Ireland


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.

Irishman locked up for rhino horn trafficking

2016-01-14 22:27

An Irish national has been sentenced to a year in prison for trafficking in endangered rhinoceros horns.

Irish police go hi-tech to fight Christmas tree thieves

2015-12-13 17:30

Fed up with roaming gangs stealing their Christmas trees, farmers and police in Ireland have turned to smartphones and helicopter patrols to ensure they can keep delivering festive cheer to customers.

Gay marriage signed into law in Ireland

2015-10-30 06:36

Same-sex marriage has been signed into law in Ireland, five months after a historic referendum saw the traditionally Catholic nation become the world's first country to vote for gay unions.

Ireland hoping end quarter-final heartbreak

2015-10-15 17:12

The prospect of facing Argentina for a place in the World Cup semi-finals has left both Ireland and their supporters jittery.

Nine dead, including children, at Dublin travellers' site

2015-10-10 16:59

Nine people, including children, have died in a fire at a site in Dublin housing members of the traveller community, police say.

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.

 

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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Ireland gay marriage law comes into force

2015-11-16 08:40

Ireland's new same-sex marriage law comes into force, six months after the country voted to allow gay unions in a historic referendum.

Gypsy parents of blond boy gets compensation

2015-10-19 19:56

A Romanian Gypsy couple say they have accepted compensation from the Irish government after police seized their blond child while investigating an abduction case.

Irish cop fatally shot trying to stop domestic dispute

2015-10-12 12:26

Irish police say one of their officers has been fatally shot as they tried to stop a man from shooting his partner in their home.

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.

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