Youth on both sides mobilise ahead of Irish abortion referendum
As Ireland prepares to hold a May referendum on the Irish constitution’s anti-abortion amendment, the youth vote is front and centre of the debate – and young activists on both sides are gearing up for a fight.
UN slams UK’s abortion ban in N. Ireland
The UK violates women's human rights by criminalising abortions in Northern Ireland, a UN committee says.
Northern Ireland abortion laws violate women's rights, U.N. body says
The United Kingdom violates women's rights in Northern Ireland by unduly restricting their access to abortion, a report by the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) said on Friday.
[Ticker] Luxembourg and Ireland pay highest minimum wages
The highest minimum wage (€1,199 per month) is paid in Luxembourg, followed by Ireland (€1,614), the Netherlands (€1,578) and Belgium (€1,563), according to a in 22 EU countries released on Friday. When eliminating price differences the highest monthly minimum wage was almost three times higher than the lowest, which is paid in Bulgaria (€261 per month), followed by Lithuania (€400) and Romania (€408).
Rory McIlroy impressed by Oscar's sweet strike
A superb tee shot from 13-year-old Oscar Murphy catches the eye of Northern Ireland compatriot and hero Rory McIlroy in the Abu Dhabi Championship.
Mediocrity is not OK for me - Graeme McDowell
Northern Ireland golfer Graeme McDowell tells the BBC he does not want his career to end on a low after a disappointing year and explains he has put together a five-year plan to resurrect his game.
Fiennes to offer keynote at CLIA UK & Ireland Conference
Record-breaking British explorer Ranulph Fiennes has been confirmed as one of the keynote speakers for the 12th annual CLIA UK & Ireland Conference, taking place in Southampton from May 23rd-25th.
Irish taxman sees disputed Apple bill remaining around $16 billion
Ireland expects the final disputed tax bill that the European Commission ordered it to collect from Apple to be "in the ballpark" of the 13 billion euros ($16 billion) estimated, the head of the country's tax collectors said on Thursday.
Pardew confirms Evans remains West Brom captain
Alan Pardew will not strip Jonny Evans of the West Brom captaincy despite the Northern Ireland international’s role in a training camp incident. Evans and three team-mates – Gareth Barry, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill – admitted to a “curfew breach” while the club were away in Spain. A UK newspaper reported the quartet stole […]
Ireland's Henderson and Furlong to miss Wales matchOlder articles »
Ireland's Iain Henderson and Tadhg Furlong are ruled out of Saturday's Six Nations match against Wales through injury.