Ireland

Severe floods wreak havoc in Dublin

 
Dublin’s officials began the onerous task of piecing the capital back together again on Tuesday after a torrential downpour the day before swelled the city’s main waterways, causing them to burst their banks. Water spilled over into the streets, and the flooding quickly prompted Dublin’s City Council to enact its “major emergency plan”. Watch the videos...
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Irish debt crisis: “It’s either emigration or the dole queue”

 
As Ireland comes under intense pressure from the EU to request a bailout over its debt crisis, Irish students are facing rising university fees and gloomy job prospects. Many choose to leave the country, prompting fears of a brain drain that could cripple the economy further. Read more…

Warning: this is not a real baby

It looks like a newborn, it feels like a newborn, but it’s not a newborn, it’s a "reborn". A reborn doll, that is: an ultra-realistic rendition of a real-life baby, down to the tiniest fingernail or wisp of hair. Read more and see the photos…

The Irish take on "Thievery" Henry

The Web is ablaze over France's controversial qualification for the World Cup, or to be precise, Thierry Henry's handball, which shattered Ireland's chances of taking part in the 2010 tournament. Read more and see the images...

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EU referendum in Ireland: "We've got as much as we can, let's get out now"

If the Irish people vote "No" to the Lisbon Treaty today, the document will be binned. A traditionally pro-Europe nation, last week the polls showed a change in opinion, with "No" coming out as the likely winner. Irish voters from both sides tell us why the treaty is "scary". Read more...

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