President Michael D Higgins is applauded by his wife, Sabina, Higgins (second left), John Bercow (right), the speaker of the House of Commons, and Frances D’Souza, the speaker at the House of Lords, following his speech to the British parliament yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Lefteris Pitarakis

While the preview of the visit of President Michael D Higgins to Britain did not make the front page of any of the British new(...)

At the end of a very special day, they raised their glasses and toasted the future. A good future. One that many Irishmen and wom(...)

 President  Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina with Viscount Henry Hood, lord-in-waiting to  Queen Elizabeth, who greeted the president  at  Heathrow yesterday. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Sometimes, the small things are what make a house a home, no matter how grand its walls. Today, President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina(...)

 University College Cork’s  Michael Quillivan eludes  David Hyland of NUI Maynooth during the Sigerson Cup semi-final at The Dub, Queens University in Belfast. Photo: Matt Mackey/Inpho/Presseye

UCC 1-14 NUI Maynooth 0-12 Kerry forward Conor Cox kicke(...)

Simone Walsh (21) is from Glasnevin in Dublin. She is training to be a primary-school teacher online with Hibernia College. (...)

 Police  work to assist motorists as they attempt to drive up a hill covered in snow in Charlotte, North Carolina, yesterday. Photograph: Chris Keane/Reuters

A deadly winter storm gripped the southeastern US yesterday, crippling travel, grounding flights, knocking out power to 363,000 customers and (...)

Syrian deputy foreign minister Faisal Mekdad is flanked by police officers after the second round of talks between Syrian government and opposition at UN HQ in Geneva. Photograph: Salvatore di Nolfi/EPA

The Syrian government and opposition delegations participating in UN-brokered talks aimed at ending the country’s civil war are unevenly matched. Whil(...)

Tom Clonan with his son Eoghan (11) and Duke, Eoghan’s assistance dog, at home in Booterstown, south Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

My son attends the Central Remedial Clinic in Dublin. Eoghan is 11 years old and suffers from a rare and serious neuromuscular disease. He was a healt(...)

There has been no shortage of surprise results in the Irish Senior Cup in recent seasons, but Glenanne’s victory on penalty strokes over Pegasus in Be(...)

Richard Clements and Ivan Little in Summertime. Photograph: Neil Harrison Photography

SummertimeThe Mac, Belfast***Its title may hint of long, balmy days, but warm and fragrant this play is emphatically not. In David Ireland’s new play (...)

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