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Irish system failed pregnant woman: report
Herald Sun
As the expert report was made public on Thursday, the Irish government published a new draft bill designed to clarify the rules for when doctors can carry out terminations. Halappanavar’s husband Praveen claimed she had repeatedly asked medics for a 

Irish Incur Huge Costs to Secure Michelle’s Vacation
White House Dossier
The Republic of Ireland was apparently forced to spend into the millions of dollars on a massive security operation to protect First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters during their two-day trip to Dublin, according to Irish press reports. The visit 

Irish poet to be focus of Yeats Day at Waseda
The Japan Times
One of the first attempts to combine the literary traditions of the English and Japanese languages occurred in 1916, when Irish poet William Butler Yeats tried his hand at a noh play. The result, “At the Hawk’s Well,” tells the story of a mythological 

US diocese sued over ‘abuse by Irish priest’
Irish Independent
A CATHOLIC Church diocese in the United States is being sued by an alleged abuse victim who says an Irish priest sexually assaulted him in the 1980s. Also in this section. Victim of baseball bat assault vents anger as attacker gets TV trip to Paris 

Irish drug prices ‘now matching European average’ – drugs firms
thejournal.ie
The Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IHPA) says market research carried out by an independent firm clashes with other claims that Irish customers pay significantly more for patented medicines than their counterparts elsewhere in Europe.

Irish Justice Minister: Children of divorced parents ‘are used as weapons’
Marilyn Stowe Blog
“Unfortunately and tragically, all too frequently, the dispute between estranged spouses turns into a war over children and children are just used as the weapons in the war.” The minister announced plans to reform the Irish family law system, with a 

Irish abortion bill is introduced to Dáil
BBC News
A controversial abortion bill in the Republic of Ireland will be introduced in the Dáil (IrishParliament) on Thursday. The legislation will allow abortion in limited circumstances. Terminations may be carried out where there is a threat to the life of 


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Irish households recycling twice the EU average
Irish Independent
IRISH households are recycling twice the EU average of electrical waste.New figures show that 8kg of old fridges, irons and batteries were sent for proper disposal last year, twice the EU target. Also in this section. Hero fisherman rescues three 

Hundred thousand digs at ‘pimp’ Enda


Did you hear the one about the pimp, the prostitute and the war criminal? It’s a national joke, according to left-wing TD Clare Daly.

Unlike the US in Guantanamo Bay, Ms Daly took no prisoners as she declared war on the G8 “fawn-fest” and everyone involved.

Fresh from being branded a “urinating clown” relieving himself on the Seanad by an irate Fianna Fáiler, Enda Kenny was down-graded to brothel-keeper-in-chief by Ms Daly as she laid into the “slobbering” over Michelle Obama and her husband — aka Mr “War Criminal”.

“It is difficult to decide which is worse, the outpourings of President Obama and his wife or the sycophantic fawning over them by the political establishment and sections of the media,” the United Left Alliance TD lamented.

In a lengthy leader’s questions broadside which the pimp — sorry, Taoiseach — branded a “rant”, Ms Daly let rip. Not even self-styled national saint Bono escaped her wrath.

Getting slightly confused about whether Enda was actually pimp or prostitute, Ms Daly declared: “Is it not the case that he has showcased us a nation of pimps prostituting ourselves in return for a pat on the head?

“We were speculating this morning about whether the Taoiseach would deck out the Cabinet in leprechaun hats decorated with stars and stripes to mark our abject humiliation.”

Though she didn’t mentioned the U2 star by name, he was clearly in her sights: “While we had separate and special news bulletins by the state broadcaster to tell us what Michelle Obama and her daughters had for lunch in Dublin, there was very little questioning of the fact that they were having lunch with Mr Tax Exile himself.”

A strange statement from someone who stood solidly by the Dáil’s very own tax cheat, Mick Wallace, to such an extent they could have their own mangled moniker — Click (Clare and Mick) — but Ms Daly was on a roll by this stage.

Turning céad mile fáilte into a hundred thousand digs, the Dublin TD, who describes herself as an internationalist, sounded oddly nationalistic as she took umbridge at Michelle daring to feel Irish: “The statement that Mrs Obama was glad to be home was barely challenged even though ‘home’ is a country she has been in for less than one week and to which her husband has only tenuous links.”

Go home Michelle, Clare does not want you or your husband here.

“Is the US president seeking the hypocrite of the century award?” Ms Daly asked in a question we suspect was rhetorical.

“The reality is that, by any serious examination, this man is a war criminal. This is the man who facilitated a 200% increase in the use of drones which have killed thousands, including hundreds of children,” the TD added in reference to Barack Obama’s call on youngsters in the North to seize the prize of peace.

Buried underneath all the name-calling, Ms Daly was actually trying to make a serious point about the use of Shannon by the US to arm Syrian rebels.

“The Taoiseach said no arms ever came through Shannon Airport. In 2012, some 548 US planes landed in Shannon Airport. How does he know what was on them if they were never examined?” she asked.

Mr Kenny branded the remarks “disgraceful”, but the image lingered of Enda slumped in a seedy Oirish doorway touting for trade with his little leprechaun hat on.

via Hundred thousand digs at ‘pimp’ Enda | Irish Examiner.

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Irish Ministry Calls for Pension Overhaul
aiCIO
(June 19, 2013) — The Irish Pension Board has serious concerns over the sustainability and management of retirement assets, according to the Ministry for Social Protection. The board found that defined contribution (DC) plans must become the future 
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IMF Warns of Irish Austerity Fatigue as Bailout Exit Looms
Bloomberg
The Irish government estimates an accord in February to restructure the bailout of former Anglo IrishBank Corp. will yield 1 billion euros ($1.3 billion) in annual savings from next year. These shouldn’t be used to temper budget cuts as the state may 

Michelle Obama has ‘typical Irish family lunch’ with Bono

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Telegraph.co.uk
The smart Dublin commuter town is so used to famous faces it is dubbed “Paddywood” – Irish singers Van Morrison and Enya live here, as does Bono’s U2 bandmate The Edge. Formula One drivers Eddie Irvine and Damon Hill lived here, as did novelist 
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Inquiry seeks WA Irish child abuse victims
Herald Sun
NUMEROUS Irish child sex abuse victims are thought to be living in Western Australia, and a major inquiry into historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland is appealing for them to come forward. The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry was set 

Irish Lawmakers Expected to Approve Limited Abortion
New York Times (blog)

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DUBLIN — The Irish Parliament is expected to legalize limited abortion before its summer break after the publication of final government proposals that would allow terminations in cases when there is a real and substantial risk to the life of the 
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Threat to burn minister’s home over abortion bill
Irish Independent

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Health Minister James Reilly has received a letter threatening to burn him and his family out of their home from an opponent of the abortion bill. Also in this section. Outlook is gloomy: 10 more wet summers on cards · ‘Honest’ thief gives back bike to 
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Irish Human Rights Commission calls for comprehensive Magdalene redress 
IrishCentral
The Irish Human Rights Commission has called on the government to establish a comprehensive redress scheme for survivors of the Magdalene Laundries. The agency says the scheme should be established as the State failed to protect the human rights of 
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Kenny rules out income tax hikes in next budget


Irish Times
In a speech delivered to the International Labour Organisation in Geneva, as part of his duties under the Irish EU presidency, the Minister said Ireland must address the burden of income tax on people with average incomes to create the jobs required to …

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With president at G8, Michelle Obama enjoys Irish links
Reuters UK
DUBLIN (Reuters) – With the U.S. president locked in high-level meetings at a secluded hotel in Northern Ireland, first lady Michelle Obama and her daughters took the chance to investigate theirIrish roots. After arriving in Belfast with her husband 

Irish Prime Minister Says Faith Should Not Affect One’s Public Service
Aleteia
The pro-abortion Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who drew protests for delivering the commencement address and receiving an honorary degree from Boston College, has said that personal faith should play no part in legislation, reports the Irish Examiner.

G8 leaders enjoy Comber spuds and Irish coffees at working dinner
Belfast Telegraph
The new season Comber, or Comber early as it’s sometimes called, is regarded as the king of the potato crop in Northern Ireland thanks to the climate in which it’s grown, sheltered by the Mournes and the Ards Peninsula. It’s also harvested earlier than …

The Irish DO drink more than everyone else, with single-sex schools, cricket 
Daily Mail
A map by researchers from the University College Dublin shows how much the averageIrish student drinks a year, by county. Students from counties shown in blue drink in excess of 351 units of alcohol a year. Students in Monagh, Donegal, Tiperrary and 
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Parliament Committee, Irish delegation discuss cooperation
Petra News Agency
Amman, June 17(Petra)– Head of the Arab and International Affairs Parliamentary Committee, MP Talal Al-Sharif, met with an Irish Parliamentary delegation on Monday to promote friendly ties between the two countries in various aspects, particularly the …
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Donald Trump’s dirty bombshell revealed: Tycoon to claim he has Obama divorce papers


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“TOMORROW I will be tweeting on only one subject,” Donald Trump told his 1.6 million Twitter followers yesterday. A minute later he tweeted: “My announcement is tomorrow!”

But the big bombshell the tycoon is threatening to drop on the Obamas, a bombshell he claims could change the course of the US Presidential election, has been revealed ahead of time by a financial adviser with links to Trump.

Douglas Kass, who often appears with Trump on the US talkshow Squawkbox and has written for the Wall Street Journal, tweeted: “High above the Alps my Gnome has heard that Donald Trump will announce that he has unearthed divorce papers between the Prez and his wife.”

The tycoon and Apprentice host, who has a history of making false allegations about the President, will allegedly claim that the papers show Barack and Michelle Obama seriously considering splitting up.

Barack and Michelle Obama after yesterday’s presidential debate. The White House has rubbished previous divorce claims about the couple. Picture: AP

The divorce rumour first reared its head in a recent book about Obama by author Ed Klein. He said the Obamas hit a rough patch in 2000 and Michelle “actually had divorce papers drawn up”. The claim was denied by the White House.

When asked by Mail Online about Kass’s tweet, Trump’s spokesman did not deny it. The day before Trump’s right-hand man, Michael Cohen, denied that Trump would be speaking about an anonymous rumour that Obama sold cocaine in college.

The fact that Trump announced he would be dropping a bombshell the day after the last presidential debate smacks of dirty campaigning by America’s hard right.

Trump has tried to smear the President before. He was a vocal proponent of the discredited “birther theory”, that Obama was born in Kenya and not Hawaii, and is therefore disqualified from being President of the United States.

Even if the divorce papers are genuine, it’s hard to see how they could hurt the Obama campaign; it’s more likely the backlash against Trump will hurt the Republicans and their candidate, Mitt Romney.

via Donald Trump’s dirty bombshell revealed: Tycoon to claim he has Obama divorce papers | News.com.au.

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