DUBLIN, June 28: Ireland’s parliament picked veteran opposition leader Micheál Martin as prime minister on Saturday to head the first coalition uniting the two parties that have battled each other for power since a civil war nearly a century ago.

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, March 15: Donald Trump tested negative for the coronavirus, his doctor said on Saturday, as the U.S. president extended a travel ban to Britain and Ireland to try to slow the spread of a pandemic that has shut down much of the daily routine of American life.

DUBLIN, March 12:  Ireland will shut schools, universities and childcare facilities until March 29 and restrict mass gathering to slow the spread of the coronavirus, acting Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday.

Ireland’s Electoral Earthquake

February 19, 2020 09:30 am

LONDON – Sinn Féin’s success in Ireland’s February 8 general election, where it headed the poll, has come as a shock, owing to the party’s historic ties to the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and that organization’s association with violence. The cause of its success was domestic discontent, not nationalist fervor. Nevertheless, Sinn Féin’s victory will put Irish unity—and thus the future of Northern Ireland’s inclusion in the United Kingdom—firmly on the agenda.

DUBLIN, Nov 19: Denmark were pushed to the limit but got the point they needed to seal a place at Euro 2020 as Group D runners-up with a hard-fought 1-1 draw in Ireland on Monday that consigned the hosts to the playoffs for the third successive tournament.

Irish Speaker calls on President Bhandari

September 10, 2019 18:20 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Speaker of the Irish Parliament, Sean O' Fearghail paid a courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the President House, Shital Niwas, today.

LONDON, July 27:  Ireland’s dream of pulling off one of the biggest shocks in the history of test cricket was shattered as they collapsed to 38 all out to lose by 143 runs to England at Lord’s on Friday.

LONDON, July 26: Ireland’s foreign minister, Simon Coveney, said new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s approach to Brexit was “very unhelpful” and would block an agreement after Johnson rejected a key Irish demand his predecessor had agreed to.

LONDON, May 10: Ireland and Britain will work with Northern Irish parties to try to restore a devolved government in the province within weeks rather than months, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said.

DUBLIN, March 10: The prospect of a disorderly Brexit has brought back haunting memories in the small Irish border town of Monaghan, where the church spire still stands askew from a massive bomb blast 45 years ago.

DUBLIN, Feb 27: Brexit is turning Dublin into a new financial hub, with the city a top contender for banks, funds and law firms needing a continued presence in the European Union after March 29.

DUBLIN, Jan 1: Abortion services have been introduced in the Republic of Ireland today following a landslide vote in favour of liberalising the country’s strict laws.

A popular player Kevin O’Brien became the first ever centurion from his nation Ireland after achieving the gallant feat in Ireland’s first ever Test match against Pakistan back in May. O’Brien had scored a match winning century against England in ICC World Cup 2011, which is arguably the biggest moment in Ireland cricket’s history. He arrived in Nepal on Wednesday with much fan fare to represent Kathmandu Kings Xi in the Everest Premier League (EPL) starting on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Irish cricketer Kevin O'Brien has arrived Nepal to feature in the second season of Everest Premier League (EPL). O'Brien will play for Kathmandu Kings XI(KKXI). Sompal Kami is also in the team.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The Everest Premier League (EPL) franchise Chitwan Tigers has announced the signing of Ireland and Middlesex County Cricket Club’s opening star batsman Paul Stirling as their overseas player for the upcoming season on Thursday.

Almost as many applications were received in the first half of 2018 as in the whole of 2015, figures show.

DUBLIN. Aug 26: Pope Francis vowed on Saturday to end the sexual exploitation of children by clergy during a highly-charged visit to once deeply Catholic Ireland and, according to victims, said the corruption and cover up of abuse amounted to human excrement.

In recent years, Irish society has undergone sweeping transformations, including legalisation of same-sex marriage and decriminalisation of homosexuality.

DUBLIN, May 27: Ireland’s prime minister on Saturday hailed the culmination of “a quiet revolution” in what was once one of Europe’s most socially conservative countries after a landslide referendum vote to liberalize highly restrictive laws on abortion.

DUBLIN, May 26: Abortion rights activists proclaimed victory for Irish women Saturday as referendum results indicated voters in largely Roman Catholic Ireland overwhelmingly backed repealing a 1983 constitutional ban on abortions.

LONDON, Feb 10: Former Ireland international Liam Miller has died at the age of 36 after suffering with cancer.

COPENHAGEN, Nov 12: Goalkeeper Darren Randolph pulled off a string of fine first-half saves as Ireland held Denmark to a scoreless draw in the first leg of their World Cup playoff on Saturday, with the two sides due to meet again in Dublin on Tuesday.

CARDIFF, Oct 10: Ireland ripped up the script by beating Wales 1-0 to secure their place in the playoffs for the World Cup finals on Monday.

TOKYO, June 24:  Ireland beat Japan 35-13 on Saturday to sweep the two-match series between the 2019 Rugby World Cup group rivals.

The rise of Afghanistan and Ireland in the ranks of international cricket gathered pace on Thursday when they were voted in as full ICC members, meaning they can play test matches against the world's elite countries.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Tom Latham will become New Zealand's 22nd one-day international cricket captain when he leads a makeshift team in a tri-series against Ireland and Bangladesh next month in the lead-up to the Champions Trophy.

LONDON, Sept 5 : With the participation of Nepalis living in Ireland and Irish nationals, Nepal Ireland Day was celebrated in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday.

In five transformational years, Wales and Northern Ireland have gone from playing in front of 529 fans to preparing for a British derby in the 45,000-capacity Parc des Princes in Paris.

PARIS, June 22: If there can be a 1-0 rout in soccer, then this was it.

BORDEAUX, France, June 18: After a poor start to the European Championship, Belgium began living up to its promise on Saturday with a resounding 3-0 victory over Ireland.

PARIS, June 18: Belgium head into their second match of Euro 2016 needing to beat Republic of Ireland to make next round, as they lost their opening game against Group E rivals Italy. Martin O’Neill’s side wants to upset star loaded Belgium who are certainly favorite and looking to bounce back from their Italian set back.

PARISH, June 18: Belgium head into their second match of Euro 2016 needing to beat Republic of Ireland to make next round, as they lost their opening game against Group E rivals Italy. Martin O’Neill’s side wants to upset star loaded Belgium who are certainly favorite and looking to bounce back from their Italian set back.

LYON, June 16: Northern Ireland won its first game at the European Championship on Thursday, a 2-0 victory over Ukraine that helped to eliminate its opponent.

PARIS,June 13: "Why do you carry on playing?" Zlatan received this question from a French journo, during Sweden's press conference before the game Republic of Ireland. "The legend can still deliver" Swedish captain who have won 13 league titles in 14 seasons for different European clubs answered in style.

SAINT-DENIS, France, June 14: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the star who calls himself a legend, saved Sweden yet again.

NICE, France, June 13: Poland showed it's more than just one man. In a strong team performance on Sunday, Poland beat Northern Ireland 1-0 to secure its first ever win in the European Championships

Nepal Ireland Day 2016 on Sept 4

June 12, 2016 13:11 pm

KATHMANDU, June 12: The Embassy of Nepal in London, Nepal Tourism Board and Nepal Ireland Society are jointly organizing 'Nepal Ireland Day' on 4th September 2016 to mark the 17th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Ireland. The event will take place at Farmleigh, Phoenix Park in Dublin. The event will be opened to public from 12 pm to 5 pm.