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N Ireland leaders call for calm after night of violence

N Ireland leaders call for calm after night of violence

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Young people set a hijacked bus on fire and hurled gasoline bombs at police in Belfast in at least the fourth night of serious violence in a week in Northern Ireland, where Britain's exit from the European Union has unsettled an uneasy political balanceBy PETER MORRISON and JILL LAWLESS Associated PressApril 8, 2021, 10:16 AM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Young people set a hijacked bus on fire and hurled gasoline bombs at police in Belfast in at least the fourth night of serious violence in a week in Northern Ireland, where Britain's exit from the European Union has unsettled an uneasy political balance.People also lobbed bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs Wednesday night in both directions over a concrete “peace wall” that se...
West Ham ace Tomas Soucek hits first Czech Republic HAT-TRICK as Wales and Republic of Ireland stumble in World Cup qualifying openers

West Ham ace Tomas Soucek hits first Czech Republic HAT-TRICK as Wales and Republic of Ireland stumble in World Cup qualifying openers

Sports
Tomas Soucek has been a sensational addition to West Ham’s ranks since joining last January and he is now doing the business for Czech Republic. The Hammers midfielder completed a brilliant hat-trick for his nation as they got their World Cup qualifying campaign to a winning start with a thumping 6-2 victory over Estonia. Getty Soucek is doing the business for West Ham and Czech Republic His first was a towering header at a corner, the second was a sweetly-struck long-range effort and the third a simple tap-in. Elsewhere, Wales suffered an opening defeat in their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign as Kevin De Bruyne’s brilliance proved the difference in a 3-1 win for Belgium in Leuven. Harry Wilson stunned Belgium with a superbly-crafted 10th-minute ...
Ireland 13-15 France: France make it two out of two while Ireland remain without a win

Ireland 13-15 France: France make it two out of two while Ireland remain without a win

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Ireland: (3) 13Try: Kelleher Con: R Byrne Pen: Burns, R Byrne France: (10) 15Tries: Ollivon, Penaud Cons: Jalibert Pen: JalibertFrance kept their Grand Slam aspirations intact with a scrappy 15-13 win over Ireland, who remain without a win in this year's Six Nations.Charles Ollivon scored the sole try of the first half after a passage of attacking brilliance from the visitors.Damian Penaud touched down for the second try in the 55th minute.Ireland began to show some fight and Ronan Kelleher's opportunistic try and a Ross Byrne penalty set-up a grandstand finish, but France held on.Far from their free-flowing best, Fabien Galthie's side found two moments of real flair in a match low on quality, and that ultimately proved the difference between the sides.Ireland will cling onto the heart tha...
Six Nations 2020: England win title after France beat Ireland

Six Nations 2020: England win title after France beat Ireland

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England won the Six Nations after France beat Ireland on a thrilling final day of the delayed tournament.Eddie Jones' side had claimed a bonus-point win against Italy earlier on Saturday but faced a tense wait as both teams in the day's final fixture attempted to take the title.England's first title since 2017 was confirmed by France's 35-27 victory.Ireland, who would have taken the crown if they had beaten France by six points or more, led 10-7 at one point.The hosts took control to win in Paris but needed a bonus point and a winning margin of 31 points or more to claim the Six Nations themselves.But they were unable to win by a large enough margin as England took the title on points difference.England will fly home on Sunday and be presented with the trophy on their return.Their victory ...
Cineworld to close all cinemas in the UK and Ireland this week

Cineworld to close all cinemas in the UK and Ireland this week

Business
Cineworld will close all of its cinemas in the UK, Ireland and US this week because of the impact of coronavirus. It follows the announcement that upcoming Bond film No Time To Die has been pushed back to April, after it was set to be released in cinemas next month. Cineworld could shut all of its 128 UK and Ireland cinemas, putting up to 5,500 jobs at risk, according to The Sunday Times. Image: Cineworld is one of the world's biggest cinema operators The decision may be announced as early as tomorrow with the chain's bosses preparing to write to Boris Johnson and Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden to say the industry has become "unviable", the newspaper reported.Cinemas were closed in March when the UK went into a national lockdown, but...