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Jun 23, 2014 — The Associated Press says Irish and American media turned speculation into certainty on some details of infant and child burials at a Catholic home for unwed mothers near Galway city.
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Jun 5, 2014 — After reports that children's bodies may be buried at an old church-run facility in Tuam, government officials met to discuss possible investigations into former homes for unwed mothers.
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Jun 3, 2014 — A disused septic tank at a facility run by nuns from the 1920s to the 1960s is suspected of possibly holding remains of children who died at the home in the town of Tuam.
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May 9, 2014 — A huge number of adults in Europe will be obese or overweight by 2030, a study predicts. Ireland has the dubious honor of leading the way.
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Dec 12, 2013 — Ireland has made a concerted effort to grow its tech industry, through tax incentives and development programs. Officials credit the initiative with helping uplift the country's economy. But the country has also faces local and international criticism for its approach.
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Jul 30, 2013 — The legislation provides women with access to abortion in cases where their lives are at risk, including cases in which suicide could be a factor.
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Jun 27, 2013 — A report issued Thursday by Ireland's Central Statistics Office found that its GDP had fallen by 0.6 percent. The same report also included newly revised figures for recent quarters. As a result, the negative GDP numbers in two or more quarters satisfies the definition of a recession.
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May 22, 2013 — Although scientists have known that a funguslike organism caused the potato blight that triggered the Great Famine in Ireland in the 1840s, they didn't know which strain was the culprit. But they do now, thanks to the genes in some 19th century potato samples.
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Apr 11, 2013 — The Irish Central Bank announced the launch of a limited-edition coin to honor the Irish writer. When the error was pointed out, the bank put it down to "artistic representation," and said it would continue with the sale of the coin.
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Dec 5, 2012 — Reformers of the 19th century warned that taking a tea break would steer Irish peasant women to thoughts of revolution. The warnings largely went unheeded. Still, it gives us pause to think about our modern-day food obsessions and how they might look to others in the future.
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