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Ulster Image of Emnities Buried -- While Other Hatreds Live On

David Tereshchuk | Posted 08.28.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

Many British papers and news broadcasts have dwelt insistently on the personal poignancy of this moment for the Queen -- considering the IRA's assassination in 1979 of her relative, Lord Louis Mountbatten, whom she used to call "Uncle Dickie".

PHOTOS: The Queen Wears Neon Green For Historic Moment

Posted 06.27.2012 | Style

Sure , she may favor sensible hats over fascinators and pearls over, say, spiked choker necklaces (the mind reels...). But Queen Elizabeth II isn't af...

Queen Elizabeth Meets Ex-IRA Chief In Historic Encounter

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Queen Elizabeth II and a former Irish Republican Army commander offered each other the hand of peace Wednesday in a ...

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 ...

The Irish Presidential Race Becomes a Gripping Soap Opera

Niall O'Dowd | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Niall O'Dowd

The strangest Irish presidential election ever just got a whole Twilight Zone twist when the husband of Dana, alias Rosemary Scallon, a former gospel singer once based in America, claimed she had been the target of an assassination attempt.

Seven Line Up for President of Ireland in Unpredictable Race

Niall O'Dowd | Posted 11.28.2011 | World
Niall O'Dowd

With nomination closing on Wednesday the Irish presidential contenders, seven in all, are finally in the starting gate and they include a former IRA leader, a Gay activist and a bible belt singer.

Politics is Difficult and Dirty. And a Noble Calling

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christina Patterson

If Alan Duncan and his ilk think it's tough to be a politician, they might give some thought to Morgan Tsvangirai.

Northern Ireland Needs Its Own Version of "Brown vs The Board of Education" - and Fast

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

The blood-spilling of the past week - and the rock-solid resistance to it - should lead us to a new political cry. Prime Minister Brown, Taoiseach Cowen, First Minister Robinson - tear down this wall between Northern Ireland's children.

Northern Ireland Attacks Unite Region's Politics

The Huffington Post | Catherine Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Two deadly attacks on Northern Ireland security forces in the past few days have raised fears that the province may be returning to an era of violence...