Irish government says Sinn Fein must help ensure IRA put 'out of business'


DUBLIN - The Irish government has called on Sinn Fein to help ensure the Irish Republican Army is put "firmly out of business" after police in Northern Ireland said the party's former military wing might have been involved in a recent murder.

Referendum transforms gay Ireland despite delay on first weddings

DUBLIN - Ireland's "Yes" vote in May's referendum on same-sex marriage and the months of national debate that accompanied it is having a profound effect on the country's gay community even though a legal challenge has delayed the first weddings.

World, Subjects, Gay Marriage 25 Aug 2015

IRA still exists but with 'radically different' purpose: police chief

BELFAST - Some organizational structure of the Irish Republican Army still exists a decade after its public disbandment but there is no evidence it was involved in two recent murders, the head of Northern Ireland's police force said on Saturday.

World, 22 Aug 2015

KKR and Irish investment fund bid to revive house building

DUBLIN - U.S. private equity firm KKR & Co LP and Ireland's new strategic investment fund will launch a 500 million euro ($552 million) joint venture to provide credit for builders amid a severe housing shortage.

28 Jul 2015

Apple removes Nest Labs thermostats from U.S. stores

- Apple Inc said it had removed Nest Labs' Internet-connected thermostats from its U.S. online and retail stores, a year after the home automation maker was bought by Google Inc for $3.3 billion.

Tech, 24 Jul 2015

New Irish law recognizes existence of transgender people

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Transgender people in Ireland have won legal recognition of their status through the passage of a law allowing them to change their legal gender with no medical or state intervention.

World, 16 Jul 2015

Irish finance minister sees more than 50 percent chance of Greek deal

DUBLIN - Ireland's finance minister sees a better than 50 percent chance of Greece reaching a deal with its creditors by a weekend deadline following a "distinct change of mood" in recent days.

World, 09 Jul 2015

Senior member of Irish PM's party says outline of Greek deal clear

DUBLIN - A senior member of Ireland's ruling party Fine Gael on Sunday said the use of EU structural funds, funding from the ECB and debt restructuring could be a part of a new bailout deal for Greece if it makes clear it wants to remain in the euro zone.

World, 05 Jul 2015

AeroMexico Dreamliner makes emergency landing in Ireland

DUBLIN - A Boeing 787 Dreamliner en route from Mexico City to Paris made an emergency landing at Ireland's Shannon Airport on Monday and all 193 people on board disembarked safely, a spokesman for the airport said on Monday.

World, Mexico 29 Jun 2015

EU states at odds on eve of summit on migration crisis

BRUSSELS/VIENNA - Austria threatened to reimpose controls on its Hungarian border and Britain considered adding security around the French port of Calais on Wednesday as divided EU leaders prepared to debate how to stem a flood of desperate migrants.

World, 24 Jun 2015

Hundreds of migrants protest at Budapest station, want to go to Germany

BUDAPEST - Hundreds of migrants protested in front of Budapest's Keleti Railway Terminus for a second straight day on Wednesday, shouting "Freedom, freedom!" and demanding to be let onto trains bound for Germany from a station that has been closed to them.