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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.

Against State Violence: The UK, the US, Patrick Finucane & Drone Attacks

Jack Healey | Posted 03.05.2013 | World
Jack Healey

On December 12, 2012, two days before the horrific school shootings in Connecticut, two reports were issued that might have merited more media attention and societal concern on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Year That Was: LGBT Ireland In 2012

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 02.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Scott De Buitléir

These last 12 months have seen their fair share of events that had a direct impact on Ireland's LGBT community, speeding up progress to a pace that was barely imaginable 10 years ago.

What to Expect If the UK Leaves the EU

John Bruton | Posted 02.17.2013 | World
John Bruton

One sentence in a recent article in the Economist, on Britain's relationship with the EU, really alarmed me: A "senior Labour figure" saying, "Whatever our position on Europe, we cannot be seen as an anti referendum party." If Labour adheres to that line, the UK could be out of the EU by 2016.

Welcoming the G8 to Lough Erne

David Cameron | Posted 01.21.2013 | World
David Cameron

We will build on the approach taken by President Obama at Camp David this year: one table and one conversation with G8 leaders holding each other to account and ensuring that good intentions really do become vital actions to advance growth and prosperity across the world.

Introducing The UK's Cultural Capital

Posted 10.25.2012 | Travel

The Northern Irish city of Londonderry is embracing its role as the U.K.'s "City of Culture" for 2013, planning an ambitious series of arts events tha...

Big News For Gay Rights In Northern Ireland

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 10.14.2013 | Gay Voices

BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Unmarried and same-sex couples in Northern Ireland should be allowed to adopt children, a Belfast judge ruled Thursday, r...

Ireland Protests Abortion Clinic Opening

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 12.18.2012 | World

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — The first abortion clinic on the island of Ireland opened Thursday in downtown Belfast, unleashing angry protests on...

Talking With Tomorrow's Peacemakers

KidSpirit | Posted 11.21.2012 | Religion

We live in a violent world filled with conflict, and we always have. But every member of every generation has a responsibility to our world -- to, in our own way, try to lessen the unhappiness that reigns on this planet.

PHOTOS: 10 Truly Terrifying Bridges

Trippy | Posted 10.23.2012 | Travel

If you get to travel the world, you might as well let your heart travel up into your throat.

Lennoxgate? Outcry for Investigation of Belfast After Lennox's Death

Joan K. Smith | Posted 09.22.2012 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

The story of Lennox the dog took a final, tragic turn on July 11 when Belfast City Council announced he had been killed, after a desperate legal fight by the family and in spite of a worldwide "Save Lennox" movement.

20 Officers Hurt In Belfast Riots

AP | Posted 09.12.2012 | World

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Northern Ireland police say 20 officers have been wounded in overnight Belfast riots that followed a token Protestan...

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...

Queen To Meet Ex-IRA Chief Wednesday

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 08.26.2012 | World

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland — Queen Elizabeth II prayed together Tuesday with Catholic and Protestant leaders from across Northern Ireland as ...

WATCH: Exploring Northern Ireland Beyond Belfast

Richard Bangs | Posted 06.14.2012 | Travel
Richard Bangs

About half-way up the Antrim coast we stop for a bio-break at the chocolate-box village of Carnlough, on the edge of an uncongenial harbor bobbing with blue and white boats. We are in the middlemost of the rainy season, but the weather doesn't know it. The sun is beaming, so I sprawl on a picnic table for a few minutes, close my eyes and sail away.

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.

WATCH: Beyond The Titanic In Northern Ireland

Richard Bangs | Posted 06.13.2012 | Travel
Richard Bangs

There is no escaping Titanic in Belfast, but my friend offered to show me some non-Titanic facets of her cisatlantic city.

WATCH: Searching For The Titanic In Belfast

Richard Bangs | Posted 06.12.2012 | Travel
Richard Bangs

There is one view that celebrating a tragedy of this scope with commercial tours, tributes and knick-knacks is somehow disrespectful and gauche, like grave dancing. But those who subscribe to George Santayana's trope rationalize a nobleness in the exercise.