Tag Archives: Ireland

Mass baby remains found at former Catholic home in Ireland

DUBLIN: “Significant quantities” of baby remains have been discovered in an apparent makeshift crypt at the site of a former Catholic home for unmarried mothers in Ireland, an official commission said on Friday (Mar 3). The find in the town of Tuam in western Ireland came during extensive excavations by the Commission on Mother and… Read More »

Northern Ireland holds snap election in shadow of Brexit

BELFAST: Northern Ireland began voting on Thursday (Mar 2) in snap elections to resolve a political crisis fuelled by bad blood and Brexit, which is testing the delicate peace in the British province. Long-simmering tensions boiled over in January when Sinn Fein deputy first minister Martin McGuinness quit, saying he could no longer work with… Read More »

'Puppy farm capital' Ireland dogged by trafficking

DUBLIN: Illegal dog-breeding on an industrial scale has turned Ireland into the “puppy farm capital of Europe”, according to campaigners who say a recent crackdown is failing to curb the lucrative business. Thousands of puppies worth hundreds of euros each are shipped to British ports and then on to mainland Europe every year, many of… Read More »

No excuses from South Africa after historic defeat by Ireland

CAPE TOWN: South Africa offered no excuses for their disappointing defeat against Ireland on Saturday with coach Allister Coetzee ordering his players to go and “fix it”. An embarrassed-looking Coetzee praised the opposition and admitted his side’s shortcomings after South Africa were beaten 26-20 by Ireland at Newlands in an error-ridden performance in the first… Read More »