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    Irish Parliament Examining Current Abortion Law

    The Irish Parliament held a three-day public hearing to examine their current abortion law. Committee members heard testimony from medical and legal experts, religious leaders and…

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    Irish Parliament Debate on Abortion, Day 2

    Members of the Irish Dial (Parliament) debated the country’s abortion laws.This portion of the debate took place on November 21, 2012.

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    Irish Parliament Debate on Abortion, Day 1

    Members of the Irish Dial (Parliament) debated the country’s abortion laws.This portion of the debate took place on November 20, 2012.

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    Irish Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Allegations

    Prime Minister Enda Kenny spoke about allegations that Catholic priests were involved in several instances of child sexual abuse.

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    Opening of Parliament with Newly Elected Prime Minister Enda Kenny

    Newly-elected Ireland Prime Minister Enda Kenny outlined his government program at the opening of the Irish Parliament. His Fine Gail party won the most seats in recent parliamentary…

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    Farewell Address by Brian Cowen

    Outgoing Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen gave a farewell address to the Irish Parliament. He had recently resigned as party leader, and elections were scheduled for February 25, 2011.…

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    Ireland's Budget Plan

    Ireland’s Finance Minister unveiled details of the government’s budget proposal. The Prime Minister was under pressure to come up with a four-year plan to drastically…

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    Ireland's Financial Situation and Budget Plan

    Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen released his government’s four-year economic recovery plan. The plan calls for $20.1 billion in savings, $13.3 billion from spending cuts and…

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    Irish Prime Minister Question Time

    Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen faced leaders of the opposition parties in the Irish Parliament to answer questions about a financial assistance from the European Union and International…

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    Irish Dail Debate on Budget

    Irish Finance Minister presented the new budget in a speech before members of the Irish Dail. He outlined the government’s plan to restore and renew the Irish economy by…

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    Irish Prime Minister Inaugural Address

    Brian Cowen was inaugurated as the prime minister of Ireland and delivered his inaugural address to the Irish Dail, or House of Representatives.  Mr. Hoskins spoke via telephone…

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    Northern Ireland Governing Agreement

    An RTE newscast regarding the Northern Ireland governance agreement was aired. It was followed by footage of speeches from the Irish parliament regarding the agreement.

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    Terror Suspect Detentions in Europe

    Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern and other party leaders spoke in the Dáil Éireann (House of Representatives), on the CIA’s transfer of terrorism suspects to overseas…

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    Irish Prime Minister Question Period

    Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern responded to questions and comments on the political situation in Northern Ireland in the Irish Dail, or House of Representatives. Members of the Dail…

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    Northern Ireland Peace Process

    Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern and other party leaders spoke before the Irish Dail, or House of Representatives, on the recent announcement that the Irish Republican Army had destroyed…

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    Prime Minister's Question Period

    In the Irish Dail, members asked Prime Minister Bertie Ahern about the Northern Ireland peace process. Prime Minister Ahern had met with British Prime Minister Tony Blair and other…

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    Northern Ireland Peace Process

    During the week Sinn Fein and other party leaders debated the Northern Ireland peace process in the Irish Dail, or House of Representatives. Sinn Fein is the political arm of the IRA,…

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    Northern Ireland Peace Initiatives

    Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern briefed members of the Irish Parliament on the status of negotiations on an agreement on Northern Ireland. The agreement would restore a power-sharing…

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    Report on European Union Summit

    Irish Prime Minister Ahern gave a report to the Irish Dail on his trip to the European Union summit in Brussels. In his report, he talked about economic and social changes facing…

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    Irish Policy Toward Iraq

    Members from the Irish House of Representatives gave statements on Iraq, including the abuse of prisoners and the role of the United Nations as the June 30, 2004 transfer of sovereignty…

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