EU refines Brexit positions, warns on Ireland

2017-09-07 22:36

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has unveiled five position papers on Europe's stance in divorce talks with Britain and argued that London's position on Ireland was deeply misguided.

'When I see you again!' - runaway tyre gets the perfect send off

2017-08-07 10:21

Dashcam footage captured the moment a trailer tyre breaks off and continues rolling down the road. It's very reminiscent of the emotional 'Furious 7' ending scene...

Leo Varadkar picked to become Ireland's new PM: party

2017-06-02 22:30

Leo Varadkar of the governing centre-right Fine Gael party is set to become Ireland's first openly gay prime minister after winning a party leadership election on Friday, Fine Gael said on Twitter.

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.


SA widow off to Ireland to find more than just love at matchmaking festival

2017-08-21 08:39

Irish media are in a state over a South African widow who sold her properties and business "in a search for love" at a festival for people who are single.

Brussels left waiting as May tries to clinch deal

2017-06-13 17:02

British Prime Minister Theresa May has failed to strike a government deal in an initial round of talks with Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative DUP party.

Irish prime minister Kenny says will step down

2017-05-17 19:42

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny says he will step down once a new leader for his Fine Gael party is elected by June 2 at the latest.

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.

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