Hillary Clinton gets a job: Chancellor of Queen’s University in Belfast

Europe 01/03/20, 03:52

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been appointed as Chancellor of Queen's University in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, the university announced on Thursday, Jan. 2. The university said Clinton has been appointed to a five-year term and becomes its 11th chancellor and 1st female chancellor. “Secretary Clinton has made ...

Update: Trump says D-Day vets among ‘greatest Americans’

Politics 06/06/19, 05:25

The Latest on Trump attending D-Day commemorations (all times local): 12:22 p.m. President Donald Trump is praising the veterans of D-Day, saying they are "among the very greatest Americans who will ever live." Trump is speaking in France at the Normandy American Cemetery near Omaha Beach where the Americans landed on June 6, ...

Ireland votes by large margin to liberalize divorce laws

Europe 05/26/19, 04:41

Irish voters have overwhelmingly endorsed a plan to liberalize the country's constitution to make it easier for couples to divorce, election officials said Sunday.Just over 82% of voters endorsed removing a requirement that couples be separated for four of the previous five years before they can divorce.It will fall to ...

Voting in Ireland kicks off Day 2 of EU elections

World 05/24/19, 03:58

Ireland is going to the polls to kick off the second day of European Union elections which have already caused a stir in the Netherlands.According to a surprise Ipsos exit forecast late Thursday, the Dutch Labor Party of European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans will become the country's biggest party ...

Rory McIlroy likely to play in 2020 Olympics for Ireland

Golf 05/14/19, 15:53

Rory McIlroy will likely go to the 2020 Olympics and represent Ireland.The 30-year-old from Northern Ireland disclosed his decision Tuesday, two days before the start of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black.McIlroy skipped the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 in part because he felt the Olympics were forcing him ...

Journalist’s murder spurs bid to unblock NIreland politics

Europe 04/26/19, 05:36

Britain and Ireland are making a new push to restore Northern Ireland's collapsed government, amid mounting criticism of politicians following the murder of a journalist by a banned militant group.The two governments are expected to make an announcement Friday about talks to revive the power-sharing administration, which has been suspended ...

Irish regulator investigates Facebook over exposed passwords

Tech 04/25/19, 10:34

Ireland's privacy regulator says it's investigating Facebook over the social media giant's recent revelation that it had left hundreds of millions of user passwords exposed.The Irish Data Protection Commission said Thursday that it opened a statutory inquiry this week into Facebook after the company notified it about the security lapse.The ...

The Cranberries, still in mourning, return for the last time

Entertainment 04/24/19, 09:22

Whether or not there would be a final Cranberries' album hinged on what was on a hard drive on the other side of the world.Last spring the surviving members of the Irish band began combing through unfinished vocals that singer Dolores O'Riordan sent to Ireland before her death a few ...

Revulsion in Northern Ireland over riot, fatal shooting

Europe 04/23/19, 08:29

The dramatic riot in Londonderry last week was starkly reminiscent of the violence that plagued Northern Ireland for decades before the 1998 peace agreement. The result was both tragic and familiar: the death of a young journalist, apparently hit by a stray bullet.Here are answers to some questions about the ...

Update: Woman arrested in killing of N Ireland reporter

Europe 04/23/19, 02:54

The Latest on the killing of a journalist in Northern Ireland (all times local):8:50 a.m.The Northern Ireland Police Service says they have arrested a woman under the Terrorism Act in the slaying of journalist Lyra McKee.The 57-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday under the terrorism act.An Irish Republican Army splinter group ...

‘New IRA’ admits killing N Ireland journalist Lyra McKee

Europe 04/23/19, 01:48

An Irish Republican Army splinter group has admitted that one of its "volunteers" killed journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot dead while reporting on rioting in Londonderry.In a statement issued Tuesday to the Irish News, the New IRA offered "full and sincere" apologies to McKee's family and friends.The group said ...

Argentines return to Europe to escape economic uncertainty

America 04/22/19, 23:00

Tomas Ruiz embraced his father one last time at the Buenos Aires airport before he boarded a plane in search of a new life in Ireland. His sister recently did the same when she moved to Spain.Like many other young Argentines, the siblings hold European passports by descent, and they ...

Northern Ireland police release video in hunt for killer

Europe 04/19/19, 15:06

Police in Northern Ireland searched for multiple suspects Friday after the fatal shooting of a journalist during rioting in Londonderry and sought help from the public to get "a killer off the streets" and into custody. The Police Service of Northern Ireland said 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee was shot and killed, ...

Ireland’s Lowry on top after first round of RBC Heritage

Sports 04/18/19, 17:32

Shane Lowry was convinced his game was on the rise, despite his poor scoring. He finally showed that Thursday in the RBC Heritage, shooting a 6-under 65 to take a one-shot lead.Trey Mullinax, Daniel Berger, Luke List, Ryan Moore and Ryan Palmer were tied for second.Top-ranked Dustin Johnson, coming off ...

Delaney offers to leave FAI role amid financial controversy

Soccer 04/15/19, 15:27

John Delaney has offered to step aside from his newly created role in the Football Association of Ireland amid fallout from a financial controversy.It jeopardizes Delaney's job in UEFA's executive committee, with German official Reinhard Grindel having resigned from his role as vice president of European soccer's governing body last ...

EU cannot rule out Irish border points in no-deal Brexit

Europe 04/04/19, 08:52

Just eight days before Britain is to leave the European Union, senior EU officials still cannot rule out the possibility that customs checkpoints might have to be rebuilt along the volatile Irish border should the U.K. crash out of the bloc without a divorce deal.In recent days, EU executive commission ...

UEFA charges Ireland for tennis balls protest by fans

Sports 03/28/19, 06:26

UEFA says it charged Ireland for fans throwing tennis balls on the pitch to stop play, in protest against the national soccer federation's top official.John Delaney, an elected member of UEFA's executive committee, has been criticized by Irish lawmakers and this week moved aside from his long-time job as federation ...

After Ireland-England switch, Rice apologizes for IRA tweets

Soccer 03/21/19, 14:50

Preparing for a possible England debut after switching international soccer allegiance from Ireland, Declan Rice apologized Thursday for past online expressions of support for the IRA.The Twitter posts referencing "Up the RA" — short form for the Irish Republican Army — resurfaced in Irish media before being deleted by the ...

Irish star Conlan wins again on St. Patrick’s Day in NY

Basketball 03/17/19, 20:45

The party starts long before the fight when Michael Conlan comes to New York on St. Patrick's Day.But in the midst of his latest victory celebration at Madison Square Garden, Conlan was thinking about a loss.He wants revenge for a defeat while an amateur, and the way he looked Sunday, ...

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