Playtech to challenge Irish central bank decision on Ava Trade deal

- Gaming technology company Playtech Plc said it intended to challenge a Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) decision opposing its $105-million acquisition of Ava Trade.

Beating parasites wins three scientists Nobel prize for medicine

STOCKHOLM/LONDON - Three scientists from Japan, China and Ireland whose discoveries led to the development of potent new drugs against parasitic diseases including malaria and elephantiasis won the Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday. | Video

Science, World, Health, China, Japan, 05 Oct 2015

Irish naval ship rescues 242 people near Libya: defense forces

DUBLIN - An Irish naval ship rescued 242 people from wooden crafts near the Libyan capital of Tripoli in its first operation since being deployed to assist an international migrant rescue effort, Ireland's Defense Forces said on Monday.

World, Migrant Crisis, Libya 05 Oct 2015

Voters alienated as perpetual crisis paralyses Northern Ireland

BELFAST - When Northern Ireland leaders this month warned of the imminent collapse of the power-sharing government that helped end decades of sectarian killings, the reaction on the streets of Belfast was apathy not panic.

World, 29 Sep 2015

Political stakes high for Sinn Fein in North Irish crisis talks

DUBLIN - Sinn Fein's hopes of becoming the latest European anti-austerity party to break into power will be tested in the coming weeks as it struggles to save Northern Ireland's power-sharing government from collapse.

World, 21 Sep 2015

Northern Ireland parties begin talks to avert government collapse

BELFAST - Northern Ireland's political parties began talks on Monday to try to save their power-sharing government after revelations about the involvement of Irish nationalist militants in a murder prompted the pro-British first minister to step aside.

World, 21 Sep 2015

Northern Ireland's crisis lifts lid on deep distrust

BELFAST - When IRA-linked gunmen turned their fire on one other this summer they triggered a political crisis in Northern Ireland's fragile government of pro-British unionists and republicans working for a united Ireland.

World, 14 Sep 2015

Irish government support rises, Sinn Fein fall as election nears

DUBLIN - Support for Ireland's governing parties has returned to the highest level seen in over a year as support for left-wing challenger Sinn Fein fell over the past two months, a leading poll said on Sunday.

World, 13 Sep 2015

Northern Ireland parties urged to hold talks to calm crisis

BELFAST/DUBLIN - Britain and Ireland sought to calm Northern Ireland's political crisis on Friday by urging Protestant unionists and Catholic nationalists to shore up a power-sharing government that ended decades of sectarian violence.

World, 11 Sep 2015

Northern Ireland's acting leader: Paramilitary activity must be addressed

LONDON - The acting leader of Northern Ireland said on Friday that paramilitary activity had to be addressed for political stability to return to the crisis-hit province.

World, 11 Sep 2015

NATO rejects Russia explanation on Turkish air space

BRUSSELS - NATO on Tuesday rejected Moscow's explanation that its warplanes violated the air space of alliance member Turkey at the weekend by mistake and said Russia was sending more ground troops to Syria and building up its naval presence. | Video