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9 Oct
The country has finally dropped its opposition to a global tax reform brokered by the OECD in July. The revised corporate tax rate will only apply to large multinational companies
14 May
Ireland's health regulator said the shutdown of health system computers is a precaution and the COVID vaccination program is unaffected.
18 Apr
Irish regulators are responsible for the investigation because the US tech giant has set up its European headquarters in Dublin. It will focus on reports that more than 500 million users saw their data leaked online.
2 Mar
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it is the "right time" for the United Kingdom and Ireland to launch a bid to host the 2030 soccer World Cup, while he added the country would also be willing to host extra Euro 2020 matches this year if required.
15 Jan
Irish papers react to a much-awaited report on systemic abuse in the country's Catholic homes for unwed mothers. The Irish Examiner's front page lists the names and birthdays of some of the 9,000 children who died in the institutions between 1922 and 1998. We also look at reactions in India to the Supreme Court's suspension of controversial farming laws. Plus: "Sex and the City" fans struggle to imagine a reboot without Samantha and a woman in France struggles to convince authorities she's still alive!
15 Jan
Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin said the report described "a dark, difficult and shameful chapter of very recent Irish history" and a deeply misogynistic culture in Ireland.
29 Dec 2020
The transition period for Brexit ends on December 31. This will affect Ireland more than any other EU member state. But hopes are strong that it will at least not reignite the conflict in Northern Ireland.
24 Dec 2020
Opposition supporters have started a nationwide strike and set up tents in the capital. They claim they'll stay until the PM steps down, but he said he has no intention of leaving office.
25 Jul 2020
Last week Ireland welcomed a court ruling that denied it more than €14 billion of Apple money in back taxes. It has brought its tax regime into sharp focus, but the problem is global as much as anything else.
26 May 2018
Irish voters are heading to the polls in a referendum which could lead to the liberalisation of abortion laws. Terminations of pregnancy are illegal in Ireland, except in extreme cases where the mother's life is in danger. Voters are now deciding whether to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution - introduced in 1983 – which offers equal protection under the law to the mother and the unborn child.
19 Mar 2018
Our reporters returned to Ireland, where the remains of 800 children who died at the Tuam Mother and Baby home in County Galway were found in a mass grave.
31 Jan 2018
In May, Ireland will hold a referendum to overturn a 35-year constitutional provision protecting the life of the unborn child. We take a look at press reactions from around the world.

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