Ireland marks centenary of revolt that led to independence

Mar 27, 2016

Ireland marks centenary of revolt that led to independence

Ireland on Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, a rebellion against British rule that paved the way for independence, with the largest commemorative events in the country’s history. The rebels who seized buildings across Dublin and proclaimed an Irish republic on ...

Mar 4, 2016

Facebook to ditch tax-reducing U.K. sales structure

Facebook said it would stop booking sales to U.K. clients via Ireland, a practice which reduced its taxes, following the British government’s introduction of a new tax on profits shifted offshore. In future, Facebook will report its U.K. sales in Britain. “In light of ...

Irish parties regroup after inconclusive election

Mar 4, 2016

Irish parties regroup after inconclusive election

Lawmakers from Ireland’s two main parties gathered Thursday to discuss their options after the final results from last week’s election showed a fragmented political landscape, with no clear winner. Prime Minister Enda Kenny’s outgoing coalition lost its parliamentary majority as voters made clear their ...

Ireland's political tribes share a bloody history

Feb 28, 2016

Ireland's political tribes share a bloody history

The three Irish parties emerging strongest from Friday’s election — Fine Gael, Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein — all claim to be the one true church of Irish nationalism. Each claims direct succession from the Dublin rebels who challenged British rule in the 1916 ...

Irish election could force alliance of old foes

Feb 28, 2016

Irish election could force alliance of old foes

Ireland could be on course for a historic alliance between age-old foes — the Fine Gael and Fianna Fail parties — as partial election results Saturday revealed strong voter rejection of the existing coalition government of Prime Minister Enda Kenny. Kenny said he was ...

Irish election likely to punish coalition despite recovery

Feb 27, 2016

Irish election likely to punish coalition despite recovery

Ireland faced political uncertainty on Saturday after two exit polls indicated voters had punished the outgoing governing coalition in Europe’s fastest-growing economy, which is feeling the pain of years of austerity. Both Prime Minister Enda Kenny’s center-right Fine Gael and its Labour junior partner ...

All Blacks to face Ireland in Chicago

Feb 17, 2016

All Blacks to face Ireland in Chicago

The last time New Zealand’s defending Rugby World Cup champion All Blacks team played in the U.S., the game was a record-setting sellout. It also was a blowout, as the storied All Blacks routed the USA Eagles national squad 74-6 before 61,500 people — ...