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Ireland Pledges to Clarify Abortion Laws After Death of Miscarrying Woman

Ireland Pledges to Clarify Abortion Laws After Death of Miscarrying Woman

PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The death of a 31-year-old woman who was denied an abortion during a life-threatening miscarriage has prompted calls for clarity in Ireland’s abortion laws. Savita Halappanavar was 17 weeks pregnant when she ar…

Ireland Probes Death of Miscarrying Woman Seeking Abortion

Ireland Probes Death of Miscarrying Woman Seeking Abortion

PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A 31-year-old woman is dead after doctors in Ireland reportedly refused to give her an abortion as she languished in pain from an ongoing miscarriage.Even as medically necessary abortions remain a contentious t…

Dozens of Puppies Rescued from Cars in Ireland

Dozens of Puppies Rescued from Cars in Ireland

File photo. BananaStock/Thinkstock(DUBLIN) — In a sort of real-life version of the Disney classic 101 Dalmatians, up to 50 puppies were recovered from the back of two cars stopped by Dublin police on Tuesday.The dogs were discovered in boxes in the r…

Dozens of Puppies Rescued from Cars in Ireland

Dozens of Puppies Rescued from Cars in Ireland

File photo. BananaStock/Thinkstock(DUBLIN) — In a sort of real-life version of the Disney classic 101 Dalmatians, up to 50 puppies were recovered from the back of two cars stopped by Dublin police on Tuesday.The dogs were discovered in boxes in the r…

Notre Dame vs. Navy in Ireland

Notre Dame vs. Navy in Ireland

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) — On Saturday, the Fighting Irish are in Dublin to defend their win against Navy back in 1996 during Lou Holtz’s final season as the Irish’s head coach.  Notre Dame has a travelling party of more than 200 people, an…

Notre Dame vs. Navy in Ireland

Notre Dame vs. Navy in Ireland

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) — On Saturday, the Fighting Irish are in Dublin to defend their win against Navy back in 1996 during Lou Holtz’s final season as the Irish’s head coach.  Notre Dame has a travelling party of more than 200 people, an…

Lucky Irish Family Could Be Double Lottery Winners

Lucky Irish Family Could Be Double Lottery Winners

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(LETTERKENNY, Ireland) — The luck of the Irish could be shining down on one family after two winning lottery tickets were sold in shops less than one mile apart.The town of Letterkenny in County Donegal, Ireland, is abuzz with myst…

IOC Investigating Allegations Irish Olympian Bet on Opponent

IOC Investigating Allegations Irish Olympian Bet on Opponent

JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — An Irish Olympian is being investigated over an allegation that the athlete had bet on his opponent in an event in which they were both competing, according to multiple reports. The International Olympic Coun…

Queen Elizabeth II Shakes Hands with Former IRA Leader

Queen Elizabeth II Shakes Hands with Former IRA Leader

TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images(BELFAST, Northern Ireland) — In an event that was once considered unthinkable, Queen Elizabeth II shook hands on Wednesday with Martin McGuinness, a former commander of the Irish Republican Army who was once her sworn en…

Aung San Suu Kyi Receives Amnesty Award at Concert in Dublin

Aung San Suu Kyi Receives Amnesty Award at Concert in Dublin

PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/GettyImages(DUBLIN) –After accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi touched down in Dublin on Monday to attend a concert organized by Amnesty International and accept the …

Irish ‘Terror Network’ Busted As Queen’s Visit Nears

Irish ‘Terror Network’ Busted As Queen’s Visit Nears

TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BELFAST) — Six alleged members of a dissident Irish Republican network have been arrested on terrorism charges in Northern Ireland since last Saturday in a joint operation by the Police Service of …

Oklahoma City 911 Dispatchers Save Woman in Ireland

Oklahoma City 911 Dispatchers Save Woman in Ireland

iStockphoto/Thinsktock(OKLAHOMA CITY) — A 911 team in Oklahoma is being lauded during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week for saving the life of a woman 4,000 miles away.During the early hours of March 2, the distressed woman called the seve…

Irish Priest Accidentally Flashes Gay Porn During First Communion Meeting

Irish Priest Accidentally Flashes Gay Porn During First Communion Meeting

Image Source/Thinkstock(POMEROY, Ireland) — A Catholic priest in Northern Ireland has found himself in hot water after he accidentally displayed a series of pornographic gay images during a presentation to parents of children preparing to receive Firs…

An Extended St. Patrick’s Day for Obama

An Extended St. Patrick’s Day for Obama

Joshua Roberts/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The White House’s water fountains have been dyed green today to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day but for President Obama the holiday will extend another couple of days.The president and first lady wil…

About ‘Effin’ Time: Facebook Recognizes Existence of Irish Town

About ‘Effin’ Time: Facebook Recognizes Existence of Irish Town

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(EFFIN, Ireland) — Facebook gave an Effin Christmas present.Effin, a parish in County Limerick, Ireland, could be listed as a hometown on Facebook profiles as of last month, the Irish Independent reported.The company’…

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