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Ireland's Sinn Fein demands place in government at Dublin rally
Reuters - 2/25/2020 9:19:00 PM
Irish left-wing nationalists Sinn Fein demanded a place in Ireland’s next government on Tuesday at a packed rally in Dublin, saying the country’s two dominant centre-right parties were trying block voters’ demand for change.

Coronavirus: Italy's Six Nations matches against Ireland and England could be under threat
BBC - 2/25/2020 5:50:00 PM
Seven people have died in Italy and 229 tested positive for the virus, while 11 towns in the north are in lockdown. Italy's men and women's teams play in Ireland in two weeks before hosting England in the final round. Scotland Women's match in Italy on Sunday was cancelled and is yet to be rearranged. "Six Nations is monitoring this situation ...

Man convicted of murdering ex-partner's mother in Ireland
The Guardian - 2/25/2020 6:00:00 PM
Kieran Greene, 35, was found guilty of killing Patricia O’Connor, 61, after trial that ‘transfixed’ country

Beibhinn Parsons: Ireland's teenage sensation did not hesitate over Six Nations withdrawal
BBC - 2/25/2020 7:05:00 PM
Ireland wing Beibhinn Parsons did not hesitate in withdrawing from the Six Nations to focus on her studies despite her impressive start to the tournament, says head coach Adam Griggs. The 18-year-old scored eye-catching tries in the opening two rounds, but had made herself unavailable for the latter stages to study for exams. Parsons made the ...

Ireland’s ruling parties in talks to shut out Sinn Féin
The Financial Times - 2/25/2020 7:07:00 PM
Ireland’s traditional ruling parties have held “preliminary” talks that could lead to a coalition deal to shut Sinn Féin out of government despite surging support for the nationalists in an inconclusive election this month. Leo Varadkar’s centre-right Fine Gael and centrist opposition Fianna Fáil have dominated Irish politics for ...

Joey Carbery: Ireland and Munster fly-half to undergo ankle surgery
BBC - 2/25/2020 5:08:00 PM
Ireland fly-half Joey Carbery is set to undergo surgery on his ankle, Munster have confirmed. Carbery, 24, was ruled out of this year's Six Nations after picking up a wrist injury during Munster's Pro14 defeat by Ulster in January. The news is a further blow for Carbery, who was expected to miss up to four months with his wrist problem.

Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis silent on Troubles amnesty for soldiers
The Times - 2/25/2020 2:12:00 AM
The Northern Ireland secretary of state has refused to say whether the UK government will introduce an amnesty for British soldiers. On a visit to Derry, Brandon Lewis was pressed on his government’s pledge to legislate to end what it has characterised as unjustified prosecutions of former British soldiers. The UK government is facing ...

England 24-12 Ireland: Six Nations – as it happened
The Guardian - 2/23/2020 5:09:00 PM
The minute-by-minute action as England dismantled Ireland at Twickenham

Brexit: UK reneging on Northern Ireland pledges risks trade deals with US and EU
MSN - 2/24/2020 2:23:00 AM
Reneging on the special Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland will risk trade deals with both the EU and the US, experts have warned.

Six Nations 2020: England end Ireland's Grand Slam hopes and reignite title hopes
BBC - 2/23/2020 6:46:00 PM
England ended Ireland's Grand Slam hopes in brutal fashion as they rediscovered some of their World Cup form to reignite their own hopes of landing the Six Nations title. First-half tries from George Ford and Elliot Daly after Irish defensive errors plus two conversions and a penalty from Owen Farrell gave England a commanding 17-0 lead.