Irish take pride in fight with Vatican
Nation humbled by debt crisis rallies behind Prime Minister Kenny's condemnation of Catholic Church actions.
Vatican recalls Ireland's Papal Nuncio after clerical sex abuse report
The decision also follows strong words by Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny accusing the Holy See of undermining efforts to tackle child abuse.
Calling out the Vatican
Irish report says Catholic Church has not helped stop sex abuse.
Moody's downgrades Ireland's debt rating to junk status
The ratings agency cited a “growing possibility” that Ireland will need another bailout when a current support program ends.
Polar bear ancestry traced back to Irish roots
Every polar bear's ancestry can be traced back to now-extinct Irish brown bears, according to a new study.
French protest boat leaves Greece for Gaza
Organizers expect the small boat carrying food and fuel to reach the Gaza Strip in two to three days.
Israel sees delays to Gaza flotilla as "positive development"
Meanwhile, pro-Palestinian flotilla activists say they haven't abandoned their plans to breach blockade.
Viable pipe bomb found by children's play park in Northern Ireland
"It does not bearing thinking of what could have happened had a child at the park discovered the device."
Israel warns foreign journalists not to participate in Gaza flotilla
As Israel threatens international media deportation and being barred from Israel for 10 years if they join the "illegal" flotilla, the Foreign Press Association protests the government's use of "threats and intimidation"
At Glastonbury gig, U2 faces protest over dodging Irish taxes
Art Uncut activists bring huge balloon to muddy music event, saying "U Pay Your Tax 2," but they are tackled and scuffles break out
Northern Ireland rocked by riots
But in east Belfast, where riots broke out on Monday, the warnings were written on the walls.
Northern Ireland's Troubles a part of Belfast's landscape (PHOTOS)
Once threatening symbols of paramilitary control, Belfast’s murals are now a tourist attraction.
Worst sectarian violence in years erupts in Northern Ireland (VIDEO)
Hundreds of people, many hooded and masked, throw gasoline bombs and fireworks at each other and at the police for the second night in a row
New golf sensation Rory McIlroy breaks records, sweeps the US Open (PHOTOS)
22-year-old from Northern Ireland is the youngest winner since 1923.
Ireland approves new casino resort to include full-size White House replica
Plans for a new casino complex in Two-Mile Borris faces strong opposition.
Openly gay candidate tripped up by controversy in Irish elections
David Norris, who would be Europe's first openly gay president, was considered the front-runner until media associated him with pedophilia.
Facebook facial-recognition feature attracts scrutiny from EU
Investigation looks into possible violations of privacy rules in automatic photo-tagging feature, which was recently rolled out internationally
WikiLeaks reveals what the US really thinks of Ireland
Diplomatic cables show US officials scoffing at Irish leaders.
Euro zone wonders which economy will be the next to fail
Spain has competition from Italy, Belgium for "next domino" status.
Thousands face flight delays as Grimsvotn ash cloud spreads
The erupting Grimsvotn volcano, which has caused flight cancellations in the UK and a change in travel plans for US President Barack Obama, is sparking fears of a repeat shutdown of European airspace.
Ireland gives Obama a delirious welcome
The US president came. He spoke in Dublin. And he chugged a Guinness in Moneygall.
Moneygall: Obama begins Europe trip with stop at ancestral Irish village
For Obama's arrival, the town of 300 has pulled out all the paint, flags and fiddlers it could muster.
Queen Elizabeth's visit heals Irish rifts
Historic trip by the English queen includes stops at war memorial, Croke Park stadium, Trinity College.
Ireland prepares to welcome Obama, Queen Elizabeth
The upcoming visits of the US president and British queen mean tightened security in the Irish Republic.
George Mitchell, US Mideast envoy, to quit
Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell is resigning as the Obama administration's Mideast envoy.
Northern Ireland confirms its support of power-sharing government
Peaceful vote notable for its focus on the economy as DUP and Sinn Fein hold onto reins of power.
Northern Europeans decry ongoing support for shaky southern Europe economies
Anti-EU parties gain ground as Portugal negotiates a $113 billion bailout.
Opinion: Will Spain inevitably follow Portugal, Ireland and Greece?
Germany's tonic for the troubled euro zone economies could backfire.
Deja Vu for the EU
Ireland follows Greece in asking for a bailout; fears spread about finances of Portugal, Spain. Forgetting Waterloo, France and Britain agree to military merger. EU fails to excite Obama. British lawmaker can’t resist referring to Nazis.
Report blames Irish crisis on incompetent bankers and financial regulators
Property boom held Ireland in thrall and led to risky lending practices.
Cop's death unites Northern Ireland
Funeral for Ronan Kerr brings protestants to a Catholic mass.