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Republic of Ireland

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  • How the Catholic League president's gay parade stunt backfired

    How the Catholic League president's gay parade stunt backfired
    What exactly was Bill Donohue, the cranky public face of the Catholic League and tireless critic of gay rights, trying to prove when he asked to be included in this year’s gay pride parade in New York City? That the gays would reject him? Oh please....
  • Irish president welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II on historic visit

    LONDON — In a historic first, the president of Ireland began a state visit to Britain on Tuesday to mark the growing reconciliation between his nation and the one that long ruled it from afar through centuries of oppression and rebellion. After...
  • For Scotland, and Ireland, independence just ain't what it used to be

    For Scotland, and Ireland, independence just ain't what it used to be
    In September, inhabitants of Scotland will vote on independence from the United Kingdom. On Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II warmly welcomed to Windsor Castle the president of the Republic of Ireland, which declared its full independence from British rule in...
  • Wrongly Convicted Deserve Better From State

    The criminal justice system in Connecticut stole half of Kenneth Ireland's life. The least the state should do is compensate him for his searing loss of freedom in a timely manner. But Mr. Ireland and others like him who have been wrongly convicted...
  • For 'Dance,' an overdue visit from Conor McPherson

    For 'Dance,' an overdue visit from Conor McPherson
    Until this past week — and I find this rather incredible — Conor McPherson had never been to Chicago. It's surprising because few theater-loving cities, outside of Dublin anyway, have been so obsessed with the works of a fellow who is, to my...
  • The map vs. the GPS when traveling

    Regarding "What's the Best Way to Go, Map or GPS?" [On the Spot, by Catharine Hamm, Feb. 2]: I think the best answer is, "Both!" Except for a road map of the entire island of Ireland, which appeared to have every highway, street and lane, even the...
  • Pope Francis asks victims of clerical sex abuse for forgiveness

    Pope Francis asks victims of clerical sex abuse for forgiveness
    ROME -- Pope Francis on Friday made his first public plea for forgiveness on behalf of priests who have abused children. “I feel compelled to personally take on all the evil which some priests -- quite a few in number, [although] obviously not...
  • Ed Sheeran sings to Irish teen just moments before her death

    Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran serenaded a 15-year-old Irish fan just minutes before she died Tuesday of cystic fibrosis, according to British media reports. "Rest in peace Triona, so heartbreaking x," "The A Team" singer tweeted after finding out the...
  • Horizon Pharma in deal to buy Ireland's Vidara for $660M

    Horizon Pharma in deal to buy Ireland's Vidara for $660M
    Deerfield-based Horizon Pharma Inc. said Wednesday it will move its headquarters to Ireland as part of a reverse merger with Dublin-based Vidara Therapeutics International Inc. valued at $660 million. The deal, which is expected to close mid-year, is...
  • Reader of the Week: Samantha Neugebauer

    Reader of the Week: Samantha Neugebauer
    Who am I Samantha Neugebauer from Philadelphia. One unique thing about me I first fell in love with books after I read all of my mom's Maeve Binchy novels. Despite never having been to Ireland nor having studied anything formally about the country,...
  • Walgreen pressured to move headquarters to Europe

    Walgreen pressured to move headquarters to Europe
    In a twist on economic globalization less obvious than moving factories overseas, a small but growing number of corporations have relocated headquarters to Europe to escape the 35 percent tax on U.S. profits, the highest in the developing world. Aon...
  • Teen suffers heart attack after testicle-squeezing prank

    Teen suffers heart attack after testicle-squeezing prank
    A teen suffered a heart attack and was put in a medically-induced coma after a friend squeezed his testicles too hard as a prank, the Irish Mirror is reporting. The 17-year-old from Dublin, Ireland was on his lunch break at school when a friend...