Europe

UK minister under fire over N Ireland 'ignorance'

Karen Bradley faces criticism after admitting unfamiliarity with 'deep-seated' issues before taking on her role.

Northern Ireland secretary 'doesn't understand' regional politics

Vatican

Church official urges pope to resign over abuse coverup

Archbishop levels 'extraordinary' allegations as Catholic Church leader visits Ireland and 'begs for God's forgiveness'.

Inside Story

Can Pope Francis end abuse of children in Catholic Church?

The head of the Roman Catholic Church is on a two-day visit to the Republic of Ireland.

Europe

Pope tells Ireland he feels 'pain, shame' over sex abuse scandal

Pope Francis has marked first papal visit to Ireland in nearly four decades with speech acknowledging 'failure' of Catholic Church to adequately address 'repugnant' clerical child abuse.

Ireland

Pope in Ireland: Sex abuse is source of pain and shame

Visit comes at the back of referendums where the Irish electorate voted to legalise abortion and gay marriage.

Ireland

The pope will meet child abuse survivors in Dublin. Is it enough?

Pope Francis to land in Ireland on Saturday, but the sexual abuse of children by Catholic figures overshadows his trip.

The pope will meet child abuse survivors in Dublin. Is it enough?

Pope Francis

Online database of accused Irish clergy launched

Ahead of Pope Francis' visit to Ireland, list names clergy convicted or credibly accused of sexually abusing children.

Research group launches online database of accused Irish clergy

United Kingdom

The first female MP was an anti-imperialist Irish rebel

Suffragette activist was the first woman to be elected to Commons in 1918, but as a Sinn Fein member refused her seat.

Constance Markievicz: A revolutionary Irish woman history forgot

Ireland

Former Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams' house hit with explosives

A device was thrown at house of Adams in Belfast, while another targeted a prominent Sinn Fein party member.

Former Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams' house hit with explosives

Europe

Irish senate backs bill banning trade with Israeli settlements

The bill, which prohibits trade with occupied lands around the world, has to go to lower house before it becomes law.

Irish senate backs bill banning trade with Israeli settlements

Opinion

An Irish bill on Israeli settlement goods could make history

Ireland may be on its way to make the purchase of goods and services from Israeli settlements illegal.

Yara Hawari

by Yara Hawari

Yara Hawari

Ireland

Irish border and Brexit: Communities fear of physical border

On Friday, the British government will try to resolve differences over Brexit, during talks that'll mainly focus on Irish border issues.

Ireland

'Feels amazing': Joy as Irish overturn abortion ban

Nearly two-thirds of Irish vote to repeal the eighth constitutional amendment in a referendum.

Scenes of joy as Ireland votes to repeal abortion law

Ireland

Ireland abortion referendum: 'Monumental day for women'

Anti-abortion campaign admits defeat as early results suggest 'resounding' victory for Yes campaign in landmark vote.

Ireland abortion referendum: 'Monumental day for women'

Europe

Irish voters 'back end to abortion ban': exit poll

Exit poll says Ireland votes overwhelmingly to liberalise some of Europe's strictest abortion laws.