Ireland

The hydroponic tomato plants at Ráječek Farm rely on manufactured fertilizer to grow.

War in Ukraine sparks fertilizer crisis that may impact the future of global food production

Russia is the world’s largest fertilizer producer, but fewer Russian agricultural products are entering the global market due to the war in Ukraine. It’s changing how farmers and fertilizer suppliers are thinking about agriculture.

War in Ukraine sparks fertilizer crisis that may impact the future of global food production
Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and Chair of The Elders, speaks to journalists at the COP27 UN Climate Summit, Nov. 12, 2022.

Ireland’s Mary Robinson says being an 'Elder' is about teaching the next generation, but also listening to them

Ireland’s Mary Robinson says being an 'Elder' is about teaching the next generation, but also listening to them
people at a concert

Dublin or Lower Broadway? Thousands of Garth Brooks fans celebrate his first Irish show in 25 years, cowboy hats and all.

Dublin or Lower Broadway? Thousands of Garth Brooks fans celebrate his first Irish show in 25 years, cowboy hats and all.
travelers tagging bags

'The summer of stress': Amid airline staffing shortages, lost luggage rates have soared

'The summer of stress': Amid airline staffing shortages, lost luggage rates have soared
a woman enters the Supreme Court in London

Northern Ireland decriminalized abortion 3 years ago. But services are still difficult to access.

Northern Ireland decriminalized abortion 3 years ago. But services are still difficult to access.
a lineup of the girls in the show

Why ‘Derry Girls’ has become an international cult hit

The Irish teen comedy ended its run on UK television this week. But it has special significance for women who grew up in Northern Ireland in the 1990s, a period of conflict between Catholics and Protestants often known as the “troubles.” 

Why ‘Derry Girls’ has become an international cult hit
Palestinian protesters fly Palestinian flags and flags of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, DFLP, during clashes with Israeli soldiers at the entrance the Jewish settlement of Beit El, background near the West Bank city of Ramallah.

The politics of Ireland’s enduring support for Palestinians

Ireland is the first EU country to declare that Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories amount to de facto annexation.

The politics of Ireland’s enduring support for Palestinians
A man victoriously holds up a piece of paper and smiles as other people around him also smile

Climate activists get more strategic with their use of the courts

There's a growing trend of activists using lawsuits to hold governments and powerful corporations accountable for their roles in climate change.

Climate activists get more strategic with their use of the courts
Girl stands in front of destroyed buildings

Israel and Hamas begin ceasefire

Top of the World: Israel and Hamas agree to a ceasefire, ending more than a week of hostilities. And Dr. Anthony Fauci weighs in on COVID-19 booster shots. Also, Spain plans to open up to UK tourists without PCR tests this summer.

Israel and Hamas begin ceasefire
A tank is shown in the distance with a soldier on top and fire coming out of the barrel.

Israel deploys ground troops to Gaza border as conflict escalates

Top of The World: Israeli military officials said ground forces have bombarded Gaza with artillery — but have not entered the territory. And, IT systems for the Irish Health Service have been shut down because of a “significant ransomware attack." Also, Colombia’s human rights ombudsman said Tuesday that 168 people have been reported missing

Israel deploys ground troops to Gaza border as conflict escalates
a syrine is shown in a close-up photograph and in soft blue focus.

Irish health system says it's targeted in ransomware attack

Ireland's health service shut down its IT systems on Friday after being targeted in what it called a "significant ransomware attack."

Irish health system says it's targeted in ransomware attack
Areas of west Belfast are dominated by vivid murals depicting armed Loyalist and Republican paramilitary figures.

Is Brexit destabilizing Northern Ireland?

Last month's violence in Northern Ireland was blamed on anger over Brexit but, upon closer inspection, the issues run much deeper.

Is Brexit destabilizing Northern Ireland?
Animation of girl with blonde hair holding a bird and girl with orange hair watching, while sitting on a tree branch

Oscar-nominated 'Wolfwalkers' blends environmental, spiritual history of Ireland

This Oscar contender mixes fantastical folktales and Irish history to tell a story that feels fresh.

Oscar-nominated 'Wolfwalkers' blends environmental, spiritual history of Ireland
Violet Gibson made international headlines when she shot Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, on April 7, 1926, but she has long been forgotten.

The woman who shot Benito Mussolini was forgotten for decades. Ireland wants to change that.

Violet Gibson from Dublin never made it into the history books. But she did come very close to changing the course of 20th-century Europe. She shot Benito Mussolini in 1926. Nearly a century later, the Irish capital is going to honor her. 

The woman who shot Benito Mussolini was forgotten for decades. Ireland wants to change that.
View of the mass grave at the Bon Secours mother-and-baby Home, Tuam County Galway Republic of Ireland.

The Irish govt and Catholic Church apologized for abusive mother-and-baby homes. Survivors say it’s not enough.  

The apologies follow a five-year investigation that found an “appalling level of infant mortality” in the institutions. 

The Irish govt and Catholic Church apologized for abusive mother-and-baby homes. Survivors say it’s not enough.