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Why American Muslim Unity is So Important to World Peace

Lorna Byrne | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

While American Sunni and Shia Muslims may not be in conflict with each other openly, they are not truly united either. If they became more unified they could do much more to bring peace to troubled parts of the world.

What Do Van Morrison, the Godfather of Punk and Seamus Heaney Have in Common?

Richard Bangs | Posted 04.29.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

The winds make us lean towards this place, to inhale its spirit, and the broken waters summon us to baptize our dreams, and, in our own foreign way, contribute to the exquisite idea that is Northern Ireland.

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Viator | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Viator

No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

What Has Americans Heading To Ireland?

AP | Posted 11.26.2013 | Travel

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's government says tourism to the Emerald Isle is rising and could reach a record high for American visitors, as many are comin...

On Remembering (And Not Remembering) Seamus Heaney

Christina Patterson | Posted 11.09.2013 | Arts
Christina Patterson

It's one thing to meet a great artist. I've been lucky enough to meet, and interview, quite a few considerable artists, and a handful I would probably describe as great. But it doesn't happen all that often in a life that you meet a great human being.

Seamus Heaney: Words of Comfort

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 11.04.2013 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

His family and friends are in mourning for Seamus Heaney, who died in Dublin on August 30. They are joined by a world of acquaintances and admirers, both known and unknown to Heaney himself, whose grieving is for the poet and the man -- if those could be separated.

Northern Ireland Rioters Injure 56 Officers

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 10.10.2013 | World

DUBLIN — Northern Ireland's police chief vowed Saturday to hunt down and imprison scores of Protestant militants after they attacked and wounded...

How Arming Syrian Rebels Will Backfire (See Libya, Afghanistan)

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Arming the enemies of our enemies hasn't made the U.S. more friends; it has made the U.S. more enemies. That is why only a diplomatic solution can stop the bloodshed.

Northern Ireland's Struggle To Heal

Reuters | Sam Cage | Posted 07.31.2013 | Religion

(Reuters) - When U.S. President Barack Obama visited Northern Ireland before the G8 summit in June, he hailed its extraordinary progress in the 15 yea...

Belfast Riots Injure 32 Police Officers

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 07.13.2013 | World

BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Hundreds of police reinforcements from Britain were deployed on Belfast's rubble-strewn streets Saturday after Protestant...

N. Ireland Protestants Celebrate Contentious Holiday

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 07.12.2013 | World

BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Northern Ireland's major Protestant brotherhood, the Orange Order, staged massive parades across the British territory Fr...

The Celtic Tiger Is Dead. Long Live The Celtic Tiger.

Ranjit Dighe | Posted 08.20.2013 | College
Ranjit Dighe

Northern Ireland was the perfect place for this week's G8 summit. These meetings are supposed to promote peace and prosperity, and Northern Ireland, s...

Obama's Belfast Visit Highlights a City Transformed

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Máirtín Ó Muilleoir

Today, the Obamas saw a Belfast transformed by two decades of peacemaking which only bore fruit because of the dogged determination of Irish America. President Obama reaffirmed America's commitment to stand with the peacemakers of Belfast as long as we continue to push forward.

Cameron Rallies World Leaders At G8 Summit In N. Ireland

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK and DAVID McHUGH | Posted 08.17.2013 | World

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland — The European Union and the United States will open negotiations next month on a long-sought deal to create free ...

Obama: Northern Ireland Peace Is Blueprint For World Conflicts

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 08.17.2013 | World

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland — Russian President Vladimir Putin told President Barack Obama on Monday that their positions on Syria do not "coi...

Watch: Ulster in Media Spotlight Again -- Now Peace Not Conflict

David Tereshchuk | Posted 08.16.2013 | Media
David Tereshchuk

For PBS' weekend network show Religion and Ethics Newsweekly I've been reporting on the town's special place in the violent "Troubles" of the past few decades, and in the story of Ulster's peacemaking process that has now largely displaced that violence.

Ultra-Running: The Epic Giants Causeway, North Ireland

Stefani Jackenthal | Posted 08.12.2013 | Travel
Stefani Jackenthal

I've raced and run around the globe - Borneo, Ecuador, South Africa, Costa Rica, India, Croatia, Uganda, Tibet - and this was amongst the most beautiful and magical.

Northern Ireland Town Ready For Its G-8 Close-Up

www.nytimes.com | Posted 06.11.2013 | Travel

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland — The smell of fresh paint hangs in the air as this small town completes an extensive makeover ahead of the meeting of...

Irishman Charged With 1982 Hyde Park Bombing

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 07.22.2013 | World

DUBLIN — British prosecutors have charged a 61-year-old Irishman with the 1982 IRA attack on the queen's cavalry in Hyde Park, a nail-bombing at...

From Vikings to Game of Thrones: Ireland Evolves Into TV Production Destination

Maura Kelly | Posted 06.17.2013 | TV
Maura Kelly

Despite its current economic challenges, the creative industries in Ireland are going through "a special age" and the country is fast becoming a favorite destination for international co-productions.

Northern Ireland To Deploy Drones For G8 Summit

AP | Posted 04.11.2013 | World

DUBLIN -- A Northern Ireland police commander says 8,000 officers and three surveillance drones will protect visiting dignitaries and monitor protests...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Brendan Fraser on Stand Off

Dan Persons | Posted 05.20.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Look at the promotional materials being floated around the U.S. for Stand Off, and you'd think the film was a crime thriller in the Guy Ritchie mold, with Brendan Fraser backed up by Colm Meaney in some heavy badassery. What it turns out to be is an acerbic comedy.

A Map Of Irish America

Jed Kolko | Posted 05.16.2013 | Travel
Jed Kolko

There are more than five times as many Americans with at least partial Irish ancestry as there are people who live in Ireland.

Terror Plot Foiled In Northern Ireland

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.04.2013 | World

DUBLIN — Northern Ireland police stopped an Irish Republican Army splinter group from firing mortar shells at a police station in an attack that...

Visit Belfast: Flag Issue Not Representative of People, City

Michael Evans | Posted 03.27.2013 | World
Michael Evans

Go and visit Belfast. Yes, you will see the flags and the murals that provide the backdrop to the negative stories that flood the news. But you will not see enough active disagreement to justify the attention these topical issues receive.