Canada, France and Spain; three top teams are battling their own federations months before a World Cup. The fight was once familiar to Aine O'Gorman, but her Republic of Ireland team offer an example of how to move on.
Former Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon, better known as Johnny Rotten, failed in his bid to represent Ireland. He lost out to the band Wild Youth with their song "We Are One."
Talking Europe speaks to Eamon Ryan, the leader of the Irish Green Party and minister for the Environment, Climate, Communications and Transport in the current coalition government in Dublin. We caught up with him after he attended a signing ceremony for the Celtic Interconnector, a project that will link the electricity grids of Ireland and France for the first time.
20 May 2022
Boris Johnson has again threatened to break post-Brexit agreements with the EU as victorious Sinn Fein accuses him of pandering to the DUP, which is blocking the formation of a government after recent elections.
22 Jan 2022
We look at the Irish papers focusing on the random murder of a primary school teacher which has shaken the country and prompted debate on violence against women. Also, papers react to the deadly drone attack on Abu Dhabi which was claimed by Houthi rebels. Plus, find out why armpits are the focus of new beauty trends and finally, a long-running neighbourly dispute in Italy over a noisy toilet flush finally ends!
9 Oct 2021
The country has finally dropped its opposition to a global tax reform brokered by the OECD in July. The revised corporate tax rate will only apply to large multinational companies
14 May 2021
Ireland's health regulator said the shutdown of health system computers is a precaution and the COVID vaccination program is unaffected.
18 Apr 2021
Irish regulators are responsible for the investigation because the US tech giant has set up its European headquarters in Dublin. It will focus on reports that more than 500 million users saw their data leaked online.
2 Mar 2021
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it is the "right time" for the United Kingdom and Ireland to launch a bid to host the 2030 soccer World Cup, while he added the country would also be willing to host extra Euro 2020 matches this year if required.
15 Jan 2021
Irish papers react to a much-awaited report on systemic abuse in the country's Catholic homes for unwed mothers. The Irish Examiner's front page lists the names and birthdays of some of the 9,000 children who died in the institutions between 1922 and 1998. We also look at reactions in India to the Supreme Court's suspension of controversial farming laws. Plus: "Sex and the City" fans struggle to imagine a reboot without Samantha and a woman in France struggles to convince authorities she's still alive!
15 Jan 2021
Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin said the report described "a dark, difficult and shameful chapter of very recent Irish history" and a deeply misogynistic culture in Ireland.
29 Dec 2020
The transition period for Brexit ends on December 31. This will affect Ireland more than any other EU member state. But hopes are strong that it will at least not reignite the conflict in Northern Ireland.