Simon Anholt says we should measure a country's success through its engagement with the world, and has set up an index to that end. His No. 1? Ireland.
The longstanding dominance of Ireland's two main parties is under pressure amid ongoing economic woes. New party Renua has formed on the right, while interest has surged in parties on the left.
Tens of thousands of Dubliners took to the streets yesterday to express anger over the proposed water tax. It's just the latest in a string of austerity moves that have put voters on edge.
Ian Paisley in the EU parliament once shouted at Pope John Paul II, 'I denounce you as the anti-Christ.' But he later toned down his hatred for Catholics, even working with former members of the IRA. He died today.
Irish republican leader Gerry Adams was arrested Wednesday in connection with a 1972 murder. Could it harm the peace process in Northern Ireland, sixteen years after a pact was signed?
As organizers of the Boston and New York annual St. Patrick's Day parades resist letting LGBT marchers in, many back in Ireland wonder what their problem is.
Unlike its mass migrations in centuries past, Ireland is seeing its educated youth leaving the country in droves for better opportunities abroad.
There's more to Ireland than shamrocks and leprechauns. Test your knowledge of the Emerald Isle with our quiz.
British and unionist Northern Irish officials expressed dismay over the collapse of an IRA bombing trial in London over a letter informing the suspect he was not to be tried.
Golden Dawn, a far-right, racist political party in Greece, has been the target of a major crackdown by the Greek government. Why?
A nascent Irish movement tired of the country's drinking culture is targeting Guinness and the annual bacchanal 'Arthur's Day' celebration it sponsors. What's going on here?
A government ban on a parade organized by pro-British unionists has opened old wounds about national identity in Northern Ireland.
Despite broad support for the law in parliament, the debate opened up cracks within several parties.
Passage of the bill, which would legalize abortion in Ireland for the first time, looks all but assured.
The summit leaders agreed to crack down on money laundering and illegal tax evasion, but Russia and the West remain at odds over how to resolve the Syrian civil war.
From Syria, to spying, to an angry Vladimir Putin on his plate, President Barack Obama arrived in Northern Ireland for the G8 summit today.
As recently as five years ago it would have been unthinkable to gather the world's most powerful leaders in Northern Ireland. The two-day G8 conference opens tomorrow.
Amid a perceived triple threat of left-wing protestors, Islamist terrorists, and dissident republican paramilitaries, Northern Ireland is doubling its police force and preparing drones for the summit.
Big technology companies like Apple and Google are feeling heat on both sides of the Atlantic over their use of Irish corporate-friendly tax policies to pay little, if any tax.
The Protection of Life in Pregnancy Bill spells out the terms where women could obtain abortions, which are currently illegal. Ireland's prime minister vows it will be law by summer.