Ireland


Irish PM: Create history by voting for gay marriage

2015-05-21 14:49

Prime Minister Enda Kenny has appealed to Ireland’s voters to support the legalisation of gay marriage in a referendum that pits the power of the Catholic Church against his secular-minded government.

Ireland prepares historic referendum on gay marriage

2015-05-17 07:16

Ireland could become the first country in the world to vote for same-sex marriage in a historic referendum in this traditionally Catholic nation.

Scientists find shield for potato blight

2015-03-30 19:09

Scientists have found a gene to help protect potatoes from a blight that unleashed a devastating famine in Ireland in the 19th century.

Smith’s plan to divorce came as SMS shock to his wife

2015-03-08 09:03

Friends say he finds her boring and says she is a nag when she asks him to spend time with his family.

Irish govt asks for commitments on Aer Lingus

2015-02-24 18:00

Ireland's transport minister says the government is still considering a bid for Aer Lingus by the owner of British Airways.

Ryanair to appeal court ruling on Aer Lingus

2015-02-12 15:00

Ryanair will continue its legal battle against a UK Competition and Markets Authority order for it to sell most of its stake in Irish rival Aer Lingus.

Irish services sector keeps up rapid expansion

2015-02-04 09:02

Ireland's services sector has expanded at close to its fastest pace in eight years in January, although the rapid growth in new orders slowed somewhat.

Irish cop shot during visit to New Orleans

2015-01-29 11:40

An Irish police officer on vacation in New Orleans has been shot by an armed robber, one of the latest victims in a string of shootings that have put the city on edge as it gets ready to kick off Carnival festivities.

Aer Lingus considers new bid from BA-owner

2015-01-26 15:00

Aer Lingus is considering a revised takeover approach from International Consolidated Airlines Group after the owner of British Airways made a third bid.

SA couple in Ireland had custody issues

2014-12-19 12:06

South African embassy officials in Ireland are investigating the deaths of an expat couple there. According to media reports the couple were due in court this week over custody issues.

 

Prince Charles meets Irish republican leader

2015-05-19 22:01

Prince Charles has become the first British royal to meet Irish republican leader Gerry Adams, on a visit that will take him to the scene of his great-uncle's murder by the IRA.

Northern Ireland minister resigns after gay comments

2015-04-27 14:52

Northern Ireland's regional health minister has resigned after saying that children of same-sex couples were more at risk of being abused or neglected.

Ireland posts EU's fastest economic growth

2015-03-12 17:04

Ireland's economy expanded by an estimated 4.8% last year, the fastest annual growth reported by an EU nation, the government says.

Irish manufacturing growth returns to 15-yr high

2015-03-02 18:45

Irish manufacturing activity has rebounded in February to a 15-yr high after a relatively weak January as strong new orders helped boost employment in the sector.

Ireland defends Sexton choice

2015-02-13 17:43

Jonathan Sexton has not been rushed back into the line-up for Six Nations champions Ireland's game against France, says coach Greg Feek.

Pope Francis criticised over smacking

2015-02-08 08:29

Ireland's former president Mary McAleese spoke out against Pope Francis Saturday after he defended the rights of parents to smack their children.

Profits and productivity are key to happiness

2015-02-03 11:48

An Irish bank has rolled out a programme focusing on developing employees' mind, body and career, as lenders move from survival mode to recovery.

Ireland set to cast off anti-gay prejudice

2015-01-27 14:01

Ireland is set to vote on a referendum to allow same sex marriages, with the vast majority in favour of allowing the once controversial move to be passed into law in the conservative country.

Petroceltic shareholder seeks CEO's ouster

2015-01-08 15:00

Oil producer Petroceltic International's largest shareholder has called for an extraordinary general meeting to oust Chief Executive Brian O'Cathain.

Irish face new abortion row over brain-dead woman

2014-12-18 19:13

Ireland is debating its constitutional ban on abortion again amid a case involving a brain-dead pregnant woman on life support.

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