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Northern Ireland Protestant Leader Ian Paisley Dies

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 09.12.2014 | World

DUBLIN (AP) — For most of his half-century in Northern Ireland politics, Ian Paisley was synonymous with two words: "No" and "Never." The Protestan...

Seeing the World Through a New Lens and Becoming a Leader

Global Kids | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

A lot of young people don't know how to get what they need in terms of questioning power and authority, asking for change to happen and being at the table. Global Kids always invited us, and now I don't think about not being there. I'll be there.

Where Is Amelia Earhart's Plane?

Richard Bangs | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

After she flew the Atlantic solo in 1932, landing in a farmer's field in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Amelia Earhart became the most famous woman in the world.

Mothers and Fathers Across Borders Can Influence Peace

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 08.23.2014 | Impact
Molly Alexander Darden

"Hate the enemy enough, any sacrifice is justified. See the other side as 'some mother's sons', you are less willing to sacrifice your own." -- Roger ...

Truth, Justice, and Accountability: The Luck of the Irish?

Jack Healey | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Jack Healey

Let the memory of Abu Ghraib be a cautionary warning to all citizens everywhere of the need to protect human rights even in times of war. Let accountability have a form and a process and let the outcome be reconciliation.

Gerry Adams

Paula Gordon | Posted 07.06.2014 | Media
Paula Gordon

I have no special knowledge of the Troubles. But I am personally acquainted with Mr. Adams. I found him to be a man of peace, not of violence, when we welcomed him to our program in 2004.

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.

O Canada! Will You Free Your Glorious Land of Prostitution?

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Taina Bien-Aime

Canada must acknowledge that gender inequality, race, incest and histories of oppression are the pillars of the sex trade, including prostitution.

Breathtaking Bridges That Are More Than Just Walkways

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel

Bridges are generally built to serve a purpose, but sometimes they are just downright cool, beautiful or even a little bizarre. Some highlighted below...

Game of Thrones Film Locations: When the Small Screen Isn't Enough

Kensington Tours | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
Kensington Tours

Intrigue, suspense, battle and fantasy aren't the only thing that has captured Game of Thrones fans around the world. Scattered across Northern Ireland, Scotland, Morocco, Iceland and Malta, the show's evocative film locations have become stars in their own right.

Game of Thrones Filming Locations Around the World

Viator | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel
Viator

The HBO award-winning fantasy drama Game of Thrones returns for its fourth season this April, just in time to help inspire your summer travels.

Ireland for Everyone

Jetsetter.com | Posted 05.13.2014 | Travel
Jetsetter.com

For romance and adventure seekers, city breakers, golfers, foodies and more, Ireland is a most obliging and enchanting host.

Letter Bombs Found At Irish Post Offices Intended For Prison

AP | Posted 03.07.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland authorities say letter bombs have been found at two postal sorting offices, weeks after similar packages were sent to...

'Mothering Can be More Demanding than War Reporting -- Where you Actually get a Break Sometimes'

Juliet Linley | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Juliet Linley

"What nobody made clear to me was how difficult it might be to actually have children if I waited too long. At age 39, no husband in sight, I decided to conceive on my own. Somehow that decision sent a message to the universe because my husband showed up a few weeks later."

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 | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

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...