Members of the Lord Edward’s Own historical re-enactment group taking part on Saturday in Kilcoole’s heritage weekend marking the north Wicklow village’s role in the Irish Vonunteer gun running 100 years ago. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Themes of reconciliation, diversity and reflective consideration of Ireland’s chequered modern history dominated sentiment in the north Wicklow villag(...)

Jimmy Kearns of Kearns Fruit Farm, Curraghgraigue, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, in one of his strawberry fields. Photograph: Mary Browne

They’re working flat out down on Jimmy Kearns’s fruit farm in Wexford trying to keep up with demand for strawberries – demand fuelled in part by the e(...)

Prince Edward will attend a ceremony to unveil a war memorial Cross of Sacrifice at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin next Thursday. Photograph: Pool/Getty Images

President Higgins will be accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent, for the unveiling of a war memorial Cross of Sacrifice at(...)

The number of criminal cases processed by the Director of Public Prosecutions last year was at its lowest in more than 10 years.According to the annu(...)

 The Asgard in 1961 after the yacht was bought by the government. Photograph: Trinity College Dublin

A week after the Howth gun-running of July 26th, 1914, there occurred the equally audacious gun-running at Kilcoole in Co Wicklow – the other half,(...)

Victor Edmonds with a Christmas card sent home by his grandfather Samuel Edmonds during the World War I Roadshow in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Charles Eastment from Somerset was 19 and a private in the 11th Hussars when he was posted to Dublin in 1907. There he met seamstress Rosanna Ward, an(...)

Trinity College to host “informative and thought-provoking day concerning Ireland’s part in World War One”.Photograph: Frank Miller

People who have family memorabilia related to the first World War will have an opportunity this week to show it to experts in Trinity College Dublin,(...)

Palestinian farmer Basem Bani Jaber inspects his property which Palestinians said was burnt by Jewish settlers in in the West Bank village of Aqraba, near Nablus this week.

The Government has issued formal advice to Irish citizens and companies warning them against investing in, or doing business with, Israeli enterprise(...)

Minister for Development Joe Costello said Ireland continued to deliver substantial overseas assistance during difficult financial times in part because of “strong legacy reasons going back to the famine”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The total amount of money given by Ireland in overseas development assistance increased last year in monetary terms from €628.9 million in 2012 to €63(...)

A security guard walks in front of the Planalto Palace In Brasilia as it is lit up in the colours of the Brazilian national flag ahead of the World Cup. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

There are parts of Brasilia, Brazil’s federal capital created out of nothing in the middle of the country in the late 1950s and early ’60s, that seem (...)