Murder charge dropped against Irish nanny

2015-09-01 12:11

A lawyer for an Irish nanny who was accused of killing a 1-year-old girl, only to have a murder charge against her dropped, called the prosecution a "complete disgrace" and a "rush to judgment."

Irish tourism set for record year

2015-06-24 19:30

Ireland is set to attract more tourists than ever before, as the EU's fastest-growing economy reaps the benefit of a weakening euro, says the tourism minister.

6 killed in California balcony collapse during party

2015-06-17 00:34

A 21st-birthday party thrown by a group of visiting Irish college students in Berkeley, California, has turned tragic after the fourth-floor balcony they were crowded on, collapsed.

O'Connell to retire after RWC

2015-06-02 22:55

Ireland captain Paul O'Connell will retire from international duty after this year's RWC, but is expected to join Toulon.

Paying for sex becomes illegal in Northern Ireland

2015-06-01 14:10

Paying for sex is illegal in Northern Ireland, making it the only part of Britain to adopt more stringent legislation aimed at punishing clients of prostitutes instead of sex workers.

Ryanair cashes in on improved service

2015-05-27 13:52

Ryanair's profits have surged 66% in the year to March as passenger numbers grew almost three times the targeted level on improved service and lower fares.

Ireland celebrates after historic ‘yes’ vote for gay marriage

2015-05-24 12:24

Ireland has celebrated a historic referendum approving gay marriage, as the once all-powerful Catholic Church reflected on the need for a "reality check" to keep in touch with changing times.

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.


Hundreds of migrants feared drowned off Libya

2015-08-05 16:16

Hundreds of migrants attempting the perilous journey across the Mediterranean are feared to have drowned after their overcrowded fishing boat capsized off Libya, Italy's coastguard says.

New York Times apologises over Irish student story

2015-06-18 13:36

The New York Times has apologised for a report about a California balcony collapse that killed six Irish students that provoked a furious international backlash.

More than 2 000 migrants rescued in Med

2015-06-06 20:24

More than 2 000 migrants have been rescued from five wooden boats in the Mediterranean and as many as seven other vessels have been reported at sea.

Irish manufacturing growth speeds up again

2015-06-02 17:57

Irish manufacturing has expanded at its quickest pace in three months in May to mark two years of non-stop growth as firms increased prices slightly to offset cost pressures.

Irish ready for more business with SA

2015-05-29 14:00

A high-level trade mission from Ireland facilitated by Enterprise Ireland is in South Africa to look for trade partnerships and growth.

Church unnerved by Ireland's huge 'Yes' to gay marriage

2015-05-24 21:02

The once-dominant Catholic Church in Ireland is trying to come to terms with an overwhelming vote in favour of gay marriage, saying it needs a "new language" to connect to people.

Irish voters give nod to gay marriage

2015-05-23 14:26

Irish voters have backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum marking a dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country.

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.

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