IRELAND

  • Pakistan beat Ireland to win 2match ODI series May 27, 2013

    Dublin: Kamran Akmal and tailender Wahab Riaz made a late recovery to help Pakistan beat Ireland by two wickets on Sunday to win 10 in the twomatch, oneday 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 May 25, 2013

    Dublin: Misbah ulHaq 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 oneday international on Thursday to deny Pakistan victory and earn Ireland a dramatic tie ...
  • O'Brien gives Ireland thrilling tie with Pakistan May 24, 2013

    Dublin: Pakistan could manage only a tie in the first oneday 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 DuckworthLewis target of 276 to win in 47 overs, Ireland needed 15 off the last...
  • Visa issue delays Shoaib Malik's departure for Ireland May 14, 2013

    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 May 13, 2013

    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 31yearold 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 May 1, 2013

    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 lifesaving abortion. The new bill, which will have to...
  • Savita Halappanavar's father to sue Ireland hospital April 24, 2013

    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 April 20, 2013

    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 11member on Friday...
  • Ireland: Savita's husband 'optimistic' as verdict nears April 19, 2013

    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 April 13, 2013

    London: Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise claims his family once ruled north Ireland. The 50yearold 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 the...
  • Savita case: Midwife offers 'sorry' for saying Ireland disallows abortions April 11, 2013

    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 April 10, 2013

    London: Savita Halappanavar's consultant obstetrician has admitted there were a number of system failures in her care at Galway University Hospital, where the 17week 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 April 8, 2013

    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 has...
  • Irish doctors reject motion supporting regulation of abortion April 6, 2013

    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...
  • Savita death: Report says foetus not mother was main focus April 3, 2013

    London: Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, who died in Ireland in 2012 after being denied abortion, may have been saved had the hospital staff not paid "overemphasis" on the welfare of the unviable foetus and "underemphasis" on her deteriorating health, according to an inquiry report. The report by the Health Service...
  • Northern IrelandRussia qualifier postponed for 2nd time March 24, 2013

    Belfast: A second attempt to play Northern Ireland's World Cup qualifier against Russia has been aborted due to bad weather in Belfast. Heavy snow initially led to the match being postponed on Friday and shifted to Saturday at Windsor Park. But with further snow and ice forming on the pitch, the...
  • Early wins for Croatia, Germany March 23, 2013

    London: Croatia proved too strong for bitter Balkan rivals Serbia in a World Cup Group A qualifier in Zagreb on Friday, winning their first meeting as independent nations 20. In other early action Germany, playing without any recognised strikers, triumphed 30 in Kazakhstan to stay top of Group C while...
  • Ireland to host Australia A in four-day game March 4, 2013

    Ireland will host Australia's A side this summer after Cricket Ireland announced a four-day game at Stormont in Belfast starting June 14. The match will give Aussie fringe players a chance to stake their claim and acclimatise to conditions before the Ashes series starts at Trent Bridge in England on...
  • ICC announces squads for WCL Championship March 1, 2013

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced the squads for six of the eight teams to play in the fifth round of the World Cricket League (WCL) Championship which kicks off in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on March 6. In the first fixture, Afghanistan will face Scotland...
  • IKEA takes meatballs off Europe menus after horsemeat found February 26, 2013

    Prague/Stockholm: Sweden's IKEA stopped nearly all sales of meatballs at its furniture store cafeterias across Europe after tests in the Czech Republic on Monday showed some contained horsemeat. The world's No 1 furniture retailer, known also for the signature restaurants at its huge out-of-town stores, said it was pulling all meatballs...
  • World Hockey League, India vs Ireland: as it happened February 21, 2013

    Both the teams are so far unbeaten in the tournament, having scored big wins in their previous two matches. ...
  • Unbeaten teams face off as India take on Ireland February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: India and Ireland will go through their first real test of the FIH Hockey World League Round 2 here when the two unbeaten teams of the men's competition test their skills against each other on Thursday. Though India have been more merciless in their display, Ireland, ranked 15th as...
  • Savita death: Inquiry report leaked, says doctors failed to treat February 16, 2013

    London: Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar died as a result of a litany of failures by hospital staff, a leaked draft of a probe report said, proving her family's claim that her death was avoidable. The report by Ireland's health ministry revealed that doctors looking after for the 31yearold dentist seriously...
  • Ireland to play two ODIs against Pakistan at home in May January 21, 2013

    Dublin: Ireland will play two oneday internationals at home against Pakistan in May, Cricket Ireland said Monday. Pakistan will use the matches at yet to be specified venues on May 23 and May 26 as preparation for the ICC Champions Trophy starting on June 6."It's fantastic news for Irish cricket, and...
  • Ireland: 10 mn burgers recalled over horsemeat fears January 16, 2013

    Dublin: An Irish meat processor says it's recalling 10 million burgers from supermarkets across Ireland and Britain because of fears that some could contain horsemeat. Government authorities say Spanish or Dutch ingredients suppliers are suspected of causing the contamination. Prime Minister Enda Kenny says the suspected source of horsemeat found in...
  • Catholic Church urges Irish to oppose abortion law December 25, 2012

    Dublin: The head of Ireland's Catholic Church urged followers in his Christmas Day message to lobby against government plans to legalise abortion. Ireland, the only European Union member state that currently outlaws the procedure, is preparing legislation that would allow limited access to abortion after the European Court of Human...
  • 5 Northern Ireland lawmakers sent bullets in letters December 20, 2012

    Dublin: Five Northern Ireland politicians received letters containing bullets on Wednesday as an extremist Protestant campaign of death threats and street protests escalated over Belfast City Council's decision to stop flying the British flag yearround. Hours later, an offduty police officer narrowly avoided being shot when confronted by a gunman...
  • Ireland to legalise abortion when mother's life is at risk December 19, 2012

    Ireland on Tuesday announced it will legalise abortions when the mother's life is at risk, weeks after the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar who died after being refused an abortion in the European country. The decision comes after a huge public outcry over the death of 31yearold Savita, who...
  • Ireland to legalise abortion when mother's life is at risk December 18, 2012

    London: Ireland on Tuesday announced it will legalise abortions when the mother's life is at risk, weeks after the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar who died after being refused an abortion in the European country. The decision comes after a huge public outcry over the death of 31yearold Savita,...
  • Pregnant women who are ill entitled to 2nd opinion: Ireland December 3, 2012

    London: Amid the row over the death of an Indian dentist in Ireland, the Irish government has told the Council of Europe that any seriously ill woman who is pregnant and her request for a termination is refused, is entitled to a second medical opinion. The woman would also have the...