Latest Ireland government News

Despite opposition, Britain passes law to curb prosecutions for Northern Ireland 'Troubles' violence

Sep. 13, 2023 05:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Not a lot unites Northern Ireland’s fractious political and religious groups. The British government has managed it with a law that sets out to lay the ghosts of decades of violence to rest. All of Northern Ireland's major political parties, Catholic and Protestant...

Russia strikes Ukraine's critical port facilities in Odesa after halting grain deal

Jul. 19, 2023 19:42 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia unleashed intense drone and missile attacks overnight Wednesday, damaging critical port infrastructure in southern Ukraine, including grain and oil terminals, and wounding at least 12 people, officials said. The bombardment crippled significant parts of...

One of America's first elected lesbian governors addresses Irish Senate on LBGTQ rights anniversary

Jun. 27, 2023 12:54 PM EDT

Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey — one of the country's first two openly lesbian elected governors and a descendant of Irish immigrants — addressed the Irish Senate on Tuesday to help commemorate the 30th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Ireland. “It was...