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Pope apologizes for ‘crimes’ against Irish women, babies

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 in Ireland decries abuse cover-up, meets with victims

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 …


100 years ago in Spokane: Man accused of stealing horses shot by police

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.

Official tally shows big win for abortion rights in Ireland

Irish voters overwhelmingly repealed a constitutional ban on abortions and asked the country’s parliament to enact laws that reflect the popular will and make abortions legal in the country for …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.

Early exit polls show strong support to lift Ireland ban on abortion

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 …


Australia, Ireland, NATO join in expelling Russian envoys

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 …


Germany reassures Ireland over Brexit border impasse

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 …


Envoys hail Brexit progress but no Irish border breakthrough

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.


Vatican nixes former Irish president from Women’s Day event

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.

Trump’s Irish resort loses money for third consecutive year

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.

U.K., EU claim Brexit breakthrough; eye talks on future ties

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 seeks momentum on border ahead of key Brexit meeting

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.

Report: Apple revamped overseas ops to find new tax havens

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.

Hurricane Ophelia’s remnants batter UK, Ireland; 3 dead

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.

Ophelia to bring hurricane-force wind, heavy rain to Ireland

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.

Ireland, UK brace for impact of Hurricane Ophelia

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 may become Ireland’s strongest storm since 1961

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 …


Ireland to hold referendum on lifting abortion ban in 2018

Ireland’s prime minister says the country will hold a referendum on lifting its constitutional ban on abortion in May or June.


100 years ago in Spokane: With widow’s visit, city hears case for Irish independence

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.


Ireland to get new leader as Enda Kenny steps down

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.


Martin McGuinness, IRA man, Northern Irish leader, dies at 66

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.

Irish leader’s White House visit has serious undertones

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.

Experts find mass grave at ex-Catholic orphanage in Ireland

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 …


Apple’s tax fight could spur congressional action, treasury secretary says

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 …


Irish lawmakers fail for 3rd time to elect a prime minister

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.


Ireland fails to elect leader for second time

Ireland remained mired in political limbo Wednesday after lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected all three candidates to lead the country’s next government.


Farl thee well: Make these Irish potato treats

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.


Disabled rights activist leads Dublin St. Patrick’s parade

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. …


Book review: Let ‘Farmette’ take you to Ireland

This charming new cookbook from the “Farmette” food blogger offers contemporary takes on classic Irish country fare.


Visiting the Aran Islands in Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

Many visitors treat the islands as a day trip, taking the ferry or flight from Galway. But to really experience the islands’ charms, consider spending a few nights. Multiple B&Bs …