Ireland

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, left, and  President Barack Obama, hold up a bowl of Irish shamrocks during a St. Patrick’s Day reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Obama, Biden kick off St Patrick’s Day early in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Irish eyes were smiling on the White House a few days early this year. Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny kicked off the St. Patrick’s Day holiday at events across Washington Friday, including […]

03/14/2014

Irish poet Seamus Heaney, center, displays his Nobel literature prize medal, surrounded by his family, from left: his son Michael, daughter Catherine, his wife Marie and son Christopher, after receiving it from the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf at the Concert Hall in Stockholm, Sweden on Dec. 10, 1995. (AP Photo/Eric Roxfelt, File)

‘Don’t be afraid’: Final words from Seamus Heaney

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland mourned the loss of its Nobel laureate poet, Seamus Heaney, with equal measures of poetry and pain Monday in a funeral full of grace notes and a final message from the […]

09/02/2013

People exit a plane from Ireland that made an emergency landing because of an unspecified threat, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

FBI meets plane in Philly after apparent threat

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal authorities are at Philadelphia’s airport because of an apparent bomb threat made in connection with an incoming flight from Ireland. USAirways Flight 777 from Shannon landed at Philadelphia International Airport on […]

08/07/2013

In this May 3, 2013 file photo, U.S. singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen performs with the E-Street Band at a concert in Stockholm. (AP Photo/Henrik Montgomery)

Bruce Springsteen dedicates song to Trayvon Martin

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen dedicated his protest song “American Skin (41 Shots)” to teenager Trayvon Martin during a concert in Limerick, Ireland. In a video posted online, the 63-year-old singer told the crowd […]

07/17/2013

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Irish police arrest eight “New IRA” leaders

DUBLIN (AP) – Irish police say eight men have been charged with being members of the main Irish Republican Army faction following a raid on a Dublin meeting of suspected IRA leaders. A senior Irish […]

07/05/2013

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Senate investigation reports Apple uses firms outside US to avoid taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Apple Inc. employs a group of affiliate companies located outside the United States to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. income taxes, a Senate investigation has found. The world’s most valuable […]

05/22/2013

Tim Cook, Apple chief operating officer

Apple’s Cook faces Senate questions on taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Apple’s CEO is disputing assertions by a Senate panel that the company avoids billions of dollars in U.S. taxes by shifting profits to foreign affiliates. Tim Cook testified at a hearing Tuesday […]

05/21/2013

‘Horseburger’ firm blames 170 tons of Polish meat

DUBLIN (AP) — The Irish meat company at the center of Europe’s “horseburger” scandal on Tuesday blamed the contamination of its hamburger patties on the purchase last year of 170 tons of meat imported from Poland.

02/05/2013

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Horsemeat finding turns suppliers, grocers to DNA testing

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland’s surprise discovery this month of horsemeat traces in factory-produced burgers is boosting business for one trade: Forensics labs that use DNA fingerprinting to tell you what’s on your plate.

01/30/2013

Amenas natural gas field, Algeria

Hostages from at least 10 nations in Algeria

(AP) – Islamic militants captured 41 foreign hostages at a natural gas complex in the Algerian desert. Some were killed, though figures varied widely. Here’s a summary of the latest information on the hostages.

01/17/2013

Netflix to premiere 'House of Cards' in February

NEW YORK (AP) – Netflix’s highly anticipated original series “House of Cards” will premiere Feb. 1. The subscription video company announced the debut date Thursday. The series is the most ambitious effort yet by Netflix […]

10/04/2012

Irish tourist charged with cannoli caper

BOSTON (AP) – A tourist from Ireland apparently couldn’t wait to get his hands on an Italian pastry in Boston. Prosecutors say just hours after 25-year-old Robert McTernan landed in Boston for a two-week vacation, […]

09/14/2012