Paul Hoskins
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/ 20 March 2008

O’Sullivan resigns as Ireland coach

Eddie O’Sullivan has resigned as Ireland coach following a disappointing Six Nations campaign and the side’s early exit from last year’s World Cup. Ireland finished fourth in the Six Nations, winning two matches out of five. They were knocked out of the World Cup in the group stages.

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/ 26 March 2007

Blair welcomes N Ireland power-sharing deal

British Prime Minister Tony Blair welcomed a power-sharing deal reached on Monday by Northern Ireland’s main Protestant and Catholic political parties. ”This is a very important day for the people of Northern Ireland … In a sense everything we’ve done in the last 10 years has been a preparation for this moment,” he said.

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/ 9 March 2007

Agree to power-sharing, Blair tells N Ireland

Britain and Ireland urged Northern Ireland’s politicians on Friday to agree to a power-sharing government after assembly elections in the province or face continued direct rule from London. The vote, widely viewed as a test of support for joint rule, was dominated by the Protestant pro-British Democratic Unionist Party and Catholic Sinn Fein.