Queen hosts Irish president on first U.K. state visit

Apr 9, 2014

Queen hosts Irish president on first U.K. state visit

Amid regal pomp at Queen Elizabeth II’s Windsor Castle home, the Irish president and the British monarch have begun Ireland’s first state visit to Britain with expressions of mutual affection and respect — and a shared determination to consign national hatreds to a sorrow-tinged ...

Venezuelan youths flee to Ireland

Feb 1, 2014

Venezuelan youths flee to Ireland

Citizens of Venezuela’s socialist revolution have grown accustomed to long lines for everything from bread to buying a car. But 26-year-old Daniela Rodriguez hopes this line will be her last. Like some 50 other college students and graduates, she has been lounging for the ...

Irish poet, 'Beowulf' translator Seamus Heaney dies

Aug 31, 2013

Irish poet, 'Beowulf' translator Seamus Heaney dies

Seamus Heaney, the Irish poet whose verse captured the transcendent power, darkness and humanity of his conflicted homeland, died Friday at a hospital in Dublin. He was 74. In accepting the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995, Heaney acknowledged another Irish Nobel laureate, William ...

Irish GM spud resists blight but not mistrust

Mar 18, 2013

Irish GM spud resists blight but not mistrust

Ewen Mullins is the face of modern Ireland. Young, cosmopolitan and highly educated, he is a plant scientist whose work on a genetically modified potato looks to the future. But Mullins also must think back to one of Ireland’s darkest chapters, the Great Famine ...