Martin McGuinness, Irish rebel turned politician, dies

2017-03-21 09:38

Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army commander who led his paramilitary movement toward reconciliation with Britain, has died, his Sinn Fein party says.

Experts find mass grave at ex-Catholic orphanage

2017-03-03 21:53

Forensics experts say they have found a mass grave for young children at a former Catholic orphanage in Ireland.

Cardinal at centre of sex abuse scandal dies

2017-02-21 22:30

Catholic Cardinal Desmond Connell, whose tenure as Dublin archbishop was overshadowed by revelations of paedophilia in the priesthood, has died.

Irish firm to build Vietnam wind farms

2016-11-08 15:47

An Irish energy firm has signed a $2.2 billion deal to build and operate three wind farms in Vietnam, as the coal-hungry communist nation turns to renewable sources to combat climate change.

European leaders in crisis meeting after Brexit shock

2016-06-25 07:41

Founding EU members are to hold a crisis meeting on the future of the bloc after Britain's seismic vote to leave the union and the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron.

UK starts probe into IRA double agent 'Stakeknife'

2016-06-10 22:21

A mammoth criminal investigation has been opened into a former Irish Republican Army double agent codenamed "Stakeknife''.

Solidarity and Safair still disagree

2016-06-02 17:45

Trade union Solidarity and Safair are entangled in a dispute where both parties seem to be misunderstanding each other.

Seagull poo posing problem at beach

2016-04-05 23:18

A surge in seagull droppings is fouling up the water at a popular Dublin beach, Ireland's Environmental Protection Agency says.

N Ireland police find bomb parts in rural park

2016-03-06 20:31

Police in Northern Ireland say they have found "a significant terrorist hide" including explosives and bomb parts buried in a rural park.

Irish to run first private Saudi air terminal

2016-02-24 10:01

A subsidiary of state-owned Irish airport operator daa has won the bid to operate Saudi Arabia's first privately run terminal.


Irish tourist raped, strangled in India

2017-03-17 05:23

Indian police say a female Irish tourist whose body was found in the western beach state of Goa had been raped and strangled.

EU against 'hard border' between Belfast, Dublin

2017-02-24 06:28

The EU does not want Brexit to result in the return of fixed border controls between Ireland and British-controlled Northern Ireland, European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker has said.

Ireland to appeal EU's record $14 billion tax order on Apple

2016-12-19 09:08

Ireland is appealing the EU's landmark order to collect 13 billion euros in taxes from Apple.

Britain, EU plunged into uncertainty by exit vote

2016-06-25 09:42

Britain's unprecedented decision to leave the European Union has sent shockwaves through the country and around the world, rocking financial markets, toppling Prime Minister David Cameron and even threatening the ties that bind the United Kingdom

From death row to romance: ex-con couple beats the odds

2016-06-21 22:24

She was headed for the electric chair in Florida, he for the gallows in Ireland: both escaped death row and are now an unlikely couple campaigning for an end to capital punishment.

UN: Ireland's abortion ban is cruel, discriminatory to women

2016-06-09 14:39

UN human rights experts have found that Ireland's abortion ban subjects women to discriminatory and cruel treatment.

How to build success in the aviation industry

2016-06-02 06:37

In order for an industry - or even a country - to attract business, it must brand itself as a centre of excellence.

Ireland remembers migrant crisis on St Patrick's Day

2016-03-17 19:34

Ireland has marked St Patrick's Day with a call from political and church leaders to remember the patron saint's experience as a migrant and show sympathy for refugees in Europe.

Irish women sawn open during childbirth seek justice

2016-02-26 21:47

Victims of the brutal practice of symphysiotomy have shared their stories and are questionioing the Irish government's redress scheme.

Turkish Airlines finds handwritten threat in plane

2016-01-24 18:05

A Turkish Airlines jet flying from Houston to Istanbul has been safely diverted to Shannon, Ireland, after a security scare.

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