Latest Northern Ireland News

The Latest: Spieth's magic number for US Open: 3-under par

Jun. 11, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Jordan Spieth has a magic number: 3-under par. "I'd sign up for 3 under for the next 25 U.S. Opens and just sit and watch," he said. "I mean, it's likely anything under par for the next 20 years is probably going to be in...

The Latest: 'The Ferryman' wins best play at Tony Awards

Jun. 9, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Playwright Jez Butterworth's "The Ferryman" has been crowned best play at the Tony Awards. The play is a vigorous family epic set in Northern Ireland in 1981 during the Troubles. It requires a 21-person cast, plus a baby and...

Italy, Belgium, Germany win Euro qualifiers; France loses

Jun. 8, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

Attack-minded Italy and Belgium won in style while Germany made it two wins from two games in 2020 European Championship qualifiers on Saturday. But Saturday was not an entirely good night for European powerhouses. In the biggest upset, Turkey contained France's offensive power to hand the world champion a shock...

Tony-nominated 'Ferryman' tackles N. Ireland Troubles

Jun. 8, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jez Butterworth tackles Northern Ireland's Troubles in "The Ferryman," which has received nine Tony nominations. The playwright and director admits he was both compelled and reluctant to write his play, which centers on a tragedy involving the family of his romantic partner, actor Laura...

Diligent Theresa May failed to solve the UK's Brexit puzzle

Jun. 7, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — If all had gone to plan, Britain would be starting its first summer out of the European Union and Prime Minister Theresa May would be looking forward to a well-earned vacation. Instead, May stepped down Friday as leader of a Conservative Party in turmoil and a country in limbo — half...

Theresa May: A prime minister defined and defeated by Brexit

May. 24, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Theresa May became prime minister in 2016 with one overriding goal: to lead Britain out of the European Union. Three years on, the U.K. is still in the EU, and May's time in 10 Downing St. is ending. She announced Friday that she will step down as Conservative leader on June 7, remaining as...

Thousands march in Northern Ireland for same sex marriage

May. 18, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Thousands are marching in Northern Ireland to demand that the region's leaders permit same-sex marriage. The demonstrators in Belfast on Saturday want same-sex couples to be treated the same way in Northern Ireland as they are in the rest of the UK, where same-sex marriage is legal. The issue...

Rory McIlroy likely to play in 2020 Olympics for Ireland

May. 14, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Rory McIlroy will likely go to the 2020 Olympics and represent Ireland. The 30-year-old from Northern Ireland disclosed his decision Tuesday, two days before the start of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black. McIlroy skipped the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 in part because he...

N. Ireland: 2 charged over riot where journalist was killed

May. 11, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two men have appeared in court charged with rioting in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, on the night journalist Lyra McKee was shot and killed. Prosecutors allege Paul McIntyre and Christopher Gillen are connected to the dissident paramilitary group the New IRA. The group, which opposes...

Northern Ireland police arrest 4 in Lyra McKee murder probe

May. 9, 2019 6:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police investigating the killing of journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot dead by paramilitary gunfire in Northern Ireland last month, have made four arrests. The Police Service of Northern Ireland says males aged 15, 18, 38 and 51 were arrested in Londonderry Thursday under terrorism...