Ireland beats Italy to reach Rugby World Cup quarterfinals

Oct 5, 2015

Ireland beats Italy to reach Rugby World Cup quarterfinals

Ireland qualified for the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals by squeezing past Italy 16-9 in a tight test on Sunday that ensured the Italians will miss out — again. The victory, aptly described as “ugly” by coach Joe Schmidt, also lifted France into the last ...

Ratcheting violence on Belfast's streets in '71

Jul 29, 2015

Ratcheting violence on Belfast's streets in '71


For the last three decades of the 20th century, Northern Ireland was mired in a toxic internecine conflict that came to be known as “the Troubles.” Although bombings, assassinations, street battles and clashes with security forces claimed the lives of more than 3,600 people, ...

Jul 28, 2015

Ireland to hand adoptees birth records for first time

Ireland will allow tens of thousands of adopted people access to their birth certificates for the first time under proposed legislation that some advocacy groups say could still deprive many of their identities. International laws say all children should be able to establish their ...

Jul 16, 2015

Transgender people win legal recognition in Ireland

Transgender people in Ireland have won legal recognition of their status through the passage of a law allowing them to change their legal gender with no medical or state intervention. The majority of countries in Europe require transgender people to undergo surgery and sterilization, ...

Jun 29, 2015

Italian Coast Guard: Single-day joint effort rescues 2,900 migrants

Italian Coast Guard ships and vessels from a multination naval mission and humanitarian organizations rescued at least 2,900 migrants Sunday from 21 boats launched by smugglers from Libyan shores, authorities said. The coast guard said the rescues were carried out by military vessels from ...

Jun 12, 2015

Dairy cow in major exporter Ireland's County Louth may have BSE

Ireland, Europe’s second-largest beef exporter, found a suspected case of mad cow disease in a dairy cow in County Louth. Tests are being taken to confirm whether the 5-year-old animal had mad cow disease, also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, according to ...

Jun 5, 2015

FIFA gave Ireland $5 mil. after debacle

In the midst of an escalating financial scandal, FIFA admitted Thursday to giving Ireland $5 million in compensation for missing a place at the 2010 World Cup after Thierry Henry’s handball set up France’s winning goal. FIFA disclosed the payment after the money was ...