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  • 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 …


  • IRA faction says it attacked Dublin boxing event, killed man

    An Irish Republican Army faction claimed responsibility Monday for killing a reputed member of a drug-dealing gang in a machine gun attack on a Dublin boxing event – and threatened …


  • Gunmen shoot boxing fans at Dublin hotel; 1 dead, 2 wounded

    Gunmen disguised as police opened fire Friday on boxing fans at a Dublin hotel, killing one man and wounding two others in an attack that could reflect tensions within Ireland’s …


  • Write it Out: Tourists pursue their cache

    Few tourists ever visit Culoo Head. Only a few local anglers casting for cod or pilgrims trekking to St. Brendan’s baptismal pool go there. But during the past 10 years, …


  • Cookbook review: New spin on classic Irish fare

    Quick look: One of Ireland’s most beloved celebrity chefs offers modern twists on classic Irish comfort foods, like Pulled Corned Beef, Traditional Brown Soda Bread and Colcannon Mash and Champ, …


  • Plenty of reasons to visit Ireland; whiskey should be near the top

    DUBLIN – True or false? Irish whiskey is practically the same as Scotch whisky. Did you answer true? Blarney! You lose. Their rich shades of amber are about the same, …


  • Belfast banks on new Titanic exhibit to lure tourists

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland – To most of the world, the name Titanic means tragedy, spiced with romance, sacrifice and luxury. But in Belfast, where it was built, the doomed ship …


  • Appeals court upholds vehicular homicide convictions

    An appeals court on Tuesday upheld vehicular homicide convictions against Frederick Russell, who killed three Washington State University students and seriously injured three others in a drunken crash a decade …


  • Home of famous crystal embraces past, future with tourist center

    WATERFORD, Ireland – Waterford Crystal is renowned for its sparkle – and lately the city it’s named for lives up to that description. But Waterford, in Ireland’s sunny southeast (sunny …


  • Irish economy foundering

    The damage done the U.S. economy by reckless bankers has nothing on the wreckage wrought in Ireland, that nation’s San Francisco-based consul general said Friday. Gerry Staunton, in Spokane to …


  • Test gone awry lands man in jail

    DUBLIN, Ireland – An unknowing 49-year-old electrician emerged Wednesday as an unlikely symbol of what can go wrong in the war on terror after authorities in Slovakia planted an explosive …


  • Russell fights conviction, term

    Despite apologizing for the drunken crash that killed three Washington State University students and seriously injured three others, Fred Russell has appealed his conviction and 14-year prison sentence. Russell’s appeal …


  • Sinn Fein Leader Arrives In The U.S.

    The leader of the IRA-allied Sinn Fein party arrived Saturday in the United States for a fund-raising trip that will include a meeting with President Clinton on St. Patrick’s Day. …


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