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Riot Police Clash With Irish Nationalists

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 09.11.2012 | World

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Irish Catholic militants attacked riot police Thursday in a divided corner of Belfast as the most polarizing day on ...

Activists Lose Fight To Save Dog Who Resembles Pit Bull

AP | By SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 07.23.2012 | Impact

DUBLIN -- A pug-nosed black Belfast dog named Lennox, who inspired a two-year legal fight and animal-rights protests on both sides of the Atlantic, wa...

One Last Plea to the City of Belfast: Save Lennox and Save Face

Joan K. Smith | Posted 09.07.2012 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

The saga of Lennox, the non-aggressive Belfast family pet sentenced to death under the U.K.'s "Dangerous Dogs Act" based not on any misdeed but simply on his appearance as a "Pit Bull Type," has riveted the world.

No Justice, No Mercy for Lennox the Dog in Belfast

Joan K. Smith | Posted 08.13.2012 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

Lennox -- a family pet, a young girl's "bestest friend in the world," an animal who has committed no crime other than having the physical traits of what is known as "Pit Bull Type" -- is to be put to death.

Police Raid Brothels And Pimps' Homes

AP | Posted 05.30.2012 | World

DUBLIN -- Police say several hundred officers in both parts of Ireland are mounting a crackdown on prostitution, raiding 140 suspected brothels and pi...

Putting Irish Science on the (Google) Map

John Lee | Posted 07.18.2012 | Media
John Lee

It's a digital, interactive, online, tricked-out Google map called The Atlas of Ingenious Ireland. Dedicated to "Putting Irish Science on the Map," it locates and annotates key science, tech and natural history landmarks.

An Outrage in Belfast: The Sad Case of Lennox, the Dog

Joan K. Smith | Posted 07.09.2012 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

Those of us living in what we consider free societies often feel secure that if we comply by laws, pay our taxes, and maintain other civic duties we s...

Top Irish Catholic Accused Of Covering Up Abuse

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 07.02.2012 | World

DUBLIN — The leader of Ireland's 4 million Catholics said Wednesday he wouldn't resign after a BBC documentary accused him of helping to cover u...

PHOTOS: Inside Belfast's Titanic 'Visitor Experience'

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 03.16.2012 | Travel

BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- To most of the world, the name Titanic means tragedy, spiced with romance, sacrifice and luxury. But in Belfast, where it...

Who Speaks For Ireland? Rebel Voices Have Their Say

John Lee | Posted 05.16.2012 | New York
John Lee

At The Cell Theater, there'll be none of the season's shamrock and leprechaun sentimentality, so brace yourself for a riveting duet of dramas on rebellious Ireland.

Belfast: The Titanic Itself Wasn't A Disaster

AP | By JILL LAWLESS | Posted 03.14.2012 | Home

BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- To most of the world, the name Titanic means tragedy, spiced with romance, sacrifice and luxury. But in Belfast, where it...

The Long Road to Peace -- and a Short Film Nomination

Terry George | Posted 04.14.2012 | Home
Terry George

Our film The Shore is the story of one small act of reconciliation, yet it mirrors the courageous achievement of the people of Northern Ireland, Protestant and Catholic, who after 800 years of division and bloodshed came together to talk and make their peace with one another.

Passenger Jet Makes Emergency Landing

AP | PETER MORRISON | Posted 04.08.2012 | World

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — A passenger plane made a safe emergency landing Tuesday after developing technical problems, Belfast International ...

Will Gerry Adams Face Trial Over IRA Past?

AP | By SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 03.18.2012 | World

DUBLIN -- A trans-Atlantic legal showdown could determine whether Gerry Adams, the Irish republican chieftain long at the center of Belfast war and pe...

One Season to Go: An Introduction

Michael Evans | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education
Michael Evans

I love basketball. Well, I don't really love the strategy, the competition, or even actually playing the game. I love the camaraderie a player has with his teammates, and I love the role a coach can play in a kid's life.

Justin Bieber Caught Partying In A Gay Bar?

Posted 01.08.2012 | Gay Voices

Justin Bieber is having quite the week. First he's accused of fathering a child. Then k.d. lang says he looks like a lesbian and dubs him "hot a...

Belfast -- Bloody Past, Hopeful Future

Don Mankin | Posted 12.24.2011 | Travel
Read More: Belfast, Travel News
Don Mankin

A short visit convinced me that Belfast is a pleasant, peaceful city where people live their day-to-day lives pretty much like everyone else in the Western world.

Belfast Riots Leave 22 Police Officers Injured

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 09.11.2011 | World

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Police firing plastic bullets and powerful water cannons forced Catholic militants away from a disputed Belfast road...

Arrest in Belfast: Will Violence Ever Cease?

Michael Evans | Posted 07.03.2011 | World
Michael Evans

Police in Northern Ireland have made three arrests in connection to the death of a Northern Ireland police officer last month. To most of the America...

99th Anniversary Of Titanic's Sinking

Posted 06.15.2011 | World

With its dramatic twists and massive loss of life, the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic remains one of maritime history's most compelling tragedies. ...

Century-Old Irish Films Go From Time Capsule to YouTube (VIDEO)

John Lee | Posted 05.29.2011 | Media
John Lee


Northern Ireland Police To Cease Affirmative Action For Catholics

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

DUBLIN — Northern Ireland's police force will stop being required to hire Catholic applicants over Protestants following a decade of change that...

Northern Ireland, Where It's Easy Being Green

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

Here is a land of intense loveliness -- the moors are windswept, the cliffs are craggy and the sea is wild and roiling.

PHOTOS: 5 Day Trips From Dublin

CheapOair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

If you've been partying it up since New Year's Day, you may not feel like jumping straight back on the sauce in one of Europe's drinking capitals. But...

'Trafficking Victims' Rescued In Brothel Raids In Belfast

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Police have said a number of "potential victims of human trafficking" have been rescued in raids on suspected brothels in Belfast. ...