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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. ...

Belfast's Messed Up Minority and Their Media Support

Michael Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Evans

When you see a story on Northern Ireland that is really about its misdirected youth causing violence, try and think of the vast majority of "Nor'n Iron" that could care less about the their ancestors' grudges.

PHOTOS: Violence Hits Belfast For Third Night, Police Dodge Gunfire

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) -- Scroll down for photos. DUBLIN -- Northern Ireland police came under live fire during a third straight night of Belfast unrest in scenes that...

IRA Bombs MI5 Headquarters In Northern Ireland

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBLIN — Irish Republican Army dissidents detonated a bomb Monday outside the British spy headquarters in Northern Ireland, police said, just ho...

Q & A: McPherson and Hinds Get Ghostly in The Eclipse

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

From high-powered tentpole pictures (Road to Perdition, Munich, Race to Witch Mountain) to critically acclaimed indies (There Will Be Blood, In Bruges), Hinds has made his strong characterizations a benchmark.

Does America Also Need Cultural Health Care?

Rob Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Patterson

The majors were an almost ghostly presence at SXSW 2010. The indies have now seized the day within the leading-edge music market.

Northern Ireland: Brown And Cowen Head To Belfast To Avert Power Sharing Crisis

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HILLSBOROUGH, Northern Ireland — The British and Irish governments launched a round-the-clock mission Monday to save Northern Ireland's unraveli...

Places To Visit This Decade (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff and Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Buenos Aires, Krakow, Cambodia, Croatia -- these are just a few of the places that emerged as trendy, must-visit travel destinations during the first ...

Christmas Closes Another Dark Year for the Catholic Church

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert E. Murphy

As Christmas Week begins, The New York Times leads its Metropolitan section with another piece about sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests. I can't complain, nor can I resist such articles.