Estonian President Ilves on first state visit to Ireland

Dublin  - Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves started a three-day state visit to Ireland Monday, Irish officials said.

Irish minister stands by his Tibet remarks

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Irish president Patrick Hillery dies at 84

Dublin  - Former Irish president Patrick Hillery dies at 84I

Irish team won't boycott Olympic opening ceremony

Dublin  - The president of Ireland's Olympic Council, Pat Hickey, said Thursday that there's no question of the Irish team boycotting the opening ceremony of the Olympics in China this summer.

Irish Finance Minister Brian Cowen declared leader of ruling party

Irish Finance Minister Brian CowenDublin - Irish Finance Minister Brian