Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill to be first minister of Northern Ireland

BELFAST — After two full years without a functioning government, Northern Ireland’s Parliament Buildings will open their doors on Saturday and lawmakers will return to work — and one of their first acts will be to name Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill as first minister. O’Neill, 47, will make history as Northern Ireland’s first republican leader, … Read more

Match Report – France 17 – 38 Ireland

Jamison Gibson-Park, Tadhg Beirne, Calvin Nash, Dan Sheehan, Ronan Kelleher score tries as Ireland win big vs France on opening Six Nations Friday at Stade Velodrome in Marseille; Jack Crowley kicked all five conversions and penalty; France’s Paul Willemse red carded for two yellows By Michael Cantillon Last Updated: 02/02/24 10:30pm Ireland produced a magnificent … Read more

Six Nations 2024: Ireland hand Calvin Nash and Joe McCarthy 6N debuts against France | Rugby Union News

Munster wing Calvin Nash and Leinster lock Joe McCarthy will make their Six Nations debuts in Ireland’s championship opener against France but centre Garry Ringrose misses out due to a shoulder issue. Jack Crowley has been selected at fly-half for Friday evening’s curtain-raiser in Marseille following the retirement of former captain Johnny Sexton after the … Read more

Northern Ireland political party agrees to restore power sharing government

LONDON — Northern Ireland’s largest British unionist party has agreed to end a boycott that left the region’s people without a power-sharing administration for two years and rattled the foundations of the 25-year-old peace. The breakthrough could see the shuttered Belfast government restored within days. After a marathon late-night meeting, Democratic Unionist Party leader Jeffrey … Read more

Storm Isha’s rain and wind are expected to batter parts of the UK and Ireland

LONDON — Britain and Ireland braced Sunday for powerful wind and rain from Storm Isha that were expected to batter a wide swath of the island nations and disrupt travel. The Met Office issued an unusual blanket wind warning for all of the U.K., saying gusts could reach 90 miles per hour (145 kilometers per … Read more

Northern Ireland sees biggest strike in years as workers walk out over pay and political deadlock

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Tens of thousands of public sector workers walked off the job across Northern Ireland on Thursday to protest political deadlock that has left them without pay increases, and the region without a functioning government. Schools were closed, hospitals offered a skeleton service and authorities warned people not to travel unless it … Read more

China and Ireland seek stronger ties during Chinese Premier Li Qiang’s visit

Ireland’s prime minister extended a warm welcome to visiting Chinese Premier Li Qiang on Wednesday, saying his country wanted a “strong and constructive relationship” with China despite not agreeing on some issues. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and Li, China’s No. 2 leader and a close confidant of Chinese President Xi Jinping, struck an upbeat note … Read more

Ireland to launch a legal challenge against the UK government over Troubles amnesty bill

LONDON — Ireland’s government said Wednesday it will take legal action against British authorities over a controversial law that gives some immunity from prosecution for offenses committed during three decades of sectarian violence. Irish Deputy Prime Minister Micheál Martin said that “after much thought and careful consideration,” his government is launching a legal challenge against … Read more

America’s Far Right Is Calling for Civil War in Ireland

McGregor, Fuentes said, needed to “salvage the country because it’s either going to be the Irish or it’s going to be the blacks … only one side is going to come out of this alive.” Some far-right influencers in the US have also pushed elements of the great replacement theory, a conspiracy claiming that a … Read more

3 children and a woman injured in Ireland in a suspected stabbing. A person was taken into custody

Three young children and a woman have been injured in Dublin’s city center in what Irish police have termed “a serious public order incident.” ByThe Associated Press November 23, 2023, 10:27 AM The scene in Dublin city centre after five people were injured, following a serious public order incident which occurred on Parnell Square East … Read more