Tag - ireland



A woman leaves a pooling booth after voting during the European elections in a polling station, in Baarle-Nassau, Netherlands, on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 7, 2024
Irish and Czechs hold EU vote after Dutch far-right gains
The EU vote comes at a time of major geopolitical instability, almost two and a half years into Russia's war on Ukraine.
India captain Rohit Sharma bats against Ireland during the Twenty20 World Cup at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in East Meadow, New York, on Wednesday.
Jun 6, 2024
New York wicket raising concerns at T20 World Cup
Ireland coach Heinrich Malan said the surface for Tuesday's T20 World Cup game against India didn't live up to expectations after pundits slammed it as "dangerous."
An Israeli officer directing traffic at the Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, and Jerusalem on Dec. 3, 2023. Spain, Norway and Ireland said on Wednesday that they would recognize an independent Palestinian state, a rebuke to Israel over its war in Gaza and its decades of occupation of Palestinian territories.
WORLD / Politics
May 23, 2024
Can European recognition bring Palestinian statehood any closer?
The recognition comes as the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor requests arrest warrants for Netanyahu and his defense minister for alleged war crimes in Gaza.
People hold antiwar placards in Madrid during a protest to call for a cease-fire in Gaza on Jan. 20.
WORLD / Politics
May 23, 2024
Israel's isolation deepens as European countries recognize Palestinian state
The move follows warnings by Washington over withholding arms, sanctions against violent settlers and accusations of genocide in international courts.
People attend a demonstration in support of Gaza and Palestinians outside the building of the Norwegian parliament in Oslo, Norway, on Nov. 4, 2023.
May 22, 2024
Norway, along with Ireland and Spain, to recognize Palestinian state
Before the announcement, some 143 out of 193 member-states of the United Nations recognized a Palestinian state.
Simon Harris, Ireland's prime minister-in-waiting, is among a vanguard of European politicians embracing the Chinese-owned social media platform, calculating that the need to reach younger voters outweighs security concerns.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 9, 2024
European politicians embrace TikTok despite security fears
Ahead of elections, mainstream politicians are wary of ceding ground to fringe parties who have successfully exploited its short video format.
Michelle O'Neill at the Stormont Parliament Buildings in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Saturday
WORLD / Politics
Feb 4, 2024
Michelle O'Neill makes history as Northern Ireland's first nationalist leader
The landmark move follows the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) ending its walkout after striking a deal with the U.K. over post-Brexit trade.
Ireland's Johnny Sexton retired after the team's loss against New Zealand at the Rugby World Cup in Oct. 2023.
Jan 29, 2024
Former Irish player Hugo MacNeill says it will be tough to replace Johnny Sexton
The Irish have big shoes to fill as they attempt to defend the Six Nations title.
Central Dublin, near where recent protests and riots took place. The uproar came after a stabbing attack left three young children and two adults injured.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 11, 2023
Dublin’s riot was not a surprise to those who watch the far right
The disorder on Nov. 23 may have appeared to come from nowhere. But experts say it showed deep social problems and an emboldened anti-immigrant movement.
Ireland captain Johnny Sexton leaves the pitch following his team's quarterfinal defeat to the All Blacks at the 2023 Rugby World Cup in Paris on Saturday.
Oct 15, 2023
Ireland's Johnny Sexton ends storied career with 'gutting' RWC exit
A tearful but dignified Sexton appeared at the post-match news conference after his dreams of a fairytale ending were dashed by the All Blacks
New Zealand's Ardie Savea (left) shakes hands with Ireland captain Johnny Sexton after their 2023 Rugby World Cup quarterfinal in Saint-Denis, France, on Saturday.
Oct 15, 2023
All Blacks end Johnny Sexton's career with more World Cup woe for Ireland
The defeat ended Ireland's run of 17 successive test victories and denied Andy Farrell's team the chance of a first ever semifinal.
Ireland's Garry Ringrose scores a try during his team's Pool B match against Scotland at the Rugby World Cup in Saint-Denis, France, on Saturday.
Oct 12, 2023
Ireland not weighed down by No. 1 ranking ahead of All Blacks clash
Ireland can match the top-tier record for winning streaks with its 18th straight victory on Saturday.
Both the 2028 and 2032 editions of soccer's European Championship will be cohosted, governing body UEFA has announced.
Oct 11, 2023
U.K. and Ireland to host Euro 2028; Italy and Turkey awarded Euro 2032
Both bids ran unopposed but still needed official approval from European soccer's governing body, which they received at a meeting in Switzerland.
Ireland's scrum-half Conor Murray (far left) celebrates victory at the end of the 2023 Rugby World Cup Pool B match against South Africa at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, on the outskirts of Paris, on Saturday.
Sep 24, 2023
Ireland beat South Africa in statement World Cup win as England romp
Ireland absorbed near-constant pressure from the physically imposing South Africans and took their chances when they got them.
Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton celebrates his try against Tonga during their 2023 Rugby World Cup Pool B match in Nantes, France, on Saturday.
Sep 17, 2023
Johnny Sexton breaks records as Ireland eyes Springkoks at World Cup
The 38-year-old became his country's all-time top scorer in a convincing bonus-point win over Tonga.
Director Dean Johnson wanted to strip back the staging of “Once – In Concert” in a way that honored the film. The production had a limited run at the London Palladium earlier this year and Johnson notes the Tokyu Orb Theater has a similar set up.
Jul 31, 2023
'Once' speaks the universal languages of music and love
Award-winning Irish theatrical production brings its dry wit and catchy songs to Tokyo for a midsummer musical experience.
Japan Times
Events / Stage
Jul 11, 2023
'Once' comes to Tokyo speaking the universal languages of music and love
Award-winning Irish theatrical production brings its dry wit and catchy songs to Tokyo for a midsummer musical experience.
Japan Times
Apr 23, 2023
England beat Ireland to maintain Women's Six Nations Grand Slam bid
The defending champions ran in eight tries in Cork as they enjoyed yet another lopsided victory.
Japan Times
Apr 14, 2023
U.S. President Joe Biden says rugby safer than football
U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday told an Irish audience he would prefer his children to play rugby rather than football due to the risk of brain injuries.
Japan Times
Apr 12, 2023
Biden under political fire in restive Northern Ireland
Biden touted the 'unlimited possibilities' for investment and growth offered in the U.K.-ruled territory, 25 years on from a historic peace deal brokered by the U.S. government.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan