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Irish police investigate claim dead man taken to post office

Jan. 22, 2022 08:29 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Police in Ireland are investigating reports that the body of a dead man was brought to a post office in an attempt to collect his pension. The Irish Times said a man who appeared to be in his 60s was dragged into the post office in the town of Carlow on Friday,...

Man who exposed buttocks on flight charged for plane ruckus

Jan. 21, 2022 19:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An Irish man on a Delta flight from Dublin to New York refused to wear a mask, threw a can that hit another passenger, and pulled down his pants and exposed his buttocks to a flight attendant, according to a federal complaint unsealed Friday. According to the...

Irish police arrest 2nd man in teacher's murder probe

Jan. 19, 2022 08:12 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Police in Ireland said Wednesday they have arrested a second man as part of the investigation into the killing of a 23-year-old schoolteacher. Police said the suspect, who is in his 30s, was being questioned at a police station in relation to the potential withholding...

Irish mourn slain 23-year-old teacher who was out jogging

Jan. 18, 2022 10:47 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of mourners turned out Tuesday in Ireland for the funeral Mass of a 23-year-old elementary school teacher whose slaying has reignited debate about how to tackle violence against women. Police said Tuesday they arrested a man in his 30s on suspicion of murder...

Irish singer Sinead O'Connor's 17-year-old son found dead

Jan. 08, 2022 15:43 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Sinead O'Connor's 17-year-old son, Shane, was found dead in Ireland on Friday after the Irish singer-songwriter notified authorities that he had gone missing. Police said the missing person case was closed after a body was found in the eastern coastal town of Bray,...

Massachusetts lawmaker confirmed as ambassador to Ireland

Dec. 18, 2021 14:49 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts state lawmakers has been confirmed as the country’s next ambassador to Ireland. Democratic state Rep. Claire Cronin, of Easton, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate late Friday as the chamber voted on a number of President Joe Biden’s appointment for...

Ireland: UK-EU deal on Brexit trade spat unlikely this year

Dec. 02, 2021 10:33 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British and Irish governments expressed optimism Thursday that a thorny spat between the U.K. and the European Union over Northern Ireland trade can be resolved, but Ireland's top diplomat indicated that negotiations were likely to drag on into next year. ...

N Ireland collective wins prestigious Turner Prize for art

Dec. 01, 2021 22:42 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — An 11-person collective from Belfast that aims to transcend Northern Ireland’s political and religious divides won the U.K.’s prestigious Turner Prize for art on Wednesday. The Array Collective took the 25,000 pound ($33,000) prize for “The...

New variant hits sports just as they were nearing normality

Nov. 26, 2021 15:15 PM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Golf, cricket and rugby became the first major sports to be affected by the new COVID-19 variant on Friday, prompting fears of renewed travel restrictions and disrupted events just as they were returning to normal nearly two years into the pandemic. ...

Ethiopia expels Irish diplomats over Ireland's stance on war

Nov. 24, 2021 10:37 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Ethiopia has ordered four of six Irish diplomats working in Addis Ababa to leave the country because of Ireland’s outspoken stance over the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia, Ireland's government said Wednesday. The Department of Foreign Affairs said...