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What European Leaders Besides Merkel Think About The Greek Referendum

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 07.02.2015 | World

Greeks head to the polls on Sunday to vote on whether they’ll continue austerity policies imposed by creditors and their European partners or strike...

How Ireland Embraced Marriage Equality

Kristi Lowe | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
Kristi Lowe

This would be an historic moment for any country, but it is even more so for this bastion of conservative Catholicism. So how did Ireland, one of the last Western democracies to decriminalize homosexuality, become the first country to embrace marriage equality by popular vote? Five factors shaped the outcome.

Biden Voices Support For Northern Ireland Talks

AP | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is throwing his support behind a new round of power-sharing talks in Northern Ireland. Bid...

Ireland's Approach to Marriage Equality Is All Wrong

James McDonald | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
James McDonald

Ireland has the great opportunity to show how much it values equality, how seriously it takes human and civil rights. The people's support is not just needed in an abstract way -- we're being called upon to actively engage in the extension of so central an institution as marriage.

Irish Prime Minister Should Boycott NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

Sean Kay | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Sean Kay

If Enda Kenny really wants America to understand Irishness today, then he would do well to demonstrate to the world his nation's long concern for those who have suffered and stood up for their dignity in the long path towards human rights.

Irish Prime Minister Vs. Catholic Church

Posted 11.07.2013 | Religion

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny prepares to lock horns with the Catholic Church on same-sex marriage, an issue he has avoided taking a real stance on ...

Deadlines Come And Go In Ireland's Abortion Vote

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 07.11.2013 | World

DUBLIN -- Ireland's lawmakers were supposed to have voted by now. Will they pass the country's first abortion bill Thursday? The government of Prim...

Irish Politician Attacks 'War Criminal' Obama

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

Irish politician Clare Daly slammed President Barack Obama as a "war criminal" and "hypocrite of the century" in a blistering speech before Parliament...

Exit Stage Left: Cardinal O'Malley's Fit Of Pique

Jon O'Brien | Posted 07.20.2013 | Religion
Jon O'Brien

Catholic teachings affirm the importance of religious pluralism. Prime Minister Kenny's presence at the Boston College graduation is just the sort of conversation-starter that Catholic higher education needs. At best, Cardinal O'Malley's exit from the proceedings only touched off more debate among Catholic school students who have been well-prepared for the challenge.

Moral Relativism And Commencement Politics

Steven A. Krueger | Posted 07.20.2013 | Religion
Steven A. Krueger

It has become a rite of spring in the past decade: the commencement speaker controversy involving a U.S Catholic bishop and a prominent Catholic political figure upon whom an honorary degree will be bestowed by a Catholic college.

'My Book Is The Constitution'

Posted 05.07.2013 | World

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny defied leaders of the Catholic Church on Monday, stressing his commitment to a scheduled vote on abortion legislation....

Irish Eyes on China, a Chinese Man Eyes Ireland (VIDEO)

John Lee | Posted 05.28.2012 | Home
John Lee

While Irish eyes follow the official visit of Taoiseach Enda Kenny to China, a little gem of an Irish film has surfaced on YouTube, tracing a more humble trip in the opposite direction.

Boehner Tears Up While Listening To Irish Music

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) shed a few tears while listening to traditional Irish music during a luncheon with the Irish Prime Minister. Bo...

WATCH: Biden Makes Lubrication Joke

The Huffington Post | Adam Goldberg | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

Oh, Joe. On Tuesday, the White House held a reception for visiting Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny. Vice President Joe Biden, speaking at the event...

PHOTOS: Thousands Celebrate St. Patty's In Chicago

AP | By JASON KEYSER | Posted 03.18.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Chicago dyed its river green, bagpipes sounded on New York's 5th Avenue, and in Georgia, crowds waited for 30 minutes to buy beer for break...

Vatican Rejects Irish Criticism Over Sex Abuse

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 11.03.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Saturday vigorously rejected accusations it had sabotaged efforts by Irish bishops to report priests who sexually ...

Calls for Justice for Ireland's Magdalene Women

Frieda Klotz | Posted 10.02.2011 | World
Frieda Klotz

Magdalene Laundries were penitential institutions for Irish girls who made mistakes. Often young women were sent to them by their families or by police. Census records show that these stays could last for anything from a couple of years to 70 years.

Parish Priest Compares Irish Leader to Hitler as Church/State War Escalates

Niall O'Dowd | Posted 09.27.2011 | World
Niall O'Dowd

A parish priest in Ireland has compared Enda Kenny, the Irish leader, to Hitler. It is the latest volley in the war between church and state that has transfixed the country.

Ireland Pushes Priests To Report Confessed Sex Abuse

Posted 09.14.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Ireland's prime minister said Catholic priests could be jailed for failing to report ...

Irish American Barack Obama Heartily Welcomed Home

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 07.30.2011 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

Ireland recently extended the warmest of welcomes to President Obama whose ancestor departed 161 years ago.

Northern Ireland Policeman Killed By Booby-Trap Bomb

AP | By SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 06.02.2011 | World

DUBLIN -- A 25-year-old Catholic policeman who had just joined Northern Ireland's police force was killed Saturday when a booby-trap bomb exploded as ...

Sneak Peek: Obama to Visit His Irish Ancestral Hometown of Moneygall

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Megan Smolenyak

It was just last week on St. Patrick's Day while hosting Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny at the White House that President Obama announced his u...

Obama Marks St. Patty's By Announcing Ireland Visit

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama chose St. Patrick's Day to announce that he's adding Ireland to the itinerary for his trip to Europe in May. O...

St.Patrick's Day Glimmer of Hope for Ireland With Dynamic New Government

Niall O'Dowd | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Niall O'Dowd

The two leaders of the new Irish government have landed in America for St.Patrick' Day with a spring in their step and a desire to write a new chapter in the history of Ireland and America.

Meet Ireland's New Prime Minister

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBLIN — Ireland's new parliament elected soft-spoken Enda Kenny prime minister Wednesday to lead a coalition government that faces immediate pr...