Young Irish Catholics reject conservatism of new pope
The Vatican expects Francis to rebuild the church, but disaffected young Catholics are skeptical.
Irish Catholics continue to flee the church
A combination of clergy sex abuse revelations and a more secular climate has created a stigma against attending Mass.
Two Irishmen found liable for the Omagh bombing and ordered to pay damages | GlobalPost
A Belfast judge ordered Colm Murphy and Seamus Daly to pay $2.4 million in damages for their part in the atrocity that killed 29, including a woman pregnant with twins.
Older Irish Catholics hope a new pope means a new direction for the church
The faithful say they hope that Pope Francis will bring change to a church suffering from scandal, despite the new pope's staunchly conservative views on social issues.
Jesuit priests in Ireland see hope in Francis
The election of the first-ever Jesuit pope signifies a desire for change in the church, say Irish priests. Can Francis avoid becoming a 'prisoner' of the Vatican?
Q&A with editor at Ireland's longest-running LGBT magazine
Brian Finnegan talks to GlobalPost about his country's changing attitude toward Catholicism, LGBT rights and gay marriage.
Boozing "nuns" lead to fine for Ireland pub owner
Bar owner helped to set up a charity event setting a record for most people wearing nun's outfits — who then retired for an after-hours drink or two.
Nestle recalls beef products after horsemeat found
In a statement released Monday the Swiss-based company said that it would be replacing the products with others that are 100 percent beef.
An African pope? Don't bet on it
Vatican watchers predict Italians or Latin Americans are most likely to claim St. Peter's throne.
Catholics everywhere have something to say
The world reacts to the pope's shocking announcement.
Spanish leader teeters under corruption scandal
Strapped for cash, Spaniards seethe over allegations of kickbacks to high-ranking Spanish officials, including Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
Why a ‘small’ bailout for little Cyprus is a big deal
Commentary: Letting one member fail can be contagious for the rest of the euro zone.
Kevin McGeever: Irish millionaire found after 8 months blames Russian mob for kidnapping
McGeever was found eight months after he claims he was kidnapped by the Russian mafia who carved 'thief' into his forehead.
Ireland blames Poland for horse meat beef burgers
Ireland: that horse DNA was from Poland.
Horse meat burgers saddle UK with menu of problems
Brits trade jokes after equine DNA found in beef products but serious concerns could ruin the punchline.
Kerry county council in Ireland backs drink-driving permits
Kerry county council in southwest Ireland approved a motion allowing people living in isolated areas to have "two or three drinks" before driving home.
Where is the worst place for abortions?
On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, GlobalPost looks at abortion rights around the world.
Horse meat found in beef burgers in Ireland, UK
Traces of horse meat were found in beef burgers sold by leading retailers including Tesco, Dunnes, Aldi, Lidl and Iceland.
Euro zone unemployment hits record high
The jobless rate hits an all-time high of 11.8 percent, and over 24 percent for youths.
Belfast flag protests continue with 1 arrested for attempted murder
About 100 protesters attacked police with bricks, bottles and fireworks today in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2,012 words of 2012
Here are the buzzwords, the keywords, or just plain words, that were uttered time and again in 2012. This was an absurd amount of work. So please click on it.
Ireland to clarify abortion rules following woman’s death
Ireland’s new legislation will identify the limited circumstances under which abortion is legal in the Catholic country.
Belfast riots injure eight police
Northern Ireland rioting was sparked by flags.
Bomb found, suspects arrested ahead of visit by Hillary Clinton to Northern Ireland
Four men were arrested after a bomb was found in Northern Ireland shortly before a visit by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Sex offender sues Facebook over pedophile page
Facebook is getting sued by a convicted sex offender in Ireland.
Kate Middleton topless photos lead to resignation of Irish Daily Star editor
Editor Michael O'Kane has resigned over topless Kate Middleton photographs.
Pregnant woman jumps to death because she was having twin boys
Anna Byrne, who already had two sons, was devastated when she learned she was not having a girl, a coroner's court in Ireland heard.
Savita Halappanavar protest march calls for review of Ireland's abotion laws
Savita Halappanavar’s death sparks vigils across Ireland, England as thousands gather to pay tribute, call for change.
Savita Halappanavar: Woman dies after she was 'refused' abortion during miscarriage
Savita Halappanavar was admitted to hospital in Galway, Ireland, as she miscarried her baby, but doctors allegedly refused to give her a termination. She later died.
Europe: The new Third World
Major US law firms look to open shop in Ireland or Poland.
Northern Ireland: 2 arrested over killing of prison officer David Black
Two men have been arrested in connection with the killing of Northern Irish prison officer David Black.