for 2012. Opposition politicians believe the ... Read more...

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US Congress approves $18 bn jobs stimulus package


March 18th, 2010 - 4:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (DPA) The US Congress Wednesday approved a nearly $18-billion package of incentives to revive the struggling US labour market. The Senate approved the HIRE Act by 68-29, sending the ... Read more...

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Barack Obama all set to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish Prime Minister


February 8th, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Feb 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US President Barack Obama is all set to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Prime Minister of Ireland – Brian Cowen. The White House ... Read more...

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President Barack Obama Invites Irish Prime Minister On St.Patrick’s Day


February 8th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Washington, Feb 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) US President Barack Obama, who had been recently honored with the Nobel Peace Prize, is focused to improve the relation of the United States with ... Read more...

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President Obama to meet Irish Prime Minister Cowen in March


February 6th, 2010 - 4:35 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen will meet President Obama in the White House in March, administration officials said on Friday.Administration officials said the United States and Ireland ... Read more...

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‘Berlusconi doodled women’s knickers at EU climate summit’


December 13th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi made doodles of women's underwear at a recent European Union summit and then passed them around to shocked leaders, a newspaper reported. He ... Read more...

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Only 1 in 3 Brits want Blair to become EU president


October 30th, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 30 (ANI): Only one in three Brits want former Prime Minister Tony Blair to be appointed as the president of the European Union, a new poll has found.According to ... Read more...

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Thousands bid farewell to Boyzone singer Gately (Lead)


October 17th, 2009 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dublin, Oct 17 (DPA) More than 1,000 fans turned up Saturday outside Saint Laurence O'Toole church in Dublin to join in the funeral farewell to Irish pop singer Stephen Gately. The fans followed ... Read more...

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Funeral of Boyzone held in Dublin


October 17th, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dublin, Oct 17 (DPA) The funeral of former Irish pop singer Stephen Gately, who died last week whilst on holiday in Majorca, took place in Dublin Saturday, with thousands of mourners attending ... Read more...

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Irish voters approve EU’s Lisbon Treaty in second referendum (Lead)


October 4th, 2009 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Dublin, Oct 3 (Xinhua) Irish voters approved the European Union's Lisbon Treaty in a second referendum with 67.13 percent voting "Yes", final official results showed Saturday. A majority of voters in 41 of ... Read more...

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Irish PM left red-faced after delivering Obama’’s speech at White House


March 19th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.19 (ANI): Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen was left red faced on Tuesday when delivering his St Patrick''s Day speech at a White House dinner party. It emerged that he was ... Read more...

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White House fountains runs green to celebrate St. Patrick’’s Day


March 18th, 2009 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.18 (ANI): The fountains on the north and south lawns of the White House turned to a magnificent green colour to mark the Irish national holiday of St.Patricks Day, during ... Read more...

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Barack Obama is 3.1pc Irish


March 17th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 17 (ANI): US President Barack Obama is 3.1 percent Irish, it has emerged.According to Ancestry.com, Obamas great-great-great-grandfather, Falmouth Kearney, sailed aboard the Marmion from Liverpool on March 20, ... Read more...

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Russia to push new European security deal at UN


September 23rd, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 23 (RIA Novosti) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will promote the idea of a new European security treaty this week when he attends the UN General Assembly. The General ... Read more...

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Irish musician Ronnie Drew of The Dubliners dies at 73


August 17th, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Dublin, Aug 17 (DPA) Irish singer Ronnie Drew of the traditional music band The Dubliners has died at the age of 73 in Dublin after a long illness, national broadcaster RTE reported. ... Read more...

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Lisbon Treaty by April 2009: Danish PM


June 19th, 2008 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Brussels, June 19 (DPA) The European Union's (EU) Lisbon Treaty should come into force by April 2009, Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Thursday ahead of an EU summit in Brussels. ... Read more...

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Irish Prime Minister Ahern to step down in May


April 2nd, 2008 - 7:46 pm ICT by admin
DPA Dublin, April 2 (DPA) Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern announced Wednesday here that he would step down May 6 amid speculation about his financial affairs. In announcing his date of resignation, Ahern ... Read more...

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Ian Paisley to quit as Northern Ireland First Minister


March 5th, 2008 - 4:39 am ICT by admin
Xinhua London, March 5 (Xinhua) Northern Ireland's First Minister Ian Paisley has announced in Belfast that he would stand down from the post in May. He said Tuesday that he would also resign ... Read more...

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