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#Great Britain

# great-britain - Sunday 18 February, 2018

From The42 Great Britain curling team suffers controversial defeat at Winter Olympics Divided Opinion This post contains videos

Great Britain curling team suffers controversial defeat at Winter Olympics

The incident generated a lot of reaction on social media.

# great-britain - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Concern in Passport Office as 66,000 applications outstanding (and the number's growing)

The number of applications outstanding has been consistently on the rise in recent times in the wake of the Brexit vote.

# great-britain - Friday 2 June, 2017

Calls for highly potent cannabis to be made Class A drug after man cuts off penis and stabs mother

“You just can’t imagine anything like that actually happening. The whole episode was just surreal.”

# great-britain - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

The British and German media reacted very differently to May's speech

From ‘The Iron Lady’ to ‘Little Britain’ – vested interests mean the assessment of her speech has been varied to say the least.

# great-britain - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Transgender soldier becomes first woman to serve on frontlines of British Army

Chloe Allen joined the army in 2012 as a man named Ben.

# great-britain - Friday 15 July, 2016

June saw a 20% increase in Irish passport applications from the UK

There has been a substantial rise in the number of applications for Irish passports over the past month.

# great-britain - Saturday 29 August, 2015

From The42 Watch: Usain Bolt wins third gold medal in 4x100m relay, Great Britain and USA botch handovers Worlds

Watch: Usain Bolt wins third gold medal in 4x100m relay, Great Britain and USA botch handovers

Bolt lead Jamaica to victory in a time of 37.36 seconds.

# great-britain - Thursday 25 September, 2014

From The42 Focus: Scottish politics casts shadow over Ryder Cup Issue

Focus: Scottish politics casts shadow over Ryder Cup

Several huge “No thanks” hoardings remain standing in farm fields near the rural Perthshire venue.

# great-britain - Thursday 27 February, 2014

From The42 McIlroy still undecided between Ireland and Great Britain for 2016 Olympics Big Call

McIlroy still undecided between Ireland and Great Britain for 2016 Olympics

Fellow Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell warns that it’s ‘a very touchy subject.’

# great-britain - Thursday 16 January, 2014

British and Australian residents arrested for using live child sex abuse streams

Fifteen children between the ages of six and 15 years old were rescued during the international operation.

# great-britain - Sunday 1 September, 2013

Showman, comedian and namedropper: Tributes pour in for Sir David Frost RIP

Showman, comedian and namedropper: Tributes pour in for Sir David Frost

“[The] first really great television ringmaster.”

# great-britain - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Round-up: What has happened in Syria today?

David Cameron has recalled the British parliament, France says it is ready to ‘punish’ those responsible for the alleged chemical attack and Syria insists it will defend itself.

# great-britain - Monday 12 August, 2013

Mugabe tells defeated foe to “go hang”

“If they die, even dogs will not sniff at their corpses” – Robert Mugabe has delivered a blistering public address, his first since the disputed election.

# great-britain - Thursday 8 August, 2013

From The42 Ireland to face Great Britain in AFL Grand Final after overcoming Croatia Report

Ireland to face Great Britain in AFL Grand Final after overcoming Croatia

Ireland led from the first goal of the match and were rarely challenged by their opponents.

# great-britain - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

From The42 The best goals from Day 1 of the AFL European Championships Highlights This post contains videos

The best goals from Day 1 of the AFL European Championships

Ireland defeated Sweden while Great Britain and Croatia also recorded wins.

# great-britain - Monday 29 July, 2013

From The42 Mo Farah challenges Usain Bolt to 600m race of Olympic champions Gimme Some Mo

Mo Farah challenges Usain Bolt to 600m race of Olympic champions

The long distance runner has thrown down the athletic gauntlet to the Jamaican sprinter.

# great-britain - Saturday 4 May, 2013

From The42 'I'd rather not talk about it until I have to decide what to do' - McIlroy on Olympics choice Choice

'I'd rather not talk about it until I have to decide what to do' - McIlroy on Olympics choice

Meanwhile, the Northern Irishman is currently three shots behind leader Phil Mickelson at Quail Hollow.

# great-britain - Monday 8 April, 2013

Ireland's statements muted as global tributes pour in for Thatcher

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he was saddened to hear of the death of the “formidable political leader”.

# great-britain - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

North America 'key to tourism growth' as trips to Ireland up by 50,000

Latest figures from the CSO have shown that nearly 1.25 million people travelled to Ireland from November 2012 to January 2013.

# great-britain - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Hot air balloon explosion kills 19 tourists in Egypt

It is believed that two people – one tourist and the pilot – survived the fire.

# great-britain - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Scotland hopes for 2016 independence day

However, the British government is ruling out ‘pre-negotiation’ of independence before 2014 referendum.

# great-britain - Thursday 3 January, 2013

From The42 Jumping ship: 2 Irish hockey players declare for Great Britain Defection

Jumping ship: 2 Irish hockey players declare for Great Britain

David Ames and Ian Sloan appeared for Ireland in the Olympic qualifiers in March 2012.

# great-britain - Saturday 17 November, 2012

From The42 Martyn Irvine wins silver medal at Track World Cup in Glasgow Up To Scratch

Martyn Irvine wins silver medal at Track World Cup in Glasgow

The Irish cyclist was pipped to gold by Switzerland’s Tristan Marguet after a sprint finish.

# great-britain - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Extract: The story of an Irishman in WW II: Richard Todd – actor and soldier

Neil Richardson’s book tells the story of Irishman Richard Todd, one of the first men on banks of Normandy, who went on to be nominated for an Oscar.

# great-britain - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Column: Ireland has to stay neutral on Scottish independence

We’ve always decried interference into our affairs on this island – it would serve us well to afford the same approach to the 2014 referendum in Scotland.

# great-britain - Monday 24 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge 9 reasons why cats could rule Great Britain better than politicians In Pictures

9 reasons why cats could rule Great Britain better than politicians

Well, specifically why Larry the Downing Street Cat could…

# great-britain - Thursday 16 August, 2012

See-sawing: exports fall in June after May bounce back

A disappointing April was followed by an improved May but June’s exports fell back once more.

# great-britain - Sunday 12 August, 2012

From The42 Natalya Coyle delighted with top 10 finish in Women's Modern Pentathlon Fencing

Natalya Coyle delighted with top 10 finish in Women's Modern Pentathlon

“Hopefully I made everyone in Ireland proud,” said the Olympian from Meath.

# great-britain - Friday 10 August, 2012

From The42 Season's Best time not enough for Irish Women's 4x400m Relay Team to progress Sixth

Season's Best time not enough for Irish Women's 4x400m Relay Team to progress

Joanne Cuddihy ran an impressive leg to give Irish supporters hope but their time was four seconds off the finals pace.

# great-britain - Friday 13 July, 2012

From The42 Sprint finish: Millar captures Stage 12 but Team Sky ensure Wiggins stays top Tour De France

Sprint finish: Millar captures Stage 12 but Team Sky ensure Wiggins stays top

The British cyclist found energy reserves to win a sprint finish after a stunning breakaway from a five-man pack

Exports bounce back in May Yay

Exports bounce back in May

Ireland’s export-led recovery continues.

# great-britain - Monday 9 July, 2012

From The42 Luis Suarez included in Uruguayan Olympic football squad Big Hitter

Luis Suarez included in Uruguayan Olympic football squad

The striker’s new coach, Brendan Rodgers, may not be too pleased that one of his star players will miss Liverpool’s pre-season.

# great-britain - Sunday 8 July, 2012

From The42 Wiggins retains yellow jersey as Olympic road race champion crashes out of Tour de France Le Tour

Wiggins retains yellow jersey as Olympic road race champion crashes out of Tour de France

The Team Sky cyclist finished in the main pack to keep his lead intact while Thibaut Pinot won the eighth stage.

From The42 Wimbledon Mens' Final: Federer wins second set to draw level Set By Set

Wimbledon Mens' Final: Federer wins second set to draw level

The tempo has yet to drop in this intriguing final between the imperious Swiss and the hopeful Scot.

From The42 Wimbledon Mens' Final: Murray wins first set against Federer Set By Set

Wimbledon Mens' Final: Murray wins first set against Federer

Solid serving games were expected from both men but that was not the case in the opening exchanges.

Column: The British government is facing separation anxiety

But this isn’t about Ireland for a change as the Falklands and Scotland look to upcoming referendums on their future, writes David McCann from the University of Ulster.

# great-britain - Friday 29 June, 2012

Fewer people from Great Britain visiting Ireland

Plus, reaction to the latest CSO figures on the number of visitors coming to Ireland.

# great-britain - Thursday 28 June, 2012

From The42 David Beckham left out of Great Britain squad for Olympic Games Snubbed

David Beckham left out of Great Britain squad for Olympic Games

Stuart Pearce has chosen Manchester City defender Micah Richards as his third, and last, overage player. Ryan Giggs and Craig Bellamy are the others.

# great-britain - Monday 4 June, 2012

From The42 Bellamy claims he will get Olympic call-up Speculation

Bellamy claims he will get Olympic call-up

The Liverpool striker has described the prospect of representing Britain as “a different challenge”.

# great-britain - Saturday 19 May, 2012

G8 leaders 'affirm interest' in Greece staying in the eurozone G8 This post contains videos

G8 leaders 'affirm interest' in Greece staying in the eurozone

Leaders also spoke of ensuring high standards of the ‘protection and enforcement’ of intellectual property rights.

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