A set of forks which belonged to Jonathan Swift have green-stained ivory handles which  carry the initials of the writer and his family coat of arms

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), the renowned Anglo-Irish satirist and Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, used his quill to deadly effect to puncture (...)

Annette and Paul Costello, at Obama Cafe, Main Street, Moneygall, Co Offaly. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The flags are still flying in Moneygall, Co Offaly – American flags, that is. Moneygall’s one street is flanked with American and Irish flags, just(...)

President Barack Obama will visit Belfast before joining the G8 summit in Fermanagh next month to urge Stormont leaders to cou(...)