Migrant rape victim denied abortion in Ireland: paper

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A migrant who said she was raped in her homeland before traveling to Ireland gave birth by Caesarean section when she was 24 weeks pregnant after Irish doctors rejected her request for an abortion on the grounds of suicidal thoughts, The Irish Times reported on Tuesday.

Sailors rescued after 80 boats capsize in Northern Ireland storm

DUBLIN - Northern Ireland's coastguard launched a rescue operation on Monday after around 80 small sailing boats capsized during a storm.

World, 11 Aug 2014

Microsoft ordered by U.S. judge to submit customer's emails from abroad

NEW YORK - Microsoft Corp must turn over a customer's emails and other account information stored in a data center in Ireland to the U.S. government, a judge ruled on Thursday, in a case that has drawn concern from privacy groups and major technology companies.

Tech, Media 31 Jul 2014

Ireland has too much to lose to deter U.S. companies re-homing

DUBLIN - Ireland is in the firing line from Washington again for luring U.S. companies to its shores for tax benefits, but despite contrite noises coming from Dublin, it has too much to lose to discourage U.S. firms bent on shifting their tax domiciles.

30 Jul 2014

Euro zone may discuss early Irish bailout repayment to IMF

BRUSSELS - Euro zone finance ministers are likely to discuss in September whether to allow Ireland to repay its more expensive bailout loans from the International Monetary Fund before paying back the euro zone bailout fund, a euro zone official said.

IMF 26 Jul 2014

U.N. rights body criticizes Ireland on abortion, church homes

DUBLIN - A United Nations human rights panel has told Ireland it should revise its highly restrictive abortion laws and that allegations of abuse of women and children at Catholic-run homes must be better investigated.

World, United Nations, Health, 24 Jul 2014

Belfast parade ends without clashes for first time in years

BELFAST - A flashpoint Protestant parade in Northern Ireland's capital Belfast ended without violence for the first time in decades on Saturday when marchers agreed to turn around before passing a Catholic area.

World, 12 Jul 2014

Scottish bid to break up UK prompts dread among North Irish loyalists

BELFAST - Horrified that Scotland might break up the United Kingdom by voting for independence this autumn, thousands of Northern Ireland loyalists are preparing to fight back using their favored 17th century battle regalia: drums, flutes, banners and orange sashes.

World, 08 Jul 2014

Ireland's Labour Party elects Joan Burton as new leader

DUBLIN - Ireland's social protection minister, Joan Burton, was elected new leader of the Labour Party, junior partner in government, on Friday with the task of arresting a collapse in support that led to a local election hammering. Burton takes over from former deputy prime minister Eamon Gilmore, who resigned in May after Labour were punished by voters for implementing an austerity programme that has put the country's finances back on track. Burton, the first woman to lead the

World, 04 Jul 2014

Irish Labour party's Burton claims victory in leadership race

DUBLIN - Ireland's social protection minister, Joan Burton, claimed victory in the leadership contest for the junior government Labour party on Friday after her opponent, junior minister Alex White, conceded defeat.

World, 04 Jul 2014

Islamic State video claims to show beheading of U.S. journalist

BAGHDAD - Islamic State militants posted a video on Tuesday that purported to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley in revenge for U.S. air strikes against the insurgents in Iraq. | Video