LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday renewed British threats to break a Brexit agreement with the European Union, blaming it for a political crisis that's blocking the formation of a new government in Northern Ireland.
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is heading to Northern Ireland on Monday to try to end a political deadlock that is preventing the formation of a regional administration.
The trip comes amid threats by Johnson's government to break the Brexit agreement with the European Union that it signed, but now blames for the crisis.
LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland’s second-biggest political party on Friday blocked the formation of a working legislature in Belfast, and said it would keep up the boycott until the U.K. government tears up post-Brexit trade rules it accuses of destabilizing the region.
LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland’s largest unionist party, which lost last week’s local elections, refused Monday to return to a power-sharing government saying it will not do so until its demands over post-Brexit customs arrangements are met.
LONDON (AP) — The U.K., U.S. and Irish governments have urged rival parties in Northern Ireland to come together to resurrect its power-sharing government after Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein scored a historic victory to become the biggest party in Northern Ireland's Assembly.
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — The Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein, which seeks unification with Ireland, hailed a “new era” Saturday for Northern Ireland as it captured the largest number of seats in the Northern Ireland Assembly for the first time in a historic win.
LONDON (AP) — The election of Sinn Fein as the biggest party in Northern Ireland’s Assembly is a historic moment -- the first time an Irish nationalist party, rather than a British unionist one, has topped the voting.
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Ever since Northern Ireland was founded as a Protestant-majority state a century ago, its governments have been led by unionist politicians who defined themselves as British.
CORK, Ireland (AP) _ Johnson Controls International PLC (JCI) on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $11 million.
On a per-share basis, the Cork, Ireland-based company said it had profit of 2 cents.
DUNDALK COUNTY LOUTH, Ireland (AP) _ Cimpress plc (CMPR) on Wednesday reported a loss of $71.8 million in its fiscal third quarter.
The Dundalk County Louth, Ireland-based company said it had a loss of $2.75 per share.
DUBLIN (AP) — Six Nations champion France will begin its title defense at the 2023 tournament by playing Italy in Rome before facing Ireland the following weekend in Dublin.
The schedule was announced Wednesday and again features the Calcutta Cup in the first round with Scotland visiting Twickenham looking for a third straight victory over England.
LONDON (AP) — Health officials say they have detected more cases of a mysterious liver disease in children that was first identified in Britain, with new infections spreading to Europe and the U.S.
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials in several countries are investigating mysterious cases of severe liver disease in children, and they think it may be related to a kind of virus usually associated with colds.
DUBLIN (AP) — Some of the biggest figures in boxing have been urged to cut ties with a promoter who fronts an Irish organized crime gang targeted with sanctions by the American government on Tuesday.
LONDON (AP) — European health officials say they are investigating a “rapidly evolving” outbreak of salmonella in 134 children that appears to be linked to chocolate Easter eggs that normally contain a surprise toy inside.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In what appeared to be a coordinated action to tackle Russian espionage, at least four European allies expelled dozens of Russian diplomats on Tuesday.
The expulsions come as relations between Russia and the West have plunged into a deep freeze following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
The Six Nations panned out as most observers predicted.
France was first, Ireland second, followed by England, Scotland, Wales, then Italy.
Yet, on the final day on Saturday, Ireland led the championship for about three hours, England and Scotland were in danger of dropping in the standings, and Wales could have finished third.
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland accounted for Scotland 26-5 in Six Nations rugby and earned the Triple Crown on Saturday, then waited for a favor from England for a possible trophy upgrade.
The four-try bonus-point victory put Ireland on top of the championship by three points before the closing match in Paris.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Six Scotland rugby players were disciplined by management for breaking team rules on their return home from the Six Nations win in Italy last weekend.
The group was punished for leaving the team hotel to visit a bar in Edinburgh.
Belgium will rest top players like Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku for friendly matches against Ireland and Burkina Faso.
Roberto Martinez said his selections Friday were focused on players with fewer than 50 international appearances, such as surprise Belgian leader Union Saint-Gilloise teammates Siebe Van der Heyden and Dante Vanzeir.
Ireland has been insisting all week that its scrum is world class.
The evidence was iffy last Saturday as the Irish scrum was dominated by England's seven forwards and a winger combo at Twickenham.
LONDON (AP) — A ferry operator owned by the government of Dubai sparked a furious response from workers and criticism from British authorities Thursday after firing 800 U.K.-based crew members without notice amid plans to replace them with cheaper staff.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin learned he had tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday evening while attending an event with U.S. leaders, including President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, according to a senior administration official.
LONDON (AP) — U.S. chipmaker Intel unveiled plans on Tuesday to invest up to 80 billion euros ($88 billion) across Europe as part of an ambitious expansion aimed at evening out imbalances in the global semiconductor industry that have led to big chip shortages.
Ireland's privacy watchdog has fined Facebook's parent company, Meta, 17 million euros, or about $19 million, for violating Europe's privacy law.
The regulator, the Data Protection Commission, has been investigating how Meta Platforms Inc.
The fate of hundreds of planes leased by Russian airlines from foreign companies grew murkier Monday after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law letting the airlines register those planes and continue flying them.
LONDON (AP) — Jack Willis could make an unlikely comeback for England in the Six Nations match against Grand Slam-chasing France in Paris on Saturday.
Willis has been picked in the squad for the first time since suffering a serious knee injury in last year’s championship.
LONDON (AP) — When lock Charlie Ewels was sent off against Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday, England had one more motivation to win the crunch Six Nations match.
Ewels clattered head on head into Irish counterpart James Ryan and referee Mathieu Raynal easily decided the tackle was dangerous and high.
LONDON (AP) — Ireland overcame an incredibly spirited effort from 14-man England at Twickenham to win 32-15 and stay in the Six Nations title hunt on Saturday.
England was out of the title mix after its second defeat in four matches, but it still has a say in the fate of the championship.
LONDON (AP) — The Northern Ireland government issued a formal apology on Friday to people who were abused in orphanages and children’s homes, telling them that “the state let you down.”
Ministers from all five political parties in the Northern Ireland Assembly read out apologies to survivors gathered at the Stormont government buildings near Belfast.
For all of Ireland's resurgence under coach Andy Farrell, one significant milestone continues to elude them.
That is going to another major team's turf, defying the hostile crowd and beating them.
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland coach Stephen Kenny's “big dream” is to qualify for the 2024 European Championship now that he's signed a contract extension.
Kenny discussed his goals for Ireland at a news conference Thursday, a day after he was given an extension through the Euro 2024 tournament being held in Germany.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and the first lady are planning a trade mission to the United Kingdom and Ireland this week, the couple announced Tuesday.
The two will be overseas for a week beginning Friday.
DUBLIN (AP) — Italy accepted the unfortunate consequences of one red card costing it two players in the Six Nations defeat to Ireland on Sunday at Lansdowne Road.
Hooker Hame Faiva's sending off in the 19th minute for a reckless high tackle on opposite Dan Sheehan had a severe knock-on effect.
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland took ruthless advantage of a 13-man Italy by hammering the visitors 57-6 in the Six Nations at Lansdowne Road on Sunday.
Italy actually finished with 12 men after a late yellow card followed the first-half red card.
LONDON (AP) — Wales’ realistic ambitions of retaining its Six Nations rugby title were extinguished with a 23-19 loss to England despite a three-try fightback in the second half by the champion at Twickenham on Saturday.
Even during the year he was considered the world's best rugby player, Jonathan Sexton endured talk about finding his replacement.
Sexton's eternal class for more than a decade allied to increasing aches and pains as he's aged have made unearthing his flyhalf successor the longest-running saga in Irish rugby.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Taulupe Faletau is set to play for Wales for the first time in nearly a year after being called up to the squad for Saturday's match against England in the Six Nations.
LONDON (AP) — Crews cleared fallen trees and worked to restore power to about 400,000 people in Britain as Western Europe cleaned up Saturday after one of the most damaging storms in years.
At least 12 people were killed, many by falling trees, in Ireland, Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.
PARIS (AP) — France can dream big about a first Six Nations title since 2010 after withstanding Ireland's comeback to win a classic showdown between the tournament favorites 30-24 on Saturday.
Ireland was on a roll of nine straight wins since losing to France in the tournament last year but came to Stade de France without injured captain Jonathan Sexton in the lineup.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Dan Biggar battled through injury to mark his 100th test appearance with the game-clinching dropped goal in a 20-17 win for Wales over Scotland in the Six Nations on Saturday.
The Welsh are used to getting written off in the Six Nations.
Often it’s way too premature. This time, the negativity might be justified.
An opening-round 29-7 loss to Ireland in Dublin was a wretched way for Wales to begin its defense of a title won, somewhat naturally, against the odds last year.
PARIS (AP) — Perhaps its mind games. The forced absence of Jonathan Sexton from the showdown of Six Nations title favorites on Saturday has been downplayed by Ireland and France.
France coach Fabien Galthie claims Ireland won't be weaker.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium will host Burkina Faso in a friendly match next month as part of its World Cup preparations.
The game scheduled March 29 at the Lotto Park, home of first-division club Anderlecht, will be the first time the nations square off.
Doubts and disputes over FIFA's push for biennial World Cups contributed to Britain and Ireland dropping plans for a joint bid to host the 2030 edition and opting on Monday to pursue the 2028 European Championship instead.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts and business leaders will travel to the United Kingdom and Ireland in August to promote Nebraska businesses on a trade mission that coincides with the University of Nebraska football team's season opener in Ireland.
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland confirmed its Six Nations title credentials by blowing away defending champion Wales 29-7 at a full Lansdowne Road on Saturday.
Those credentials are expected to receive their sternest test of the championship next Saturday in Paris, where the Irish meet France, the last team to beat them a year ago.
Jonathan Sexton recalls in his early days as a rugby international how there was “a nastier side” to the Ireland-Wales rivalry; it had "a bit of bite.”
To him, that changed in 2009 when a British and Irish Lions squad dominated by Irish and Welsh toured South Africa and hit it off.
LONDON (AP) — A judge in Belfast on Friday suspended an order by Northern Ireland’s agriculture minister to halt border checks on goods from the rest of the U.K. that were imposed under the Brexit agreement struck between the U.K.
For the first time in 15 years, Wales start the Six Nations without Alun Wyn Jones or Ken Owens.
The respective standard-bearer and heartbeat of the team are on a distinguished list of injured that has made bettors rank Wales fifth out of six to win the championship.