Maeve Binchy dies aged 72 in Dublin; beloved Irish author and NYT, Oprah favorite
Maeve Binchy died in a Dublin hospital on Monday with her husband Gordon Snell by her side after a short illness.
Belfast dog euthanized by city over resemblance to pitbull terrier - international animal lovers condemn decision
A Northern Ireland dog, named "Lennox," was put to sleep Wednesday after two-year legal battle between his owners and the Belfast City Council.
U2 star Adam Clayton: Ex personal assistant Carol Hawkins jailed for theft
Carol Hawkins, the former personal assistant for U2 star Adam Clayton, has been jailed for theft.
Man arrested after attacking $12.5MN Monet painting in Dublin
A painting by French impressionist Claude Monet worth $12.5 million has been seriously damaged after a man put his fist through it at the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin.
Euro zone leaders agree to directly recapitalize banks
European leaders meeting in Brussels have agreed to use euro zone bailout funds to directly recapitalize struggling banks.
Former IRA commander awaits meeting with Queen, as she begins tour of Northern Ireland
Britain's Queen Elizabeth has set off on her Diamond Jubilee tour of Northern Ireland – where she will shake hands with former IRA commander Martin McGuinness.
Northern Ireland: Ex IRA man Martin McGuinness to meet Queen for first time
Until now, McGuinness and Sinn Fein party leaders boycotted royal visits.
Ireland: Budget airline Ryanair to make EUR694M bid for rival Aer Lingus
This will be Ryanair's second tilt for Aer Lingus after the European Commission blocked a 2006 bid.
Bono 'star-struck' by Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi will receive the Freedom of Dublin award, 12 years after she was granted it.
Ireland: Pope calls sexual abuse in the Catholic Church "a mystery"
The Pope has told Irish Catholics that it's "a mystery" why priests and other clergy abused children entrusted in their care, lamenting that it undermined faith in the church in an "appalling" way.
Business Insider: Traders bet these banks will default
Betting on bank default seems like a sound wager in these 14 cases.
Business Insider: Europe faces more economic turbulence, reports Citi
Analyst at Citi explains that economic conditions in Europe could worsen if leaders do not take "decisive action."
Axl Rose, Guns N' Roses frontman, robbed of $200,000 in jewelry after Paris show
Rose was at a private party after the concert at Bercy; Guns N' Roses has had a 'troubled" tour, according to one media outlet.
Ireland votes ‘yes’ on EU fiscal pact
60.3% of voters supported the treaty, which imposes tighter budget discipline on the 27 European Union nations.
Ireland votes on European fiscal compact
Ireland is voting on whether to ratify the European Union’s fiscal compact, which tightens controls on member states’ budgetary decisions.
Key Irish euro referendum pits fear against anger
On Thursday, Merkel’s austerity policy faces yet another critical vote, leaving Ireland with a grim conundrum.
Nicola Furlong: 2 Americans arrested in connection with the Irish student's death in Tokyo
Police have detained two American men as part of an investigation into the strangling death of Nicola Furlong, 21, an Irish exchange student in Tokyo.
Irish women have the most sex in Europe, are least satisfied
A study suggests women having the least sex claim to be the most satisfied. And vice versa.
Ireland's top Catholic Sean Brady urged to step down over sex abuse
The head of the Catholic Church in Ireland, Cardinal Sean Brady, is facing further calls to resign in the wake of a BBC documentary over a pedophile priest.
Clive Palmer, Australian billionaire, to build Titanic replica
Australian billionaire mining magnate Clive Palmer has unveiled plans to build a 21st-century Titanic — the Titanic II — to be built in China.
Martin McVeigh: Gay porn priest leaves parish in Northern Ireland
Irish priest Father Martin McVeigh, who is at the center of a gay porn controversy, has asked to leave his parish and take sabbatical leave from the priesthood.
Sinead O'Connor cancels tour, cites battle with bipolar disorder
The 45-year-old Irish singer said she had up to now ignored doctors advice and tried 'to be stronger than I actually am.'
Fornication causes pregnancy, elected Irish official announces
Michelle Mulherin announced that fornication is "probably the single most likely cause of unwanted pregnancies in this country.”
Mobile phone plugged into shaving socket forces emergency landing in Dublin
The lesson for travelers: don't try to charge your phone in the lavatory.
Titanic legacy still lingers in tiny Irish town
Cobh, the great ship's last port of call, remembers the tragedy 100 years later.
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Euro zone unemployment rises to record 10.8 percent
Euro zone unemployment has been rising for 10 months.
Ireland sets May 31 date for EU pact referendum
Ireland will hold a referendum on the European fiscal compact on May 31, Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore has announced, telling parliament on Tuesday he was confident a majority of the public would back the government in supporting the treaty.
Ex-Irish PM Bertie Ahern resigns from Fianna Fáil
Bertie Ahern, the former prime minister of Ireland, is to resign from the Fianna Fáil party, after a corruption inquiry found he had failed to 'truthfully account' for money deposited in his account by party supporters.
Former Irish PM Bertie Ahern took secret payments and lied about it, panel finds
Bertie Ahern, Ireland's former Prime Minister, received at least €209,779 ($276,000) in secret payments while in office, lying about it repeatedly under oath, according to a judicial investigation.
Ireland falls back into recession
Slowing exports and weak domestic demand saw Ireland slide back into recession in the last three months of 2011, official figures released Thursday show.