Pencils, not pixels: Ireland scuttles electronic voting machines

Pencils, not pixels: Ireland scuttles electronic voting machines

For sale: 7,500 electronic voting machines. Never used. Will need retrofit for security. Cost: $67 million, but all offers considered. Contact Irish government. Bought in…

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Ireland’s bailout proposal boosts confidence

Ireland’s bailout proposal boosts confidence

In response to money markets freezing due to the global banking crisis, the Irish government has drafted emergency legislation to help Irish banks access funds…

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Irish revote likely on EU treaty

Irish revote likely on EU treaty

Irish voters appear likely to vote again on the Lisbon Treaty in a bid to sustain progress toward a more streamlined and powerful European Union. Meeting in Brussels, European…

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All eyes on Irish in key E.U. vote

All eyes on Irish in key E.U. vote

On Thursday, Ireland will be – for a day, at least – the most influential country in Europe, as its citizens vote on a treaty designed to streamline…

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Global cluster-bomb ban draws moral line in the sand

Global cluster-bomb ban draws moral line in the sand

Co-written with Scott Peterson Diplomats from 111 countries will unveil a treaty on Friday to ban cluster bombs that have left war zones around the…

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With 10 years of peace, Northern Ireland strives for more

With 10 years of peace, Northern Ireland strives for more

Ten years after Northern Ireland sealed the historic Good Friday peace deal, its power-sharing government is thriving under two former adversaries. In fact, Martin McGuinness and the Rev. Ian Paisley have such a…

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Ireland’s Ahern to resign, but peacemaker legacy likely to endure

Ireland’s Ahern to resign, but peacemaker legacy likely to endure

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of Northern Ireland’s historic Good Friday agreement, one of the leaders who cemented the deal announced his resignation amid growing…

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Northern Ireland refuses to cede peace

Northern Ireland refuses to cede peace

Workers in Belfast, Derry, and Newry gathered in silent vigils Wednesday to protest three recent killings that broke 11 years of calm – and to underscore, through dignified…

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As property values soar, Ireland’s generations divide on returns

As property values soar, Ireland’s generations divide on returns

Even as concerns about bad debt fueled Britain’s worst financial crisis in 15 years last month, a bestselling Irish author warned in a new book that Ireland’s…

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Ireland steps up as immigration leader

Ireland steps up as immigration leader

As Europe wrestles with its relatively new status as an immigrant continent, an unlikely leader is emerging: Ireland. Historically known for its high emigration rates, the…

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