Cricket

Ireland cricket team to play first test match

Ireland has played cricket since the 18th century, but for the first time, they will field a team in a test match, considered the highest standard of the game.

Europe

Will Brexit destabilise peace agreement in Ireland?

A hard border resulting from Brexit would breach the Good Friday agreement.

Europe

EU's chief Brexit negotiator calls for agreement on Irish border

Barnier wants an agreement before the upcoming summit in June.

Reporter's Notebook

Where is Northern Ireland, 20 years later?

Peace dividend of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement is tangible, but entrenched divisions and uncertainty persist.

Where is Northern Ireland, 20 years later?

Abortion

Ireland to vote on abortion in May

Abortion has long been a divisive issue in once stridently Catholic Ireland.

Ireland to vote on abortion in May

United Kingdom

'Never been in mosque': Homeless welcomed as snow falls

As snow continues to fall, mosques invite the homeless in for food and warm shelter.

UK mosques open doors to homeless as temperatures plunge

Counting the Cost

Ireland's economy in a post-Brexit world

Ciaran Cannon, the Irish minister of state at the Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade, discusses borders, peace and trade.

Politics

New era for Sinn Fein as Mary Lou McDonald takes over

The 48-year-old succeeds Gerry Adams, who led the Irish nationalist party for nearly 35 years.

Europe

Irish republican leader Gerry Adams retires

One of the most famous faces in Northern Ireland is retiring.

Ireland

Gerry Adams: A significant figure or cult leader?

As Sinn Fein leader prepares to step down, Adams leaves behind a legacy that continues to divide opinion.

Gerry Adams: A significant figure or cult leader?

Brexit

Ireland and Brexit: Five things you need to know

The Republic of Ireland, an EU member state, is the only country to share a land border with the UK.

Ireland and Brexit: Five things you need to know

In the Field

Ibrahim Halawa: I woke up to the sound of torture

Irish national Ibrahim Halawa, who spent four years in an Egyptian prison, talks to Al Jazeera.

Europe

Britain and EU reach deal on 'Brexit' divorce terms

Deal paves way for second phase of Brexit negotiations, covering trade talks and transition period.

Human Rights

Irishman freed from Egypt returns to trauma and racism

Ibrahim Halawa adjusts to freedom, four years after being jailed in Egypt as a teenager, faced with trauma and racism.

Ibrahim Halawa on life in Egyptian prisons and freedom

Ireland

Ireland deputy PM resigns to avoid 'unwelcome election'

Ireland's deputy prime minister steps down, hours before a no-confidence motion in PM Leo Varadkar's government.