Stories tagged: Ireland
Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 8:58 a.m.
The British and Irish leaders were looking to mend fences after a week of Brexit tensions at a dinner in Dublin Friday. But Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and his …
Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 12:14 p.m.
European Union leaders offered a united chorus of “No” on Wednesday to Britain’s belated bid to negotiate changes to the Brexit divorce deal, with one official calling on British lawmakers …
Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Pope Francis issued a sweeping apology Sunday for the “crimes” of the Catholic Church in Ireland, saying church officials regularly didn’t respond with compassion to the many abuses children and …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 1:05 p.m.
Pope Francis faced a lukewarm reception and scattered protests Saturday on his trip to Ireland, with even his vow to rid the church of the “scourge” of sexual abuse and …
Wed., July 18, 2018
Frank Harrison, a Springdale man accused of stealing a team of horses, was shot dead by officers attempting to arrest him. Two Springdale constables went to his cabin and persuaded …
UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 6:06 p.m.
Irish voters overwhelmingly repealed a constitutional ban on abortions and asked the country’s parliament to enact laws that reflect the popular will and make abortions legal in the country for …
UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Ireland’s referendum Friday represented more than a vote on whether to end the country’s strict abortion ban. It was a battle for the very soul of a traditionally conservative Roman …
Tue., March 27, 2018, 10:38 a.m.
Australia, Ireland, NATO and Moldova on Tuesday joined the wave of nations and groups expelling Russian diplomats over the nerve-agent poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. Russia denounced …
Tue., March 20, 2018, 11 a.m.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday reassured Ireland that it can rely on Germany in Brexit talks as the European Union and Britain struggle to find a way to maintain …
Mon., March 19, 2018, 11:36 a.m.
Negotiators from the European Union and Britain on Monday hailed major progress in the Brexit talks, but conceded there had been no breakthrough on keeping open the Irish border.
Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 8:43 a.m.
A group that advocates for greater leadership roles for women in the Catholic Church says the Vatican has refused to let former Irish President Mary McAleese to participate in an …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 3:36 p.m.
Donald Trump has lost money for a third year in a row at his golf club in Ireland.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
Britain and the European Union hammered out a deal early Friday that allows Brexit talks to finally move on to the all-important issues of trade and the future relationship between …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Ireland’s foreign minister said Sunday that he’s hopeful Britain’s proposals for managing Ireland’s border after the U.K. leaves the European Union will generate the momentum to push stalled Brexit negotiations …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 5:02 p.m.
Apple revamped its overseas subsidiaries to take advantage of tax loopholes on the European island of Jersey after a crackdown on Ireland’s loose rules began in 2013, according to The …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia battered Ireland on Monday, killing at least one person and causing widespread power outages as the storm headed for Britain.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 9:03 p.m.
Authorities in Britain and Ireland say the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia could bring disruption and damage as the workweek gets underway.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 2:40 p.m.
Wind gusts of up to 80 mph may lash the United Kingdom and Ireland as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the British Isles, the two countries’ weather services warned …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
Ophelia strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane forecast to strike Ireland, where one of the nation’s strongest storms in half a century threatens everything from farms to a golf course …
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Ireland’s prime minister says the country will hold a referendum on lifting its constitutional ban on abortion in May or June.
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017
Mrs. F. Sheehy Skeffington, widow of an Irishman killed in the 1916 Easter Uprising, was in Spokane to deliver a lecture on the troubles afflicting Ireland.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny announced Wednesday he is resigning as leader of the Fine Gael party, paving the way for his replacement as the country’s head of government.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army leader who came to symbolize Northern Ireland’s peace process, has died. He was 66.
UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 1:37 p.m.
While shamrocks and smiles typically define the Irish prime minister’s traditional St. Patrick’s Day visit to the White House, with President Donald Trump the celebration could turn more serious.
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
A mass grave containing the remains of babies and young children has been discovered at a former Catholic orphanage in Ireland, government-appointed investigators announced Friday in a finding that confirmed …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 12:39 p.m.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is criticizing a European ruling that Apple owes more than $14.5 billion in back taxes. He says the decision may spur Congress to finally address …
Thu., April 14, 2016, 10:10 a.m.
Ireland’s lawmakers have failed for a third time to select a prime minister, leaving the country in political limbo for a record 48 days following an inconclusive Feb. 26 election.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 2:34 p.m.
Ireland remained mired in political limbo Wednesday after lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected all three candidates to lead the country’s next government.
Tue., March 29, 2016, 7 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day may have passed. But The Spokesman-Review Food section has been receiving requests for the Irish Potato Farls mentioned March 16 in an Irish cookbook contest award-winning essay.
Thu., March 17, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
DUBLIN – Record crowds celebrated Ireland’s national holiday Thursday as a parade led by the country’s most prominent disabled rights activist snaked its way through Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day. …