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Thousands of racehorses slaughtered in Britain and Ireland

Thousands of racehorses are being sent to slaughterhouses in Britain and Ireland, an investigation aired on BBC has claimed. Freedom of information requests revealed that 4,000 former racehorses were slaughtered in Britain and Ireland since the beginning of 2019. Most, but not all, were trained in Ireland. Animal Aid, which has long campaigned for an […]

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Conor McGregor defeated after breaking leg at UFC 264 against Dustin Poirier

Irish boxer Conor McGregor was defeated for the second time in two fights after breaking his leg at UFC 264 on Saturday night in Las Vegas. The 32-year-old was stopped after the first round against former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier. Replays showed his ankle rolling over as he stepped backwards seconds before the end […]

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2 Spanish, 1 Irish national abducted and killed in Burkina Faso ambush

Three Europeans abducted near a nature reserve in eastern Burkina Faso have been killed. Two Spanish journalists and an Irish national were a part of an anti-poaching patrol that was ambushed by gunmen near Pama Reserve on Monday. Burkina Faso government officials confirmed their deaths on Tuesday. A local soldier was also abducted, but his […]

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‘Deeply concerning scenes’: Violence in Northern Ireland enters sixth consecutive night

Northern Ireland witnessed violence for the sixth consecutive night as unionists and nationalists clashed with police and each other. Unrest first broke out last week amid rising tensions relating to Brexit and unionist anger over a decision by police not to prosecute leaders of the Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein for allegedly breaking coronavirus restrictions […]

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Violent clashes erupt in Northern Ireland for third straight night

Violent clashes in Northern Ireland erupted over the weekend amid increasing tensions in a region historically plagued with sectarian violence. Sunday marked a third night of disorder in the cities of Belfast and Derry/Londonderry, where police were targeted with petrol bombs and cars hijacked and set alight. The clashes involved children as young as 12, […]

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Doctor couple who rescued freezing lost dog reported for breaching Covid-19 lockdown guidelines

A couple who rescued an eight-year-old lost pup in the Wicklow Mountains, Ireland have been reported to the police for breaking the 5km limit lockdown rule. Ciara Nolan and Jean-Francois Bonnet, both doctors, had found a dog named Neesha lost in the snow-clad mountains for two weeks and carried her on their back for six […]

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Trump extends Europe travel ban to UK and Ireland

The United States announced Saturday that a travel ban imposed on European nations over the coronavirus pandemic will be extended to the United Kingdom and Ireland. President Donald Trump has decided to “suspend all travel from the United Kingdom and Ireland. That will be effective midnight Monday night EST (0400 GMT Tuesday),” Vice President Mike […]

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Prince William jokes about he and Kate spreading coronavirus in Ireland

Britain’s Prince William has joked with healthcare workers about “spreading” the coronavirus, on the first evening of his three-day visit to Ireland. The Duke of Cambridge made the comments on Tuesday while meeting emergency workers at a reception in Dublin hosted by Britain’s ambassador to Ireland. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet Irish Prime […]

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Mysterious abandoned ship washes ashore Ireland after storm Dennis

A “ghost ship” drifting without a crew for more than a year washed ashore on Ireland’s south coast in high seas caused by Storm Dennis, the Republic’s coast guard said. The abandoned 77-metre (250-feet) cargo ship MV Alta ran aground on rocks outside the village of Ballycotton near Cork, Ireland’s second city, bringing an end […]

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39 Essex truck victims believed to be Vietnamese nationals

All the 39 people found dead in the back of a truck in England last month are believed to be Vietnamese nationals, Essex Police said in a statement on Friday. “At this time, we believe the victims are Vietnamese nationals, and we are in contact with the Vietnamese Government,” Assistant Chief Constable Tim Smith said. […]

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39 dead bodies found in shipping truck container in Essex

39 dead bodies have been found in a truck container in Essex. The vehicle, believed to be from Bulgaria, was found at Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays. There were 38 adults and one teenager inside the container. The truck driver, a 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. The police have […]

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Man catches €3 million 8.5-foot bluefin tuna off Ireland

A man caught an enormous 8.5-foot bluefin tuna off the coast of Ireland – and then released it back into the sea. Dave Edwards from West Cork Charters caught tuna on Sunday. The monster fish was the largest to be caught in Irish waters this year, and would have been worth up to 3 million […]