Tag - ireland



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.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 3, 2023
Architects of Northern Ireland peace see hope beyond Brexit deadlock
One source of the current political crisis is the sense that Brexit and its fallout have upset some of the balance of the 1998 deal.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 3, 2023
'Extraordinary roller coaster': Good Friday talks remembered 25 years on
The historic agreement was struck between Irish nationalists seeking a united Ireland and pro-British unionists wanting to remain part of the United Kingdom.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Apr 1, 2023
From Ireland to Yamanashi, kimono unlock cultural connections
Two artists and fashion designers reflect on a deep dive into Japanese culture through the lens of fashion.
Japan Times
Mar 19, 2023
After Grand Slam triumph, Johnny Sexton dreams of World Cup glory
Ireland have never gotten past the World Cup quarterfinals but are the world's No. 1-ranked team and among the favorites.
Japan Times
Mar 16, 2023
Northern Irish rugby players find their voice with 'Ireland's Call'
'The great thing about the Irish team is it reflects all types of Irishness across the island.'


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan