Christmas: A tree grows in St. Peter's Square
The Vatican's annual Christmas tree tradition caps a difficult year for the Catholic Church.
Polar bears face stark odds, says bookmaker Paddy Power PLC
Paddy Power PLC bets against polar bears, white Christmas.
Ireland suffers savage budget cuts to stay afloat
Less pay for everyone, from the prime minister to the cop on the beat.
Report: Police and clergy protected pedophile priests
A New report on clerical abuse from 1975 to 2004 details the cover-up of abuse allegations.
Ireland inundated by record rainfall
Experts say climate change should not be blamed.
Outraged Ireland demands a replay
A French hand ball puts Ireland out of the World Cup.
Ireland reconsiders how it honors WWI veterans
Until recently, Ireland had not commemorated its dead who fought in the British army.
Outrage packs a Dublin concert hall
The audience was ready to cheer Ireland's "Four Angry Men."
Irish pols protest proposed drunk-driving limits
The proposed 0.05 percent BAC would only cover one pint of Guinness.
The Abbey Theatre's big move
A new government proposal would move the storied theater to the historic General Post Office.
It ain't over till Vaclav Klaus sings
The Irish have given their all-important "aye" to the Lisbon Treaty, but another obstacle exists: the anti-EU Czech president.
Ireland approves Lisbon Treaty second time around
Fearful for the future, voters opt not to antagonize European allies.
How to raise Irish taxpayers' tempers
John O'Donoghue, who expensed first class travel, limousines and hat rental, has resigned.
Can the Irish save Ireland?
Ireland turns to its diaspora for help overcoming economic disaster.
G20 Pittsburgh: They meet again
Opinion: The world does not hold its breath.
Ireland's Lisbon vote looms — again
Declan Ganley is back in the fray and Irish voters worry about making enemies during a recession.
Full Frame: Roots on an Irish farm
A photographer travels back to the Irish farm where his grandfather was born.
Ireland's new art gallery: the highway
Ann Lane photographs roadside sculptures that adorn Ireland's new highway system.
Ireland's new favorite son? Muhammad Ali
The former world heavyweight champion visits the Irish town where his great-grandfather was born.
Need a haircut? Sorry, everyone is 'en vacances'
All employees in the EU get at least 20 vacation days. Why don't Americans get the same?
Kennedy's death: Ireland mourns a "true friend"
Edward Kennedy’s role in peace process helped change Irish history.
"Rip-off Ireland" gets cheaper
But a shortage of cash means people waiting for payments can't take advantage of it.
Animal dung reveals secrets of the past
Farmers, not glaciers, created the Burren moonscape.
What do Seamus Heaney and The Edge have in common?
They both want Irish voters to say yes to the Lisbon Treaty.
Hacking away at the Celtic Tiger
As Ireland's budget deficit rises, cuts range from film board to local police.
Texan backpackers turned away by Irish immigration
Tourism board upset that "Ireland of the Welcomes" seems less than welcoming.
In the shadow of the walls
Teenagers in working class Belfast belie success of integration efforts.
Read the walls for signs of peace
Loyalist paramilitaries disarm and the masked gunman disappears from Belfast's murals.
I will arise and go now ... to a summer school
The Irish prepare for another season of learning and laughter on the Atlantic coast.
For Ireland, the party is over
Top-end restaurants and nightclubs go dark as disposable income dries up.
Anti-European party meets its Waterloo in Ireland
Libertas leader fails to gain a seat in Europe.