Prince William, Ireland's Kenny mark WWI battle in Belgium

Jun 8, 2017

Prince William, Ireland's Kenny mark WWI battle in Belgium

Britain's Prince William and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny led a ceremony in Belgium on Wednesday marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Messines in World War I. The iconic June 1917 battle in northeast Belgium cost the lives of thousands of soldiers and ...

U.K. election exposes Northern Ireland's deep divisions

/ Jun 4, 2017

U.K. election exposes Northern Ireland's deep divisions

Political leaders in Northern Ireland are casting Thursday's British election as a referendum on whether voters want to be part of the United Kingdom or neighboring Ireland. Britain's vote to leave the European Union has raised the stakes in the long and divisive dispute over ...

Trio advance after drab encounters

Jun 26, 2016

Trio advance after drab encounters

The quarterfinal lineup at the European Championship started to take shape on Saturday after three drab matches that will live forever in the record books but not in the memory. The start of the round of 16 saw Poland, Portugal and Wales make it through ...

Sinn Fein chief Adams accused  of covering up IRA child rape

/ Oct 17, 2014

Sinn Fein chief Adams accused of covering up IRA child rape

Sinn Fein party leader Gerry Adams denied new accusations Thursday that he concealed child-abuse crimes within his own secretive movement, this time allegedly committed by a Belfast officer of the outlawed Irish Republican Army. Mairia Cahill, a member of one of Belfast's top IRA families, ...

Aug 22, 2014

Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81

Albert Reynolds, the risk-taking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81. His eldest son, Philip, said he died ...

/ May 11, 2014

Northern Ireland can't have peace and justice

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The bleak truth is that the closest Northern Ireland will get to reconciling irreconcilable principles left over from the Troubles will be to combine a policy of no prosecutions with a tribunal to uncover the truth — along the lines of South Africa's post-apartheid ...