A commemoration parade to mark the 90th anniversary of the Easter 1916 Rising passes the GPO in Dublin city centre in 2006. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times 7:08

(...)’s meaningA new subject, Politics and Society, will be trialled in Irish schools from September next year(...)

Then US senator Barack Obama   greets his grandmother Sarah Obama, at her rural home in Siaya, Kisumu,  Kenya, 365km from Nairobi,  on August 26th,  2006.  Mr Obama is to pay his first visit to Kenya this summer since he was elected president of the United States. Photograph: Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images

(...) celebrated the connections between Irish-Americans and their forefathers, President Obama’s trip will honour(...)

 Catherine Fulvio during a cookery class at Ballyknocken House & Cookery School, Glenealy, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

(...); and keep it simple.I’m not quite sure whether it’s our Irish roots or our Italian connections that(...)

The Edward M Kennedy Institute opens on March 30th on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Boston, dedicated to the late US senator Edward Kennedy, pictured here (front) with Al Gore in 2000. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

(...) to find compromise on contentious issues.Representing the Irish Government, the Minister described Mr(...)

Irish Roots

One of the strongest drivers of genealogical research is the feeling of bringing back into the light individuals who have been forgotten or deliberate(...)

(...) are part of a new generation of craft producers that are redefining Irish gin. Sales of gin are(...)

 Graham and Gemma Dwyer at home in Gulistan Cottages, Dublin 6, in May 2007. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

(...) spoken to The Irish Times describe a short-tempered man obsessed with what others thought of him, his(...)

(...)-based Coventry bloke Obaro Ejimiwe blends his background roots (Dominica and Nigeria) with a level of mesmeric(...)

Harry Arter training with the Republic of Ireland squad at Gannon Park, Malahide. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

(...)’t go up, we just try to enjoy him while we’ve got him.”The last time Arter pulled on an Irish shirt(...)

(...) reasonable twitchiness among Irish professionals. American big business has a long history of competing(...)