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Kate Middleton set to make first public appearance

Britain’s Princess of Wales is set to make her first public appearance this year as she joins her family at Trooping the Colour. Kate Middleton, who has been receiving treatment for an undisclosed form of cancer since late February, will ride in a carriage alongside her three children, Prince George, …

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Taoiseach to attend Ukraine peace summit in Switzerland

Taoiseach Simon Harris will be among dozens of world leaders attending a summit on peace in Ukraine this weekend. Leaders and representatives from almost 90 countries are due to attend the two-day event taking place in Switzerland. The aim of the summit is to develop a path towards peace in …

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who was elected for Independent Ireland?

With one MEP and 23 councillors elected out of 63 candidates, Independent Ireland looks like it could be an influential grouping if it repeats the trick in the forthcoming general election. Yet across the campaign, its candidates have faced repeated questions about what the party actually stands for. In a …

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Calm reflection required after eternal highs of Rome

Unprecedented success for the Irish team at the European Athletics Championships opens more doors to ongoing progression of athletes and fuels anticipation of Olympic success, but a pause for reflection is maybe now required. Ireland sent a strong team capable of winning four medals in Rome and that’s the number …

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Dangerous dogs debate gathers pace following fatal attack

Just over three years ago, three-month-old Mia O’Connell was attacked by a mixed-breed dog at her home in Clashmore in Waterford and, to the horror of her family and the wider community, died as a result of the injuries she sustained. That incident sparked revulsion as well as much sadness …

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Can Ukraine find peace on a Swiss mountain?

Switzerland is hosting a “summit on peace” this weekend in a bid to start a peace process to end the war in Ukraine. More than 90 countries will be represented at the summit, but Russia will not. Comments yesterday from Russian President Vladimir Putin suggest any compromise is a long …

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What ifs and maybes after a long count in Midlands-NW

After five days and five nights watching hundreds of thousands of European Parliament ballot papers, political activists in the Midlands-North-West constituency are well primed for the forthcoming general election campaign. Whether the memory of the lengthy count serves to motivate or minimise that anticipation, it’s definitely thrown up plenty of …

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War in Gaza continues despite UN-backed peace plan

It has been nearly a week since the UN Security Council voted for a ceasefire to end the war in Gaza. With 14 votes in favour and a Russian abstention, it was an overwhelming endorsement by the UN’s most powerful body of the three-phase peace plan that US President Joe …

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War in Gaza continues despite UN-backed peace plan

It has been nearly a week since the UN Security Council voted for a ceasefire to end the war in Gaza. With 14 votes in favour and a Russian abstention, it was an overwhelming endorsement by the UN’s most powerful body of the three-phase peace plan that US President Joe …

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Dangerous dogs debate gathers pace following fatal attack

Just over three years ago, three-month-old Mia O’Connell was attacked by a mixed-breed dog at her home in Clashmore in Waterford and, to the horror of her family and the wider community, died as a result of the injuries she sustained. That incident sparked revulsion as well as much sadness …

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