Ireland

Sinn Fein to oppose any attempt to return to direct British rule

Northern Ireland's main nationalist and unionist parties were given until March 27 to form a power-sharing government.

Dublin wants to replace London as hub for financial firms after Brexit

Dublin's financial district barely existed three decades ago but today stretches for nearly a mile on both banks of the river.

Brexit to invoke new Irish border conflict?

Britain's plans for a "hard Brexit" could lead to customs controls along the Irish border, putting the onus on the government in Dublin to limit the damage.

Former Italian rugby star jailed for 6 years

Lorenzo Bocchini, 36, was arrested in July after police raided an "Aladdin's cave" flat rented through AirBnB and discovered more than €209,742 worth of cash and Class A drugs including cocaine, MDMA and crystal meth.

Mairead McGuinness enters parliament presidency race

Irish native MEP Mairead McGuinness has formally entered the race for the presidency of the European parliament.

UFC champion McGregor relinquishes featherweight belt

Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) first dual division champion Conor McGregor has relinquished his featherweight title with Jose Aldo replacing the Irishman as the category’s undisputed champion, officials said on Saturday.

European Union ombudsman O’Reilly is considering a fresh Barroso inquiry

European Union ombudsman Emily O’Reilly is considering whether to open a fresh inquiry into José Manuel Barroso’s decision to take a role with Goldman Sachs after finishing his term as European Commission president.

Iceland reconsidering EU membership

A possible victory for Iceland's left wing and centrist opposition in last week's snap election has brought the issue of stalled European Union membership talks back to life.

Privacy Shield legal issues put EU-US data flows at risk

The Digital Rights Ireland (DRI) has brought a complaint against the Safe Harbour successor that governs the transfer of personal data between the European Union and the US.

Former Ireland rugby captain, Anthony Foley, found dead

Munster head coach and former Ireland international Anthony Foley has died suddenly in a Paris hotel at the age of 42, triggering a flood of tributes from stunned former teammates, opponents and admirers of the rugby hardpan.

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