It is a mark of how much has changed in such a short time that Ireland’s vote for gay marriage last week was, in the end, the expected outcome — even if the breadth of marriage equality’s victory was breathtaking.
Ireland looked set on Saturday to become the first country in the world to approve gay marriage by popular vote as crowds cheered in the streets of Dublin in anticipation of the spectacular setback for the once all-powerful Catholic Church.
By Helen Livingstone, dpa LONDON — Ian Paisley, the former leader of the mainly-Protestant Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and a key figure in the Northern Irish peace process, has died at the age of 88, his wife said on Friday. “My beloved husband, Ian, entered his eternal rest this morning,” Eileen Paisley said in a […]
Antrim (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Northern Ireland police on Thursday questioned Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams, a chief negotiator in the Irish peace process, over the notorious IRA murder of a woman suspected of being an informant in 1972. The 65-year-old republican leader was arrested on Wednesday night over the killing of mother-of-ten Jean McConville […]
By Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times A Maryland teenager who pleaded guilty to conspiring with Islamic terrorists through “Jihad Jane” was sentenced to five years in prison on Thursday. Mohammad Hassan Khalid, a 20-year-old Pakistani citizen living legally in Ellicott City, was at 17 the youngest person to be accused in U.S. court of providing material […]