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  • Durkan was 'coerced' over BMAP
    Attempts were allegedly made to 'coerce' the environment minister into ignoring his legal duties over a planning policy for greater Belfast, the High Court has heard.
    BBC News.  Thu, 28 May 2015 16:34:12 GMT.
  • McIlroy posts nightmare opening 80
    Rory McIlroy faces a battle to make the cut at the Irish Open after slumping to a first-round nine-over-par 80 at Royal County Down.
    BBC News.  Thu, 28 May 2015 12:07:00 GMT.
  • Vatican Official Denounces Ireland’s Vote for Same-Sex Marriage
    Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, said that the Irish referendum that legalized same-sex marriage was a “defeat for humanity.”
    Gaia Pianigiani.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 27 May 2015 18:09:53 GMT.
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  • Op-Ed Columnist: On Same-Sex Marriage, Catholics Are Leading the Way
    Ireland confirms it: Traditionally Roman Catholic countries are among the friendliest to gays.
    Frank Bruni.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 27 May 2015 07:21:02 GMT.
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  • Kathy Ireland On Following Your Conviction
    The SI model-turned-entrepreneur offers her advice to those starting out in their professional lives -- especially those who hope to invent a career of their own.
    By Kirsten Taggart.  Forbes.  Tue, 26 May 2015 17:39:45 GMT.
  • Koch subsidiary acquires Irish medical device firm
    Koch Industries, run by controversial conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch, has acquired Irish medical devicemaker Protek Medical through its subsidiary Molex, the company recently announced.
    Modern Healthcare.  Tue, 26 May 2015 14:45:00 EST.
  • Australian PM resists gay marriage referendum push
    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott May 24 said his country would not follow Ireland's lead and hold a referendum on gay marriage, adding that any decisions would be made by parliament
    Hurriyet.  Sun, 24 May 2015 10:40:00 +0200.
  • Ireland Votes Overwhelmingly In Favor Of Gay Marriage
    Ireland has become the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage through a popular vote.
    Radio Liberty.  Sat, 23 May 2015 18:39:23 +0000.
  • Irish Voters Approve Gay Marriage
    Ireland voted to allow gay marriage in a historic referendum that would see the historically Catholic country become the world's first to make the change after a popular vote.
    Voice of America.  Sat, 23 May 2015 14:24:00 -0400.
  • Both Sides Say Irish Voters Approve Gay Marriage
    Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the world's first national vote on the issue, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday even as official ballot counting continued. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 23 May 2015 09:30:06 -0400.
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