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Berlin Film Festival brings Israeli-Palestinian tensions and other issues into the spotlight

Feb. 14, 2024 07:44 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The 74th Berlin International Film Festival opens Thursday with the world premiere of “Small Things Like These” starring man of the moment Cillian Murphy. Murphy, a front runner at next month's Oscars for his turn in “Oppenheimer,” plays a coal merchant in...

John Bruton, Irish leader who played a key role in Northern Ireland's peace process, dies at 76

Feb. 06, 2024 12:57 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton, who played a key role in bringing peace to Northern Ireland, has died at the age of 76. Bruton’s family said he died Tuesday in a Dublin hospital after a long illness. “He was a good husband, a good father...

For the first time, an Irish nationalist will lead Northern Ireland's government

Feb. 03, 2024 16:06 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — An Irish nationalist made history Saturday by becoming Northern Ireland’s first minister as the government returned to work after a two-year boycott by unionists. Sinn Fein Vice President Michelle O’Neill was named first minister in the government that under the...

Who was St. Brigid and why is she inspiring many 1,500 years after her death?

Feb. 01, 2024 11:55 AM EST

Devotees of St. Brigid are commemorating the 1,500th anniversary of her death on Thursday, the feast day of the so-called matron saint of Ireland, who's been gaining a modern following. Many of the festivities are taking place in and around the town of Kildare, where Brigid founded a...

Cimpress: Fiscal Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jan. 31, 2024 16:51 PM EST

DUNDALK COUNTY LOUTH, Ireland (AP) — DUNDALK COUNTY LOUTH, Ireland (AP) — Cimpress plc (CMPR) on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $58.1 million. The Dundalk County Louth, Ireland-based company said it had net income of $2.14 per share. The results...

Storm Isha batters Britain and Ireland, killing 2 motorists and leaving many thousands without power

Jan. 22, 2024 19:11 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Two motorists were killed, tens of thousands of people were left without electricity and hundreds of trains were canceled Monday after the latest winter storm lashed Britain and Ireland with heavy rain and wind gusts that topped 100 mph (160 kph). The storm littered...

Storm Isha's rain and winds are expected to batter parts of the UK and Ireland and disrupt travel

Jan. 21, 2024 22:57 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain and Ireland braced Sunday as Storm Isha unleashed rain and potentially deadly winds that were expected to batter a wide swath of land and disrupt travel into the start of the work week. The Met Office, the national weather service, issued an unusual blanket...

Ruth Wilson stirs up trauma of Magdalene laundries in 'The Woman in the Wall'

Jan. 19, 2024 10:26 AM EST

In her latest role in Showtime's “The Woman in the Wall,” Ruth Wilson plays Lorna, a woman prone to sleepwalking and night terrors. Waking up to the repercussions of her “night behavior” can be a nightmare in itself: In the first episode, Lorna awakens to discover a dead...

China and Ireland seek stronger ties during Chinese Premier Li Qiang's visit

Jan. 17, 2024 11:42 AM EST

Ireland's prime minister extended a warm welcome to visiting Chinese Premier Li Qiang on Wednesday, saying his country wanted a “strong and constructive relationship” with China despite not agreeing on some issues. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and Li, China's No. 2 leader and a...

Chinese premier Li Qiang is visiting Ireland for talks on China's relations with Europe

Jan. 16, 2024 16:54 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Qiang arrived in Ireland on Tuesday for talks with the Irish leader on China's relations with the European Union and other global and bilateral issues. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar will host a lunch and bilateral meeting with Li on Wednesday at...