Irish PM ready for opposition, leaves coalition option open

Irish PM ready for opposition, leaves coalition option open

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday it was likely he would be the next leader of the opposition after government formation talks

Left-wing Sinn Fein challenges major parties in Irish election

Left-wing Sinn Fein challenges major parties in Irish election

Ireland was voting in a general election on Saturday with the prospect of left-wing republican party Sinn Fein beating the country's two main political forces for the first time.

Explosive thrown at house of ex-Sinn Fein leader Adams

Explosive thrown at house of ex-Sinn Fein leader Adams

A second device was thrown at the home of the party's former Northern Ireland chairman Bobby Storey.

N.Ireland parties resume talks on forming government

N.Ireland parties resume talks on forming government

Northern Ireland's squabbling political parties reconvened in Belfast on Monday in an attempt to end a stalemate that has left the British province without a functioning government for almost three months.

IRA fighter turned peacemaker McGuinness dies

IRA fighter turned peacemaker McGuinness dies

Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister and one-time Irish Republican Army commander Martin McGuinness has died aged 66, his Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein said on Tuesday.