Action lawsuit: Vienna court orders Facebook to respond

The Vienna Regional Court, where a class-action lawsuit against Facebook has been filed, has reviewed the case and has given Facebook Ireland four weeks to respond.

Former Ireland prime minister Reynolds dies aged 81: Report

Former Irish prime minister Albert Reynolds, a central figure in the Northern Ireland peace process and in brokering the 1994 IRA ceasefire, has died aged 81, Irish broadcaster RTE reported Thursday.

Hundreds rally in Ireland after rape victim says denied abortion

Hundreds of people rallied in Dublin to call for a change to Ireland`s abortion laws on Wednesday after a rape victim said she was refused a termination and instead gave birth by Caesarean section.

`Pregnant suicidal Irish women denied abortion right`

In new guidelines by the Irish government, pregnant women could be denied having an abortion even at suicide risk after conceiving as a result of rape or incest.

Courteney Cox to marry in Ireland?

Courteney Cox and Irish songwriter Johnny McDaid will reportedly tied the knot in Ashford Castle, Galway, Ireland, by the end of the year.

British PM meets republican leaders on N.Ireland tensions

Irish republican leaders Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness met British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday to resolve lingering tensions in Northern Ireland, 16 years after a landmark peace deal.

UK, Ireland offer joint visa to Indian, Chinese tourists

Indian and Chinese tourists will soon be able to travel to the UK and Ireland on a single visa under a "ground-breaking" scheme jointly announced by both countries to boost tourism.

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.

Torture in Northern Ireland sanctioned by minister: Report

Torture methods used during internment of Irish nationalists at the height of the Northern Irish Troubles were sanctioned by the British government minister, an Irish television documentary has claimed.

Irish church under fire over children`s mass grave

The Catholic Church in Ireland is facing fresh accusations of child neglect after a researcher found records for 796 young children believed to be buried in a mass grave beside a former orphanage for the children of unwed mothers.

Murdered Frenchwoman`s family slam Irish probe `fiasco`

The family of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, a Frenchwoman brutally murdered in Ireland more than 17 years ago, has branded the investigation into her death a "fiasco".

Belfast police seek evidence of Adams` IRA past

Northern Ireland police are casting a wider net in their efforts to prove that Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams once commanded the outlawed Irish Republican Army and ordered the 1972 killing of a Belfast mother of 10, according to party colleagues and retired militants.

Irish president wraps up historic state visit to Britain

Queen Elizabeth II bade farewell on Friday to Irish President Michael D Higgins at the end of a historic state visit to Britain that he called "uplifting".

Queen hosts Irish President on 1st UK state visit

Amid regal pomp at Queen Elizabeth II`s Windsor Castle home, the Irish President and the British monarch have begun Ireland`s first state visit to Britain with expressions of mutual affection and respect, and a shared determination to consign national hatreds to a sorrow-tinged past.

Bomb thrown at police in Northern Ireland

Police officers in Northern Ireland came under attack when an explosive device was thrown at their vehicle in Belfast, a police spokesman said.

Letter bombs found at N Ireland post offices

Northern Ireland authorities say letter bombs have been found at two postal sorting offices, weeks after similar packages were sent to army facilities in England.

A visiting robot 

Foreign universities are looking at India for talent to work on their ambitious robotics projects. Gauri Rane chats with representatives of Ireland’s Aberystwyth University to find out more about their Autonomous Sailing Robot or ASR project.

Ireland liable for abuse in Catholic-run school: Europe court

Ireland has been rocked by a series of official investigations in recent years that have lifted the lid on decades of sexual, physical and emotional abuse in institutions run by the Catholic Church.

Man stabbed to death in Ireland over chess dispute

In a gruesome incident, an Irish man in Dublin was brutally beaten and stabbed to death allegedly by an Italian over a row during a chess match.

`Jihad Jamie` gets eight years in Jihad Jane case

A Colorado woman who converted to Islam and went to Ireland to join a man she believed was training for terrorist operations was sentenced to eight years in prison.