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.
Macro Chatter: Food gets pricier in China
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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.
Wave of Irish emigration to Australia keeps growing
An increasing number of Irish are moving to Australia on the promise of jobs aplenty — again.
'Once,' an Irish-Czech love story, makes its Broadway debut (VIDEO)
'Once,' a film-turned-play about an Irish street musician and a Czech flower seller who fall in love in Dublin, made its Broadway debut on Sunday.
St. Patrick's Day celebrations 2012
Half a million people in Ireland crowded into central Dublin on Saturday to view the St. Patrick's Day parade, while 2 million gathered in New York.
St. Patrick's Day: 500,000 celebrate in Dublin (PHOTOS)
Half a million people in Ireland crowded into central Dublin on Saturday to view the St. Patrick's Day parade, while 2 million people gathered in New York.
Oil is discovered off the coast of Ireland
Dublin-based Providence Resources announced Thursday that oil has started to flow from its Barryroe rig.
900-year-old heart stolen from Irish cathedral (VIDEO)
The 900-year-old heart of 12th century Irish saint Laurence O'Toole has been stolen from a church in Dublin, Ireland.
Ireland to hold referendum on European fiscal treaty
Ireland will hold a referendum on whether to accept the EU fiscal compact treaty which imposes strict new budgetary discipline on each state, Prime Minister Enda Kenny said Tuesday.
Edward J. Flanagan, Boys Town founder, to be nominated for sainthood
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha is mounting a campaign for sainthood for Father Edward J. Flanagan, the founder of Boys Town.
Man tried to rob Irish bank dressed as a woman, but his beard gave him away
It seemed like a good idea: dress-up as a wealthy woman in a wheelchair and then take the building society for all it's worth. Too bad he forgot to shave.
Are Europe's airlines about to crash?
Airlines seek investment to stop Spanair collapse from triggering a trend of failed airlines.
Davos takes on euro zone crisis
Old arguments about how to solve the euro zone crisis are re-hashed at World Economic Forum annual meeting
Belfast hospital baby deaths linked to sink taps
Three babies have died in a Belfast hospital due to an infection spreading through the maternity ward's sink taps.
Brian Shivers, dissident Irish republican, convicted of murdering 2 British soldiers
A dissident Irish republican, Brian Shivers, has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty of murdering two unarmed British soldiers in Northern Ireland in 2009.
Italian prime minister calls for German help
Mario Monti urges German government to do more to help lower Italy's borrowing costs
Irish businessman Sean Quinn declared bankrupt
Sean Quinn, once Ireland's richest man, has been declared bankrupt by a Dublin court, preventing him for returning to the corporate arena for at least five years.
Netflix now streaming in UK and Ireland (VIDEO)
The American TV and movie streaming service has launched in the UK and Ireland, sparking a price war among its rivals there.
In Europe, migration history repeats itself
Back in the days of empire have-nots used to head out to the colonies. Guess what? They are doing it again. Although the colonies are now independent, prosperous nations
President Michael Higgins: Ireland's next leader
Higgins' main rival conceded defeat Friday in the presidential election.
Ireland election: Higgins looks set to win
Early votes indicate Michael D. Higgins will win the presidency.
Suspected Real IRA arms dealer jailed in Lithuania
Irishman Michael Campbell was sentenced to 12 years for attempting to buy weapons for Real IRA terrorists. The conviction was the result of an international sting operation.
VIDEO: Violence at UK traveler site eviction
There were reports of arson and arrests at Dale Farm in south-east England, the UK's largest illegal traveler site, after police began a mass eviction on Wednesday morning.
Latest Ryanair idea: One toilet per plane
Experts say Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary’s latest cost-cutting proposal won’t fly with passengers.