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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 3:27 p.m.

Titanic shipyard in Northern Ireland calls in administrators

The Belfast shipyard that built the Titanic has called in administrators after last-ditch efforts failed to rescue a company that had once typified Britain’s industrial might.


Boris Johnson visits Belfast as Brexit woes hurt UK economy

New British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday finished his rocky debut tour of the U.K. in Northern Ireland, where he faces a doubly difficult challenge: restoring the collapsed Belfast …


UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019, 10:22 p.m.

Irishman Shane Lowry wins British Open in celebrated return to Emerald Isle

With stout nerves and a soft touch around the greens, Shane Lowry gave a sellout crowd what they wanted to see. He endured the worst weather of the week, held …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 9:08 p.m.

Two arrested in connection with shooting of journalist in Northern Ireland

Police in Northern Ireland arrested two teenagers Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting of a young journalist during rioting in the city of Londonderry and warned of a “new …


Journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland rioting

Police in Northern Ireland say the dissident republican group the New IRA was probably responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry.


EU won’t budge on Brexit deal as May seeks cross-party unity

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 …


Prince Harry, Meghan tour N. Ireland; wedding china on sale

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a surprise visit to Northern Ireland on Friday as part of their pre-wedding tour of the United Kingdom.


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 11:41 a.m.

Northern Ireland’s lake lands: Rain, history and the Mellons

But the changeable weather meant we enjoyed a week of sunshine and showers, often at the same time. We also had an opportunity to sightsee and glimpse history, from centuries-old …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Mary Lou McDonald takes over as Sinn Fein party leader

Mary Lou McDonald took over as leader of the Sinn Fein party Saturday, ending Gerry Adams’ three decades at the helm with a sweeping speech that touched on everything from …


U.K.’s Northern Ireland minister quits as May shuffles Cabinet

British Prime Minister Theresa May started the new political year Monday with a Cabinet shake-up, hoping to re-energize her government as negotiations on Britain’s divorce from the European Union enter …


Sinn Fein’s divisive leader to step down after over 30 years

Gerry Adams, the divisive politician known around the world as the face of the Irish republican movement as it shifted from violence to peace, announced Saturday that he was stepping …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 2:30 p.m.

UK ‘bitterly disappointed’ as U.S. trade ruling threatens jobs

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday she was “bitterly disappointed” with the U.S. government’s decision to slap duties of almost 220 percent on Bombardier’s C series aircraft, which threatens …


UK’s May makes deal she needs to govern, but critics abound

Prime Minister Theresa May forged a deal with a Northern Ireland party Monday that should give her struggling minority government enough votes to get her agenda endorsed, but at a …


British leader holds alliance talks with Northern Ireland party chief

Britain’s prime minister has opened talks with a Northern Ireland-based party Tuesday to see if they can create an alliance to push through the Conservative Party’s agenda after a disastrous …


Northern Ireland unity government crumbles, faces March vote

Northern Ireland’s shattered unity government will be dissolved next week to make way for an early election demanded by the coalition’s main Irish Catholic party, the secretary of state for …


Charles Krauthammer: Mighty kingdom or Little England?

Give the EU its due. Despite its comical faux-national paraphernalia of flag, anthem and useless parliament, it has championed and advanced a transnational idea that has helped curb the nationalist …


Pro-EU Scots, Northern Irish eye UK escape after Brexit vote

The United Kingdom’s stunning vote to depart the European Union could end in the breakup of the U.K. itself.


In brief: Northern Ireland steps up at Euro

Northern Ireland won its first game at the European Championship on Thursday, in Lyon, France, with a 2-0 victory over Ukraine that helped to eliminate its opponent.


On his 20th try, Clarke wins Open

SANDWICH, England – No matter how long it grows or even how quickly, the list of major champions from the tiny country of Northern Ireland just wouldn’t feel complete without …


Northern Ireland leaders pledge peace after killings

ANTRIM, Northern Ireland – Catholic and Protestant congregations prayed together for peace Sunday after IRA dissidents killed two British soldiers as they collected pizzas – the first deadly attack on …