Ireland

  • Even as Ireland votes to legalise abortion, Savita's father says justice not done to them 12-07-2013 03:58 PM

    The Ireland government has voted 127 to 31 to legalise abortion for life-saving cases. This comes after a day's heated debate following the death of 31-year-old Indian dentist Savita Hallapanavar, after being denied a life-saving abortion. But Savita's father AS Yalgi said he wants justice. The guilty should be punished,...
  • Ireland votes to legalise abortion in life-saving cases 12-07-2013 03:57 PM

    Eight months after 31-year-old Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar died from pregnancy complications, the Ireland government has legalised abortions in life-saving cases. This is a first for the Catholic country. ...
  • ICC congratulates Ireland on 2015 WC qualification 10-07-2013 04:56 PM

    Dubai: The ICC on Wednesday congratulated Ireland for becoming the first associate team to qualify for the 2015 Cricket World Cup, saying they played "extremely well" and hoped the side will repeat their giant-killing performances of the 2007 and 2011 edition. Ireland became the first Affiliate side to qualify for...
  • Ireland tie with Netherlands, earn 2015 World Cup spot 10-07-2013 12:05 AM

    Amsterdam: Ireland became the first team to qualify for the 2015 Cricket World Cup on Tuesday after a thrilling tie with the Netherlands in Amsterdam. Ed Joyce top-scored for Ireland with an unbeaten 96 in a competitive total of 268 for 5. But South African-born Michael Rippon, playing only his...
  • Ireland, Netherlands lock horns to ensure berth in ICC WC 2015 06-07-2013 05:25 PM

    Dubai: Ireland and the Netherlands will lock horns in a double header of the ICC World Cricket League Championship (WCLC) to ensure their qualification for the 50-over World Cup in 2015. Ireland, who had topped on table with 17 points, will look forward to winning their matches against the 'Orange...
  • Ireland call up 13-year-old for Women's World T20 qualifiers 02-07-2013 12:43 PM

    Dublin: Lucy O'Reilly is in line to become the second youngest cricketer to play a women's international match after being called into Ireland's squad on Monday for their World Twenty20 qualifiers later this month. The 13-year-old is an all-rounder with the Women's 1st XI of Dublin's YMCA club and the...
  • Ashes ambition behind Boyd Rankin's nationality switch 27-06-2013 09:08 AM

    London: Former Ireland fast bowler Boyd Rankin says the chance to play Test cricket lay behind his decision to switch nationalities and play for England. Rankin, who made 52 one-day international appearances for Ireland, changed allegiance last year and, having established himself with county side Warwickshire, the 6ft 8in fast...
  • Pat Cummins set for Irish return 18-06-2013 09:50 PM

    Belfast: Rising Australia fast bowling hope Pat Cummins is to make an unusual return to action from injury by playing for the Northern Ireland Cricket Academy in Belfast on Wednesday. The 20-year-old will play against Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) before switching side two days later to play against Ireland Under-19s,...
  • Fawad Ahmed wicketless in opening Australia A stint 17-06-2013 08:24 AM

    Belfast: Australia leg-spin hope and possible Ashes call-up Fawad Ahmed went wicketless in his first representative bowling stint for his adopted country on Sunday. The former Pakistani asylum-seeker, who did not bat in Australia's A first innings 312 for 9 declared against Ireland in Belfast, returned figures of none for...
  • Ireland: Hospital staff failed to adequately assess Savita Halappanavar, says report 13-06-2013 11:46 PM

    Staff at an Irish hospital failed to adequately assess and monitor Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar who died after suffering a miscarriage, a key report on her death said on Thursday and warned that such incidents could happen again in the absence of clarity on abortion law. A clinical inquiry into...
  • Fighting Ireland hold India to a 4-4 draw in Rotterdam 13-06-2013 08:52 PM

    Rotterdam: Rupinderpal Singh scored two goals as India survived a scare before eking out a 4-4 draw against lower-ranked Ireland in a hard-fought Pool B match in the men's competition of the FIH World League Round 3, here on Thursday. Rupinderpal (40th, 66th minute) converted two penalty corners in the...
  • As it happened: India vs Ireland, FIH Hockey World League 13-06-2013 06:26 PM

    A spiriting Ireland outfit held India to a 4-4 draw in the opening match of the FIH Hockey World League Round 3, which also doubles up as the World Cup qualifier, at Rotterdam on Thursday. Rupinderpal Singh (40th and 65th) scored two goals for India off penalty corners, with Shivendra...
  • Irish court rules Sikhs can't wear turban on duty 31-05-2013 05:39 PM

    London: A Sikh man in Ireland has lost his appeal in a court to be allowed to wear the turban while on duty in a volunteer group for that country's police force. High court Judge Kevin Feeney in Ireland Thursday dismissed the appeal by Ravinder Singh Oberoi to be allowed...
  • England held 1-1 by Ireland in peaceful match 30-05-2013 09:14 AM

    London: At least this time England and Ireland managed to complete their match. A scrappy, but peaceful, 1-1 draw on Wednesday left both teams at Wembley Stadium breathing a huge sigh of relief. This was the first time the rivals had faced each other on a football pitch since hooliganism...
  • PCB welcomes Ireland's plan to tour Pakistan 28-05-2013 10:57 PM

    Karachi: PCB chief Zaka Ashraf has said they would welcome any move by the Ireland Cricket Association to send its team to Pakistan for a tour. The Irish cricket chief executive recently said that they would like to send their team to Pakistan provided they were given full assurances and...
  • Pakistan beat Ireland to win 2-match ODI series 27-05-2013 12:52 AM

    Dublin: Kamran Akmal and tailender Wahab Riaz made a late recovery to help Pakistan beat Ireland by two wickets on Sunday to win 1-0 in the two-match, one-day international series. Akmal scored 81 off 85 balls and Riaz plundered four sixes and four fours in an unbeaten 47 off 35...
  • Misbah seeks improvement after tied Ireland ODI 25-05-2013 11:02 AM

    Dublin: Misbah ul-Haq has told his Pakistan team they must improve in all three departments ahead of Sunday's series decider with Ireland. Kevin O'Brien hit a dramatic four off the last ball of the first one-day international on Thursday to deny Pakistan victory and earn Ireland a dramatic tie -...
  • O'Brien gives Ireland thrilling tie with Pakistan 24-05-2013 02:39 AM

    Dublin: Pakistan could manage only a tie in the first one-day international against Ireland at a bitterly cold Clontarf on Thursday after Kevin O'Brien hit the last ball of the match for four. Set a Duckworth-Lewis target of 276 to win in 47 overs, Ireland needed 15 off the last...
  • Visa issue delays Shoaib Malik's departure for Ireland 14-05-2013 11:23 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain, Shoaib Malik and the vigilance officer Major (retd) Asghar could not leave with the national team for Ireland early Tuesday morning due to visa problems. While the rest of the squad departed as per schedule from Lahore airport, Malik and Asghar were left behind and will...
  • Savita's death: Midwives warn of more tragedies 13-05-2013 03:30 PM

    London: Midwives and nurses in Ireland have warned that staff shortages at maternity units in the country could lead to a repeat of system failures that were blamed for Savita Halappanavar's death. The 31-year-old dentist had died at Galway University Hospital on October 28, 2012, after a miscarriage at 17...
  • Ireland: Savita's death prompts review of abortion laws 01-05-2013 05:14 PM

    New Delhi: The Irish cabinet has reached an agreement which will allow limited legal abortions for the first time ever. This historic bill is part of legislative changes that were promised after Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar died after she was denied a life-saving abortion. The new bill, which will have...
  • Savita Halappanavar's father to sue Ireland hospital 24-04-2013 05:20 PM

    London: The bereaved father of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar has vowed to take legal action against the Irish hospital where his daughter died after being denied abortion last October, saying he is not satisfied with the probe outcome. "I believe we will never get justice from the Irish government so...
  • Savita's husband likely to pursue her case in European courts 20-04-2013 06:37 PM

    London: The husband of an Indian dentist, who lost her life after being denied an abortion in Ireland, has indicated that he would consider further action in the case through the courts in Europe after a jury at her inquest ruled that she died of medical misadventure. An 11-member on...
  • Ireland: Savita's husband 'optimistic' as verdict nears 19-04-2013 07:45 PM

    London: Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar's husband on Friday said he is hopeful of a fair verdict in the inquest into his wife's death following a miscarriage in 2012. "I am still optimistic. The question that has always been in my mind is why Savita died. It has been very tough....
  • Tom Cruise: My family were the rulers of north Ireland 13-04-2013 11:50 AM

    London: Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise claims his family once ruled north Ireland. The 50-year-old actor made the revelation during a late night chat show when discussing his recent discovery that his family owned the majority of Dublin in the ninth century, reported Sun online. "I found out my ancestors were...
  • Savita case: Midwife offers 'sorry' for saying Ireland disallows abortions 11-04-2013 09:57 AM

    London: A midwife has apologised for telling Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, who had a miscarriage, that she could not have an abortion in Ireland because it was a "Catholic country". Ann Maria Burke admitted she made the remark to dentist Savita in University Hospital Galway just days before she died...
  • Savita Halappanavar death: Doctor admits system failures 10-04-2013 08:31 PM

    London: Savita Halappanavar's consultant obstetrician has admitted there were a number of system failures in her care at Galway University Hospital, where the 17-week pregnant Indian dentist died last October. Dr Katherine Astbury told the ongoing inquest into Savita's death at Galway Courthouse in Ireland that she was unaware of...
  • Ireland to begin inquiry into Savita Halappanavar's death 08-04-2013 10:10 AM

    Dublin: Ireland is set to begin an inquiry into the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar. She had died in 2012 after an Irish hospital denied her an abortion due to the country's strict Catholic laws. More than 50 statements by health experts have been furnished in the case. Ireland...
  • Irish doctors reject motion supporting regulation of abortion 06-04-2013 09:29 AM

    London: The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has rejected a motion supporting regulation of abortion where there is a real and substantial risk to the life of a pregnant woman as in the case of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar who died as a result of miscarriage. The motion was defeated by...