DUBLIN - Ireland votes on Friday on whether to allow gay marriage in a referendum that could make the once deeply Catholic country the first in the world to adopt the policy by popular vote.
DUBLIN - Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny said on Sunday that Ireland must seize its opportunity to become the first country to approve same-sex marriage in a popular vote when it holds a referendum on the issue on Friday.
BELFAST - Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party retained eight seats in Britain's parliament on Friday and said it could still wield some influence even if it is not the "dream" outcome of holding the balance of power.
- Apple Inc said the European Commission's investigation into Ireland's tax treatment of multinationals could have a "material" impact if it was determined that Dublin's tax policies represented unfair state aid.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
DUBAI - A suicide bomber killed 21 worshippers on Friday in a packed Shi'ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, residents and the health minister said, the first attack in the kingdom to be claimed by Islamic State militants. | Video