Recreational rioting: a youth fad in Northern Ireland
A decade after peace, Belfast teenagers throw Molotov cocktails — this time in the name of fun.
Gangs and guns on Dublin streets
The capital has seen a sharp rise in Soprano-style gang executions.
American football comes to Ireland
US Ambassador Dan Rooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers scraps baseball, stages “Flag Football Classic” for July 4th picnic.
Queen of England to make first visit to Ireland
The visit is seen as a normalization of relations after a century-long quarrel.
The little country behind a big golfing win
Why a corner of the Emerald Isle is producing the world’s best golfers.
Eagles in Ireland face extinction — again
A handful of rogue farmers may turn the clock back 100 years.
All eyes on a small Irish ship
As the Rachel Corrie motors toward Gaza, Ireland's government expresses its support.
African sex slaves forced to work in Irish brothels
Human trafficking is a growing problem in Ireland.
Northern Ireland voters reject Mr. Robinson
After a sex scandal upended Northern Ireland politics, the first minister loses his seat.
Why David Cameron visited Northern Ireland
The Conservative leader diverted from a hectic campaign schedule to speak to supporters across the Irish Sea.
Ireland's head shops under attack
Bombings of head shops, which sell legal drugs, have sparked debate about Irish drug policy.
Ireland's new hero: a financial regulator
Matthew Elderfield faced down a popular businessman and gave bankers a tongue-lashing.
Volcano ash cloud hits airline, shipping, travel industries
From restaurants needing fish to air freight carriers switching to trucks, Iceland's volcano halts Europe.
Europe reacts to spreading ash cloud
As flights are canceled from Ireland to France and beyond, Europeans learn a lot about volcanoes.
The priest sex abuse scandal is closing in on the pope
Opinion: He needs to stop blaming the media for the failings of his own leadership and his own church.
Bicycles help green Ireland's capital
A free bike scheme and a bike-to-work program have encouraged cycling in Dublin.
Global economy: grease is the word
Is manufacturing leading to global recovery? Here's the dirty truth.
Irish city lifts Good Friday drinking ban
Are open Limerick bars a sign of the Catholic Church's diminishing authority?
Irish housing bubble leaves ghosts
Ireland's bust leaves ghost houses and zombie hotels
300,000 homes lie empty in Ireland and hotel rates have plummeted.
Italian police anticipate Vatican unrest
Authorities detain four Americans protesting the "cover-up" of sexual abuse by priests.
Ireland greets pope's apology with skepticism
Mainstream Catholics call the pope's analysis flawed.
On St Patrick’s Day, Ireland fights for its image
Ireland's traveling government ministers hope to counter the Hollywood portrayal of their country.
Is the pope his brother's keeper?
Benedict XVI reeling from fallout of a growing priest abuse scandal in Germany that involves his brother.
Scholars make 9,000 corrections to James Joyce classic
Does the new edition of "Finnegans Wake" express or distort the author's intention?
How a dentist helped disarm Northern Ireland
Martin McAleese, the husband of the Irish president, helped open doors for Pro-British loyalists.
In Ireland pigs are back in fashion
Unemployment has led to a surge in tasty backyard porkers.
Opinion: Greek debt crisis a hazard for EU
Should Germany and the EU bail out Greece? It poses serious questions.
Robinson: Northern Ireland agreement means "politics is working"
Irish and British prime ministers gather with Northern Ireland leaders to celebrate new agreement.
Irish still give Obama a green light
Obama, with an assist from Hillary Clinton, has kept Ireland happy during his first year in office.
A real-life Mrs. Robinson
The consequences of the sex scandal involving Iris Robinson, conservative politician and now-infamous cougar, hinge on the question of policing.