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Three dead as Storm Ophelia batters Ireland


LAHINCH, Ireland Three people died as Tropical Storm Ophelia battered Ireland's southern coast on Monday, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10-metre (30-foot) waves. | Video

Significant gaps remain in bid to restore Northern Irish power-sharing: UK PM May's office

LONDON Significant gaps still remain between parties attempting to restore Northern Ireland's power-sharing administration, British Prime Minister Theresa May's office said on Monday after she spoke with Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar.

World, Oct 16 2017

Bill Clinton called to break Northern Ireland political impasse: source

BELFAST Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, who played a central role in brokering peace in Northern Ireland, may travel to Belfast this week to try to break a months-long political impasse, a source close to the talks said.

World, Oct 16 2017

Britain hopeful of 'good news' on Northern Ireland crisis: minister

LONDON/BELFAST Britain is hopeful of some "good news" from Northern Ireland that may allow it to introduce legislation that would restore the region's power-sharing government, the leader of Britain's lower house of parliament said on Thursday.

World, Oct 12 2017

Irish court gives $1 billion Apple data center green light

DUBLIN Apple may proceed to build a 850 million euro ($1 billion) data center in Ireland, the High Court ruled on Thursday, bringing relief for the government after a two-year planning delay which it feared could hurt its reputation with investors.

Tech, Oct 12 2017

Ireland eyes Northern Irish political breakthrough, warns on border

DUBLIN Ireland's foreign minister said on Wednesday he hoped that talks to restore Northern Ireland's power-sharing government could reach a successful outcome by the end of the week after some further steps by the negotiating parties.

World, Oct 11 2017

Irish postage stamp homage to Che Guevara stokes criticism

DUBLIN The unlikely choice of Argentinian communist guerrilla leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara, hero of the Cuban revolution, as the face of the new 1-euro postage stamp in Ireland is stoking controversy on both sides of the Atlantic.

World, Cuba, Oct 11 2017

EU takes Ireland to court for not claiming Apple tax windfall

BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Wednesday it was taking Ireland to the European Court of Justice for its failure to recover up to 13 billion euros ($15.3 billion) of tax due from Apple Inc , a move labeled as "regrettable" by Dublin. | Video

Tech, Oct 05 2017

Northern Ireland: Life inside The Fountain

LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland William Jackson remembers the exodus vividly, when over 10,000 Protestants fled the west bank of Londonderry's River Foyle for the city's suburbs as Northern Ireland's "Troubles" erupted.

World, Oct 05 2017

Wednesday Morning Briefing

The police investigation into the Las Vegas shooting has turned to the gunman’s girlfriend, U.S. President Donald Trump said natural disasters are straining the U.S. budget and a special report explores a network of informers in Mosul.

China, Russia, Iraq, Spain Oct 04 2017

U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Korea

TOKYO/UNITED NATIONS The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment.