Ireland's prime minister Leo Varadkar upstaged his Canadian counterpart in the sock stakes during their first official meeting.
"We came ― and we became ― Americans.”
Women’s rights are still an issue we are fighting for on a global scale. The Women’s March on Washington inspired hundreds
Ireland is the latest European nation to be swept into turmoil over austerity.
Polls show that Sinn Féin, which hopes to capitalize on several factors toward what would be a historic victory, could wind up as the second-largest party for the first time in the history of the Republic of Ireland.
Listen, we have reformed our pension system, but we didn't take the baby pensions away from the Italians to leave them to
This would be an historic moment for any country, but it is even more so for this bastion of conservative Catholicism. So how did Ireland, one of the last Western democracies to decriminalize homosexuality, become the first country to embrace marriage equality by popular vote? Five factors shaped the outcome.
Ireland has the great opportunity to show how much it values equality, how seriously it takes human and civil rights. The people's support is not just needed in an abstract way -- we're being called upon to actively engage in the extension of so central an institution as marriage.
If Enda Kenny really wants America to understand Irishness today, then he would do well to demonstrate to the world his nation's long concern for those who have suffered and stood up for their dignity in the long path towards human rights.
It's his first public announcement that Kenny will back the campaign for marriage equality. “In respect of today’s decision
Daly was especially incensed by Obama's speech on the Northern Ireland peace process, which she found to be in contrast with
Catholic teachings affirm the importance of religious pluralism. Prime Minister Kenny's presence at the Boston College graduation is just the sort of conversation-starter that Catholic higher education needs. At best, Cardinal O'Malley's exit from the proceedings only touched off more debate among Catholic school students who have been well-prepared for the challenge.
Moral Relativism and Commencement Politics: Cardinal O'Malley's Boycott of a Prime Minister at Boston College
It has become a rite of spring in the past decade: the commencement speaker controversy involving a U.S Catholic bishop and a prominent Catholic political figure upon whom an honorary degree will be bestowed by a Catholic college.
Catholic leaders on the other hand argued in a statement this weekend that the bill would "make the direct and intentional
While Irish eyes follow the official visit of Taoiseach Enda Kenny to China, a little gem of an Irish film has surfaced on YouTube, tracing a more humble trip in the opposite direction.
Boehner also noted that this year's luncheon honored the 100th birthday of former House Speaker Tip O'Neill. "[O'Neill] co