Irish governing parties see poll boost as Sinn Fein falters


DUBLIN - Support for Ireland's governing parties has increased sharply since December and support for left-wing challenger Sinn Fein has fallen in the same period, a leading pollster said on Saturday.

Irish anti-water charge protesters keep pressure on government

DUBLIN - Tens of thousands of people marched in Dublin on Saturday in the latest mass protest against new water charges, keeping up the pressure on the government, which hopes Ireland's economic growth will quell the discontent.

World, 21 Mar 2015

Irish government expects further IAG offer for Aer Lingus: Deputy PM

DUBLIN - Ireland's government expects International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) to make a further offer to convince it to sell its 25 percent stake in Aer Lingus , Deputy Prime Minister Joan Burton said on Thursday

Aerospace & Defense, 05 Mar 2015

Ireland open to idea of growth-linked bonds for Greece

LONDON - Ireland has no problem in principle with the idea of swapping Greece's official debt for growth-linked bonds but would have to see the details of any proposal, Finance Minister Michael Noonan said on Wednesday.

Greece, 25 Feb 2015

Ireland's Fine Gael considering coalition with Labour, independents: Noonan

CASTLEBAR, Ireland - Ireland's governing Fine Gael party would consider forming a coalition with independents and its Labour party partners after elections next year, finance minister Michael Noonan said on Saturday.

World, 21 Feb 2015

Belfast sex abuse victims bid to force MI5 to testify

BELFAST - Northern Ireland's High Court ruled on Tuesday that victims of sex abuse at a Belfast boys' home in the 1970s could try to force the British intelligence agency MI5 to answer allegations that it covered up the scandal.

World, 17 Feb 2015

Greece must be clearer in its demands, Ireland's Noonan says

BRUSSELS - Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis must set out exactly what Athens wants from its euro zone peers in talks over its international bailout, Ireland said on Monday, leaving open the possibility of another meeting later this week.

16 Feb 2015

Election-nervous politicians shout down IAG's Aer Lingus bid

DUBLIN - The owner of British Airways is running out of time to secure Ireland's Aer Lingus as questions over its commitment to keep jobs and key Heathrow routes stoke opposition from politicians facing a tough election next year.

World, 08 Feb 2015

Police deal with four security alerts in Northern Ireland

BELFAST - Police in Northern Ireland were dealing with four separate security alerts on Thursday, including an explosion under a car in the capital Belfast, but no one was injured and it was unclear if the incidents were linked to political violence.

World, 05 Feb 2015

Gerry Adams tells North Ireland bombers: stop violence and seek peace

DUBLIN - Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams called on those behind a suspected car bomb in Northern Ireland to stop their violence and seek peace.

World, 05 Feb 2015

Khamenei says Iran nuclear weapons are a U.S. 'myth'

DUBAI - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told military commanders on Sunday the United States had created the "myth" of nuclear weapons to portray Iran as a threat, hardening his rhetoric before nuclear negotiations resume this week.