Britain and Ireland are co-guarantors of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, which ended 30 years of sectarian violence between between Irish nationalists and pro-British unionists in Northern Ireland.
Final results showed more than 66 percent of voters in what has been a traditionally staunchly Catholic country backed repealing the constitutional ban on terminations since 1983.
Many Irish expats are returning home to vote in Friday's referendum on whether to repeal Ireland's strict anti-abortion law.
In a show of support to British PM Theresa May, the European Union as a whole has agreed to pin the blame on Moscow for a chemical attack on a double agent and his daughter in the UK.
People in Ireland to decide on repealing the eight amendment which gives equal rights to the life of the unborn child and the mother in a referendum in May, Prime Minister Varadkar announces.
The EU is willing to start talks next month on a roughly two-year transition period to ease Britain out after March 2019, but has asked for more clarity from London on what it wants before it will open trade negotiations.
The EU says their working lunch with British PM Theresa May in Brussels is the “absolute deadline” for progress on Brexit deal, or else it will be unable to approve the opening of talks on a future trade relationship at a summit on December 15.
Ireland's Deputy PM Frances Fitzgerald said in a statement that she stepped down for the sake of the country, averting a snap general election.
Ireland's main opposition party submitted a motion of no-confidence in the country's deputy prime minister on Friday, over her handling of a police whistleblower controversy, warning that elections loomed if she did not step down.
The storm, downgraded from a hurricane overnight, was the worst to hit Ireland in half a century.
Ireland's High Court dismissed two appeals against building the centre while the company announced they will be building a similar centre in Denmark.
Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the EU executive, says the first stage of talks on the rights of expatriates, the UK border with EU member Ireland and the financial settlement when Britain leaves have not gone far enough.
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