Coronavirus in Ireland: Leo Varadkar’s St Patrick’s Day broadcast (video, full text)

• Taoiseach addresses Ireland on St Patrick’s Day to warn of coming hardship • Today: 354 cases confirmed in Ireland • Predicted: 15,000 Covid-19 cases in Ireland within 2 weeks On what he called “A St. Patrick’s Day like no other,” Ireland’s Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warned the nation that the expanding “crisis will last months…

What Happens Next in Ireland

Political drama in Britain and Ireland continues… but not because of Brexit (mercifully). Roughly a week after the UK officially left the EU, Ireland held elections that catapulted Sinn Fein from political periphery to possible king-maker as the one-time political arm of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) surprised everyone—including themselves—by receiving the most votes. It’s…

Ireland v Italy Six Nations games off

The postponements were confirmed following a meeting between the Irish Health Minister and the IRFUIreland’s men’s and women’s Six Nations games against Italy in Dublin on 7 and 8 March have been postponed because of coronavirus.Irish Health Minister Simon Harris said on Tuesday the men’s game should be postponed and met with the Irish Rugby…

Ireland Just Bucked Europe’s Right-Wing Trend by Electing Left-Wing Nationalists Sinn Féin

CORK, Ireland — Ireland on Saturday bucked the European trend of supporting populist, right-wing groups by spectacularly backing the left-wing, nationalist Sinn Féin party, making them the most popular political party in the country. The seismic shift could result in a referendum on reunifying the country after 99 years. While many seats have yet to…

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