Yes vote will confirm how Ireland’s changed

Yes vote will confirm how Ireland’s changed

22 May 2015

I’ve never really cared about not having a vote in Ireland. I have a vote in Australia so not having one at home did not particularly bother me. This time is different though.

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Much at stake as Ireland votes on gay marriage

Much at stake as Ireland votes on gay marriage

22 May 2015

So, it seems that Ireland- so long seen as a country where church and state are irrecovably intertwined- may legislate for same-sex marriage before secular Australia does.

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Ireland out of Eurovision final

Ireland out of Eurovision final

22 May 2015

Ireland have failed to make it through to the finals of this year's Eurovision Song Contest with their youngest ever entrant, 17-year-old Molly Sterling.

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Keaney attacker guilty of manslaughter

Keaney attacker guilty of manslaughter

22 May 2015

A man has been found guilty of manslaughter in Australia after a one-punch assault that claimed the life of Irishman Thomas Keaney.

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Latest Irish Echo print edition now on sale

Latest Irish Echo print edition now on sale

21 May 2015

The new print edition of the Irish Echo is out now from your local newsagent and features extensive coverage of the marriage equality referendum and the controversial changes to backpackers’ tax rules.

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Emigrants can vote … in the Eurovision

Emigrants can vote … in the Eurovision

20 May 2015

OK, so you can’t vote in the same-sex marriage referendum and the government has no interest in allowing you to vote in Dáil or presidential elections. But there is a ballot in which Ireland needs your vote and you are enfranchised – the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Belfast bakery guilty in gay cake case

Belfast bakery guilty in gay cake case

20 May 2015

The Christian owners of a bakery discriminated against a gay man when they refused to make a cake carrying a slogan that promoted same-sex marriage.

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SF leader meets Prince Charles in Galway

SF leader meets Prince Charles in Galway

20 May 2015

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has claimed he had a meeting of minds talking to the Prince of Wales about lives lost in Northern Ireland's 30-year conflict.

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Broadcaster Derek Davis dies, aged 67

Broadcaster Derek Davis dies, aged 67

14 May 2015

Veteran broadcaster Derek Davis, who worked for both RTE and BBC Northern Ireland, has died aged 67.

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Kennedy to renew love affair with Australia

Kennedy to renew love affair with Australia

13 May 2015

Ireland has produced many great singers, unique voices that are immediately recognisable as Irish. Ronnie Drew, Sinéad O’Connor, Bono, Máire Ní Bhraonáin… Brian Kennedy is another; his Belfast falsetto is as evocative as it is unique. Pádraig Collins caught up with him ahead of his latest Australian tour.

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