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2006-05-31 03:40:07

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland plans to rush new laws on rape through parliament next week after a Supreme Court ruling left open a loophole that allowed a man convicted of raping a 12-year-old girl to be freed. The Supreme Court ruled last week that a 1935 law on statutory rape, under which any man who has sex with a girl under the age of 15 is automatically guilty of a crime, was unconstitutional. A 41-year-old man known only as 'Mr A', who was jailed in 2004 after he admitted having...

2006-04-06 17:51:22

By Paul Hoskins ARMAGH (Reuters) - Britain and Ireland set a November deadline on Thursday for restoring Northern Ireland's regional administration in a final push to persuade the province's feuding politicians to share power. "The moment has come as we always knew it would for the ultimate decision," British Prime Minister Tony Blair told a news conference near the border with the Republic of Ireland. Blair and Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern unveiled plans to recall the Belfast...

2006-04-06 12:22:47

By Paul Hoskins ARMAGH (Reuters) - Britain and Ireland set a November deadline on Thursday for restoring Northern Ireland's regional administration in a final push to persuade the province's warring politicians to share power. "The moment has come as we always knew it would for the ultimate decision," British Prime Minister Tony Blair told a news conference near the border with the Republic of Ireland. Blair and Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern unveiled plans to recall the Belfast...

2006-04-06 09:24:26

By Paul Hoskins ARMAGH (Reuters) - Britain and Ireland set a November deadline on Thursday for restoring Northern Ireland's regional administration in a final push to persuade the province's warring politicians to share power. "The moment has come as we always knew it would for the ultimate decision," British Prime Minister Tony Blair told a news conference in County Armagh, close to the Irish border with Northern Ireland. Blair and Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern unveiled plans...

2006-03-31 02:55:19

By Jodie Ginsberg DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland will mark two anniversaries in April. The first -- 100 years since the birth of playwright Samuel Beckett -- has provoked little drama. The second, although not normally regarded as a significant year, has nonetheless sparked heated debate in parliament and a flood of media bickering, and has put the spotlight on the roots of Irish identity at a time when the country is undergoing radical change. Beckett was 10 years old and still living...

2006-03-17 15:51:25

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ireland's prime minister used a Saint Patrick's Day visit to hammer home to President George W. Bush concerns about secret CIA flights through his country and treatment of inmates at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo. Prime Minister Bertie Ahern raised the issue of rendition, the controversial U.S. practice of moving terrorism suspects from one country to another, in White House talks on Friday, saying he had pressed for "more transparency."...

2005-12-01 22:18:14

By Saul Hudson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Ireland on Thursday the United States had not used its territory to secretly transfer terrorism suspects to foreign states as she tried to defuse concerns over the handling of U.S. detainees. With European allies and publics worried over reports the United States has been using the practice known as rendition in the region, the Bush administration has been under increasing pressure to explain its tactics...

2005-08-05 18:25:45

By Kevin Smith DUBLIN (Reuters) - Three Irish fugitives accused of Irish Republican Army membership and convicted by a Colombian court of teaching Marxist rebels how to make bombs resurfaced in Ireland on Friday, triggering a political storm. The men's reappearance in their home country comes a week after the IRA vowed to end its 30-year armed campaign against British rule in Northern Ireland, prompting suspicions their return may have been part of a deal with the IRA's political ally Sinn...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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