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, ...

Irish pride, and dash of politics, at St Patrick’s Parade

U.S. 03/16/19, 19:09

A new, troublesome topic hovered over the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York this year: Britain's failed Brexit deal with the European Union that could squeeze Ireland's economy. But nothing could put a damper on the largest American celebration of Irish heritage on Saturday, with tens of thousands of marchers ...

Rice called up by England, a day after getting Ireland award

Sports 03/13/19, 09:11

Declan Rice has been called up by England's national team for the first time, a day after the 20-year-old midfielder was voted as Ireland's young player of the year.Rice, who plays for West Ham in the Premier League, decided last month to switch his international allegiance to England — the ...

Irish border still a key Brexit obstacle

Europe 03/12/19, 11:35

The issue of a physical border between the United Kingdom's Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, a European Union member, received scant attention during the 2016 Brexit referendum. But it has proven to be a major stumbling block in the British government's quest for a divorce deal.It's extremely difficult ...

Update: EU says no breakthrough in Brexit discussions

Europe 03/06/19, 06:47

The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local):11:45 a.m.The European Union says Brexit discussions with British officials "have been difficult" and that there has been no breakthrough ahead of a key vote in the UK parliament next week.Steve Bray, a protestor who supports Britain remaining in ...

FIFA approves Declan Rice switch for Ireland to England

Soccer 03/05/19, 07:10

FIFA has approved defensive midfielder Declan Rice switching his international allegiance from Ireland to England.With Irish heritage but born in London, the 20-year-old Rice has said he considers himself "to be of mixed nationality."The West Ham player last month ended months of uncertainty over which national team he would commit ...

Pritzker Prize, Irish-born architect Kevin Roche dies

New York 03/02/19, 16:53

The acclaimed Irish-born architect Kevin Roche has died, leaving his mark on world-class buildings from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and the city's Museum of Jewish Heritage to airports in New York and Washington.A spokesman for his architectural firm says Roche died Friday at 96 of natural causes at ...

Irish drivers warned to get paperwork for ‘no-deal’ Brexit

Europe 02/28/19, 06:56

Irish drivers have been warned they will need a special insurance document to cross the currently invisible border to Northern Ireland after next month if the U.K. leaves the European Union without a deal.The Motor Insurers' Bureau of Ireland said Wednesday that it has issued insurance firms with 1 million ...

Ireland publishes no-deal Brexit bill it hopes it won’t need

Europe 02/22/19, 05:19

The Irish government has published legislation designed to ease the damage if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal — but says it hopes the law will never be needed.The government plans to fast-track the bill through Ireland's parliament before the U.K.'s scheduled departure on March 29.As a major ...

Drone sighting halts flights at Ireland’s Dublin Airport

Europe 02/21/19, 09:05

Flights to and from Dublin Airport in Ireland were briefly halted Thursday after a drone was spotted over the airfield.The airport said the Irish Aviation Authority suspended flights for 30 minutes after a confirmed sighting by a pilot at around 1130GMT."As there were no further drone sighting within the 30-minute ...

Afghanistan set to “host” 1st home test in India vs Ireland

Sports 02/20/19, 00:38

For Afghan cricket the series against Ireland includes a debut "home" test match, despite it being on Indian soil in the foothills of the Himalayas.From where the game was in Afghanistan a decade ago, though, it represents significant progress.Afghanistan will host Ireland in the northern Indian city of Dehradun for ...

Declan Rice asks FIFA to switch from Ireland to England

Soccer 02/13/19, 11:24

West Ham defensive midfielder Declan Rice says he is asking FIFA to switch his international allegiance from Ireland to England.After months of uncertainty over which national team he would commit to, the 20-year-old Rice says the "extremely difficult decision" was made with his "heart and my head."With Irish heritage but ...

British, Irish leaders to meet amid Brexit tensions

Europe 02/08/19, 04:03

The British and Irish leaders are meeting to discuss the Irish border — and mend fences — amid a tense U.K.-EU standoff over Brexit.U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May will dine with Irish premier Leo Varadkar in Dublin to press her case for changes to Britain's divorce deal with the EU. ...

Update: EU concessions on Brexit deal would be ‘stupid’

Europe 01/28/19, 07:42

The Latest on Britain's plans to leave the European Union (all times local):12:40 p.m.A top European Commission official says it would be 'a stupid thing' for the European Union to make any concessions to Britain that would put the bloc at a disadvantage just to clinch a Brexit agreement.Jyrki Katainen ...

Rare red panda goes missing from Belfast Zoo

Europe 01/28/19, 06:41

Officials say a rare red panda has gone missing from Belfast Zoo in Northern Ireland.Belfast City Council officials said Monday the animal is not considered dangerous but warned the public not to approach it if it is spotted. Anyone seeing the animal is advised to call police.Police also asked motorists ...

Protesters at Irish border highlight Brexit as peace threat

Europe 01/26/19, 14:13

Hundreds of people assembled near the Irish border to highlight the risks Brexit poses to peace in Northern Ireland.The protesters gathered near Newry in Northern Ireland on Saturday to reject the possibility of a "hard" border with ID checks and customs controls going up between Northern Ireland and the Republic ...

Ireland starts 6 Nations as favorite with World Cup looming

Sports 01/24/19, 18:37

The final Six Nations before a Rugby World Cup is often talked up as a barometer as to which northern hemisphere team will go on to excel on the sport's biggest stage later that year.It doesn't normally ring true.Clive Woodward's England romped to a Grand Slam in early 2003 and, ...

Update: EU rejects time limit on Irish backstop

Europe 01/24/19, 04:44

The Latest on Britain's talks to leave the European Union (all times local):9:45 a.m.The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, is rejecting the possibility of putting a time limit on the "backstop" option for the Irish border, saying it would defeat the purpose.Barnier told Deutschlandfunk radio Thursday ahead of ...

Update: EU: Irish border still issue in no-deal Brexit

Europe 01/23/19, 11:23

The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local):3:30 p.m.The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator says if Britain withdraws without a deal with the EU, he still wants to avoid a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.Michel Barnier said at a conference on Wednesday the EU ...

Explains: Brexit awakens old fears in Northern Ireland

Europe 01/23/19, 02:16

Northern Ireland's wounds are deep: Bloody Sunday, Enniskillen, Belfast's sectarian killings of Catholics and Protestants by paramilitaries on both sides and British Army and Royal Ulster Constabulary shootings and crackdowns.Time has not completely healed the hatred, distrust and fear of those caught up in the decades-long conflict that killed more ...

End of content

No more pages to load