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Queues of drivers waited to receive a ceremonial ash blessing on their foreheads at a church in County Galway.Read the full story ›
Irish police have seized £32 million worth of cannabis hidden in farm machinery on board a ship docking in Dublin.Read the full story ›
The Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan has responded to messages of condolences after his 87-year-old mother's fatal crash on New Year's Day.Read the full story ›
Hollywood star Liam Neeson will help Ireland ratchet up their all-out charm offensive bid to host Rugby World Cup 2023 in Dublin on Tuesday.
Irish movie actor Neeson has narrated a video entitled "Ready For The World" that the 2023 World Cup bid team will debut at Tuesday's bid unveiling at the Aviva Stadium.
"Taken" star Neeson has voiced the video free of charge, lending his celebrity weight to Ireland's increasingly high-profile bid to stage rugby's global contest in seven years' time.
An Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) spokesman confirmed to Press Association Sport that actor Neeson had waived any potential fee for the promotional video, in a clear early boost to Ireland's bid.
Ireland will reveal detailed logistics and plans for their £100million bid at Tuesday's press conference, outlining potential venues and anticipated tourism and financial benefits of hosting the competition.
Ireland are battling it out with South Africa and France for the chance to stage the World Cup in seven years' time.
The IRFU has joined forces with the two Irish governments to build a bid that will run to at least £100million.
Global governing body World Rugby will decide the 2023 competition's destination in November 2017 - and Ireland are comfortably the first of the three competing nations to map out their detailed hosting plans.
Irish citizens are expected to have their special status in the UK protected after the UK leaves the EU, Brexit Secretary David Davis has said.
Under the Ireland Act 1949, the Republic of Ireland is regarded as "not a foreign country" for the purpose of UK laws. The Conservative MP for Haltemprice and Howden believes there will be no change to this.
Speaking in the House of Commons, Mr Davis said: "The aim... is that the common travel area rights - including the rights to vote, the rights to work and so on, both ways - will continue but I will come back to you about the detail."
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According to reports, Britain is planning to use Irish points of entry to combat illegal immigration.Read the full story ›
Two paramedics suffered burns as they tried to save the 70-year-old man when the vehicle burst into flames outside a hospital in Ireland.Read the full story ›