Stories tagged: Ireland
Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 12:39 p.m.
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 …
Thu., April 14, 2016, 10:10 a.m.
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.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 2:34 p.m.
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.
Tue., March 29, 2016, 7 p.m.
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.
Thu., March 17, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
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. …
Tue., March 15, 2016, 10 a.m.
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.
Sat., March 12, 2016, 4 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, 9:49 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 8:49 a.m.
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 …
Mon., April 28, 2014, midnight
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, …
Wed., March 12, 2014, midnight
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, …
Sun., Dec. 2, 2012, midnight
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, …
Sun., March 18, 2012, midnight
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 …
Wed., April 6, 2011, midnight
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 …
Sun., March 13, 2011, midnight
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 …
Sat., Feb. 26, 2011, midnight
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 …
Thu., Jan. 7, 2010, midnight
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 …
Sat., Aug. 1, 2009, midnight
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 …
Sun., March 12, 1995, midnight
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. …