Irish MPs have overwhelmingly voted to legalise abortion in exceptional cases where doctors deem a woman's life at risk from her pregnancy.
Prompted by mounting fears over the prospect of widespread sectarian rioting this weekend, the Northern Ireland police chief has taken the unusual step of calling in hundreds of reinforcements.
Bruno Waterfield Ireland is to legalise abortions when the mother's life is at risk, including when she is suicidal, following the death of a woman who was refused the procedure while undergoing a miscarriage.
Bruno Waterfield DUBLIN: Ireland will legalise abortions when the mother's life is at risk, including when suicidal, following the death of a woman refused the procedure while undergoing a miscarriage.
Jennie Matthew Magazine hails the head of the Catholic Church as a new voice of global conscience since taking office in March.
Karen Kissane in Dublin The Irish government faces worldwide pressure to reform abortion law, with demonstrations planned for Irish embassies around the globe following the death of a young woman in a Galway hospital.
THE opening of Northern Ireland's first private abortion clinic in Belfast drew hundreds of noisy demonstrators, who hoisted placards with messages such as ''Keep Ireland abortion-free''.
Elaine Keogh The hopes and dreams for Jill and Tom Meagher's new life in Australia were "cut short by a despicable act one Friday night that has left us all numb", mourners at a memorial mass in Ireland were told...
Facebook wants to more than double the size of its European headquarters in Dublin.
Belfast Six police hurt and a bus is hijacked in rioting in Northern Ireland. Police said the trouble in Ballyclare, County Antrim, started when 70-100 people threw petrol bombs and missiles at police.
US President Barack Obama left Ireland for Britain on Monday night, a day ahead of schedule, because of fears over volcanic ash spewing from an Icelandic volcano, a White House official said.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth begins a four day state visit to Ireland which is the first state visit by a British monarch since Ireland's independence.
A scandal involving sex and money is unsettling Northern Ireland's stability as the First Minster temporarily steps down.
Irish government investigations have found more than 15,000 alleged victims of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
Nationalists in Northern Ireland attack police with petrol bombs and other missiles during parades by the pro-British Orange Order on Monday.
Patrick Wintour and Dan Sabbagh, London Detectives lead investigation into hacking of former Northern Ireland secretary's computer.
DUBLIN: The Queen arrived in the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday to start the first visit by a British monarch in a century.
Caroline Gammell LONDON: Police received a bomb threat for central London from Irish republican paramilitaries, a day before a historic visit by the Queen to Ireland, Scotland Yard said.
Northern Ireland police investigating the killing of an officer announced on Wednesday they have seized a major weapons cache and arrested a suspected Irish Republican Army (IRA) dissident.
Bruno Waterfield DUBLIN: The new Irish government is headed for a confrontation with the European Union over the country's austerity program after voters rejected the previous government, which negotiated the EU...