Mary and Martin McAleese with TK Whitaker during yesterday's SDLP lunch in his honour. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

‘Greatest Living Irish Person’ honoured at lunch organised by the SDLP in Dublin’s Convention Centre

Michael Laffan (left) at the launch of his biography of WT Cosgrave at the Royal Irish Academy yesterday with  former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave,  and Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Johnny Bambury

Former taoiseach says book the result of exhaustive and meticulous research

Memorial tablets to Irish soldiers, Sergeant Wynn Ware (RIF) and Major Charles Henry Tippett of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, in Green Hill Cemetery, Suvla Bay. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Almost 100 years on it is hard to imagine the carnage that ensued in this peaceful, Turkish seaside resort. Only the graves bear t(...)

Ian Paisley  jnr speaks at the memorial service yesterday at the Ulster Hall in Belfast. Photograph: Presseye - Pool /Getty Images

Late DUP leader’s life celebrated through song and sermon

Boats moored on the shores of Lough Derg
Messing about on boats

A tranquil weekend trip along the Shannon and on Lough Derg

The SFA claims
 the Government has broken a promise to end the 3 per cent USC charge imposed earlier on the self-employed.

Imposition of 11 per cent USC on self-employed earning over €100,000 deemed unfair

Dublin Airport. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Earlier Bosnia-bound jet took off and landed twice with technical problems

Cenotaph in London. Photograph: Thinkstock

Ireland’s Ambassador to Britain will lay a wreath on November 9th – the Sunday closest to Armistice Day

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