Articles

How America Invented St. Patrick’s Day

Immigration and nativism transformed a quiet religious celebration into a day of raucous parades and shamrock shakes

Protestant Firebrand Ian Paisley Dies Aged 88

(DUBLIN) — The Rev. Ian Paisley, the divisive Protestant firebrand who devoted his life to thwarting compromise with Catholics in Northern Ireland only to become...

Ireland Voters Reject Plan to Abolish Senate

(DUBLIN) — Irish voters have rejected a government plan to abolish the country's Senate, a surprise result that deals a blow to Prime Minister Enda Kenny. ...

Ireland’s Abortion Debate Heats Up

With the findings of an inquiry into loosening Ireland’s ban on abortion due soon, is the overwhelmingly Catholic country about to change its laws?