Lyra McKee: Funeral told death must bring change to NIreland
LONDON (AP) — The killing of journalist Lyra McKee must be a turning point for Northern Ireland, a priest said Wednesday at a funeral service attended by British and Irish leaders alongside...
Novelist William Kennedy to receive prestigious Irish award
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist William Kennedy will receive an award from Ireland's president for his Albany-based literary works focusing on the Irish-American experience.
LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of well-wishers turned out to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and his wife, the former actress Meghan Markle, as they made their first overseas walkabout in Dublin Wednesday.
Students and tourists flocked to the Irish capital's Trinity College, screaming and shouting to greet the royal couple, who were on their first official trip abroad as a married couple.
LONDON (AP) — Mark Hamill has tweeted that "today the whole galaxy is Irish" as he appeared as international guest of honor at Dublin's St. Patrick's Day parade.
The "Star Wars" actor, whose great-grandmother was born in Ireland, was invited to represent the Irish diaspora at the celebration. Hamill spent time on Ireland's rocky Skellig Michael island filming the most recent "Star Wars" movie, "The Last Jedi."
Australia to host 1st 3-test series vs Ireland next June
SYDNEY (AP) — The Wallabies will host Ireland next June in the first ever three-test series for the Lansdowne Cup.
In an announcement coinciding with a visit to Sydney by Irish President Michael D. Higgins, the Australian Rugby Union on Wednesday said the tests would be played at Brisbane (June 9), Melbourne (June 16) and Sydney (June 23).
Mythic creatures dance through Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day
DUBLIN (AP) — Performers dressed as colorful creatures from Irish myth and legend danced Friday down the chilly streets of Dublin as Ireland commemorated its national saint in a St. Patrick's Day parade witnessed by hundreds of thousands.