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Not Moving To Ireland — Because America Will Be Just Fine

Donald Trump is the world’s oldest middle school punk, incapable of governing his own big mouth, much less the world’s indispensable democracy.

October 4, 2016
A British flag flutters in front of a window in London, Britain, June 24, 2016 after Britain voted to leave the European Union in the EU BREXIT referendum. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

The Brexit: What Just Happened?!

It was only in the last 24 hours before the Brexit vote that it began to hit home just how massive, and maybe insane, it would be if the United Kingdom decided to leave the European Union.

June 24, 2016
"The Best of Irish Country Cooking" is Nuala Cullen's fourth Irish cookbook. Credit: Copyright 2016 Courtesy of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc.

Irish Cooking With Surprising International Accents

“The ‘new style’ of Irish cooking incorporates a lot of outside influences, such as Asian and Thai, as well as all sorts of ingredients from continental Europe.”

March 4, 2016
World News, Top News, Headlines, Catholic Church, The Vatican, Ireland, Gay Rights, Pope Francis, Cardinal Pietro Parolin

Irish Gay Marriage Vote ‘A Defeat For Humanity,’ Vatican Says

Ireland says yes. The Vatican says no.

May 28, 2015
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Ireland’s ‘Social Revolution’

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.

May 28, 2015
Irish gay marriage vote

Ireland Says ‘Yes’ To Gay Marriage In World First

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.

May 23, 2015

Endorse This: Rainbow Over The Emerald Isle

Watch a report from the campaign for marriage equality in Ireland — with plenty of strong opinions being expressed all around.

May 22, 2015
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Prince Charles Meets Sinn Fein’s Adams In ‘Significant Step’

Bridging Irish-British relations, Prince Charles meets with Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams, leader of the nationalist party.

May 19, 2015

Ian Paisley, Key Figure In Northern Ireland Peace Process, Dies At 88

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 […]

September 12, 2014

Gerry Adams Held Over Notorious IRA Murder

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 […]

May 1, 2014

Teenager Linked To ‘Jihad Jane’ Gets Five Years In Prison

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 […]

April 17, 2014