FIFA loan detailed after Irish PM`s clarity call
FIFA loan detailed after Irish PM`s clarity call

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) on Friday published a timetable of how it received a five-million-euro loan from FIFA in return for dropping a legal case.

Polls open for Irish referendum on gay marriage

Ireland goes to the polls on Friday to vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legal, in a referendum that has exposed sharp divisions between communities in this traditionally Catholic nation.

Ireland fetes St Patrick`s as PM rejects Irish cliches

Hundreds of thousands of green-clad revellers partied in Ireland for Saint Patrick`s Day on Tuesday, as Prime Minister Enda Kenny hit out at Irish stereotypes following comments from Australian PM Tony Abbott.

Prominent Irish politician becomes first openly gay minister

One of Ireland`s most prominent politicians announced he is gay on Sunday, becoming the first openly homosexual cabinet minister in Irish history four months before a referendum on same-sex marriage in the traditionally Catholic country.

All-Ireland bid to host 2023 World Cup
All-Ireland bid to host 2023 World Cup

An all-Ireland bid to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup was officially unveiled on Friday by the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU).

Ireland`s Eamon Gilmore resigns as deputy prime minister

Ireland`s Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore Saturday submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Enda Kenny about two month after announcing his resignation as Labour Party leader following his party`s huge losses at the local and European elections.

Irish examining possibility of other mass baby graves

Irish officials will investigate whether the mass grave for almost 800 babies discovered near a home for unmarried mothers run by nuns is an isolated case, Prime Minister Enda Kenny has said.

Ireland rejects PM`s plan to scrap senate

Ireland`s Prime Minister Enda Kenny vowed to push forward with reform of the upper house of parliament after voters rejected his plan to abolish the senate to save the bailed-out eurozone nation money.

Abortion activists sent letters in blood to Irish PM

Ireland`s Prime Minister says anti-abortion activists have sent threatening packages and letters branding him a murderer, some written in blood.

Govt to act on people`s wishes: Irish PM on abortion bill

Dismissing concerns expressed by Ireland`s Roman Catholic leaders over a new abortion bill, Prime Minister Enda Kenny has said that it is the government`s responsibility to legislate according to people`s wishes.

Will not be rushed by pressures: Irish PM on abortion rights

With an Indian dentist`s tragic death igniting protests over right to abortion in Ireland, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has said he is awaiting a report by an expert group on the issue but will not be rushed into an immediate decision.

PM appeals to Ireland to vote yes to EU treaty

Ireland`s current EU-IMF loans are due to run out by next year, and treaty specifies that only ratified members could access future EU loans.

Obama congratulates new Irish PM

The two men planned to meet at the White House on St Patrick`s Day next week.

New Irish PM takes the reins as head of coalition

Enda Kenny said 10 lawmakers from Fine Gael party would be in cabinet.

Talks to form new Irish government to start on Monday

Ireland`s Fine Gael party emerges as the biggest party in historic elections.