Ireland

Northern Ireland police arrest man in Belfast shooting

BELFAST - Northern Ireland police have arrested a man in connection with the shooting of a prominent former member of a hardline republican splinter group.

Dissident Irish republican shot dead in Belfast

BELFAST - A prominent dissident Irish republican was shot dead in Northern Ireland on Friday, the latest incident in some of the highest levels of violence since a 1998 peace deal in the British province.

World, 18 Apr 2014

Northern Ireland charges man with murder in Omagh bombing

BELFAST - Northern Ireland has charged a man with 29 counts of murder in the 1998 Omagh bombing, the worst attack in decades of violence in the province, police said on Thursday.

World, 10 Apr 2014

UK ex-minister urges amnesty in Northern Ireland conflict

LONDON - An amnesty should be offered to all those involved in 30 years of violence in Northern Ireland, a former British government minister said, ahead of a state visit by the Irish president that will highlight improved ties between London and Dublin.

World, 07 Apr 2014

Ireland to investigate bugging of police phone calls

DUBLIN - Ireland is to investigate the illegal bugging of police phone conversations that has led to calls for the justice minister to resign.

World, 25 Mar 2014

EU seeks feedback to Hutchison concessions for 02 Ireland buy

BRUSSELS - EU antitrust regulators are seeking industry feedback over concessions offered by Hutchison Whampoa to secure approval for its $1 billion bid for Telefonica's 02 Ireland, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Ahead of St. Patrick's Day, Obama hails U.S.-Irish ties

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama met with Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Friday - and even sang along to an Irish folk song - three days ahead of St. Patrick's Day as the two leaders held the annual celebration of U.S.-Irish relations. | Video

World, Politics, 14 Mar 2014

U.N. sanctions experts investigate Rodman's North Korea trips

UNITED NATIONS - A group of United Nations sanctions experts has been investigating former basketball star Dennis Rodman because of gifts he brought to North Korea during his visits to the reclusive state, according to an excerpt from the group's latest report.

Wilbur Ross and Fairfax to sell 6 percent of Bank of Ireland

DUBLIN/LONDON - Two of Bank of Ireland's largest shareholders, who helped keep it out of state hands at the height of the euro zone debt crisis in 2011, stand to more than triple their money when they sell back a part of their stake on Tuesday.

Berlusconi denied permit to attend Dublin conference

MILAN - A Milan court rejected a request by former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, whose passport was confiscated after his conviction for tax fraud, to leave Italy to attend a conference in Ireland, judicial sources said on Tuesday.

World, Italy, 04 Mar 2014
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Sunken Korea ferry relatives give DNA swabs to help identify dead

JINDO/MOKPO, South Korea - Some relatives of the more than 200 children missing in a sunken South Korean ferry offered DNA swabs on Saturday to help identify the dead as the rescue turned into a mission to recover the vessel and the bodies of those on board. | Video