In June, billionaire investor Warren Buffett  (left) described Chuck Feeney (right) as “my hero,” when presenting him with a Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement award for pledging to give away billions during his lifetime to numerous causes in Ireland and overseas. 4:27

Irish American philanthropist Chuck Feeney’s dream of giving his entire multibillion fortune away to fund good causes is proving harder because of (...)

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh at the Cenotaph in Coleraine.

Queen Elizabeth concluded her busy three-day visit to Northern Ireland by travelling to Coleraine, Co Derry, yesterday to lay a wreath at the town’s (...)

 All Hallows College, Dublin: valuer and expert in rare books Owen Felix O’Neill claimed last night the loss to the college amounted to “quite a few million.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Gardaí have been called in at All Hallows College, Dublin following the discovery that several very valuable items have gone missing. Fr Patric(...)

Jackie Kennedy horse riding during a family visit to Ireland in 1967. Her letters to an Irish priest have been tipped to fetch more than €1 million. Photograph: Gordon Standing/The Irish Times

The cache of letters from Jackie Kennedy to Fr Joseph Leonard lay in a safe at All Hallows College in Dublin for more than 50 years after his death in(...)

The author quotes the Chinese statesman and military commander Zhuge Liang who said, “The wise win before they fight”, saying this captures an essenti(...)

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. (...)