| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:14 PM
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...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 12:02 PM
The Florida Lottery has upped its digital game, with smartphone and tablet access that could yield a trip to Ireland.
áIn case you forgot, this is St. Patrick's Day. So the timing of this announcement isn't accidental. It's called the Lucky Lotto...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:38 PM
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...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 4:30 AM
CANNES - "Calvary," "Byzantium" and "Philomena" were the biggest winners at the Irish Film and Television Awards in Dublin, with each film taking three awards.
Guests at the event, which was hosted by the Irish Film and Television Academy, included...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 8:23 AM
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...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 8:12 AM
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...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 8:30 AM
LONDON -- Twenty-four up-and-coming European producers have been selected to take part in European Film Promotion's networking platform Producers on the Move at the Cannes Film Festival.
The event, which runs May 17-19, aims to help the producers work...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:18 PM
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.
| Mar 19, 2014
| 11:26 AM
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...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 5:40 PM
The steadily affecting relationship drama "Stay" is a great example of how a film can rise above its terrible dialogue. So many phrases out of characters' mouths are as overused and flavorless as a thrice-steeped tea bag, and yet a sturdy narrative...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Supermodel and entrepreneur Kathy Ireland has inked with WME.
Ireland is currently the CEO and chief designer of Kathy Ireland Worldwide, a design and marketing firm, cited by Forbes in its cover story on her as grossing over $2 billion dollars from...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 6:30 AM
LONDON -- As the lineup for the third Sundance London film and music festival is unveiled, Variety talks to John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Trevor Groth, Sundance's director of programming, about the selection (see below for...