President Michael D Higgins speaks to the media before  his departure  for London at Casement Aerodrome. With him are  his wife  Sabina and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Leaving Casement Aerodrome yesterday, President Michael D Higgins said he hoped the four-day state visit to B(...)

 The President Micheal D Higgins and his wife Sabina departing for their State visit to Britain at Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel today. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has arrived in London for the first ever State visit to Britain by an Irish president. Mr Higgins and his wif(...)

An undated handout provided by British Crossrail shows osteologist Don Walker laying out the skeleton of a Black Plague victim discovered in the Charterhouse Square in Farringdon, London. Photograh: Crossrail /EPA

An investigation into skeletons found in a plague burial ground concluded that four in 10 Londoners killed during the Black Death grew up in o(...)

Mr Higgins will be honoured at a state banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle. Photograph:L Andrew Winning/Reuters

Áras an Uachtaráin has released details of the upcoming state visit by President Michael D Higgins to Britain. The visit follows the successful(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: former Luxembourg prime minister is favourite to be EPP candidate

European centre-right leaders will decide today in Dublin between Luxembourg’s former premier Jean-Claude Juncker and French EU commissioner Mi(...)

British prime minister David Cameron (centre) leaves Downing street to attend prime ministers questions at the Houses of Parliament. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The European Union’s top court has dismissed Britain’s challenge to a law on banning the short-selling of shares in market emergencies, dealing a blow(...)

Ukip (United Kingdom Independence Party) leader Nigel Farage delivers a speech on the City and Europe, at Fishmongers Hall, in central London. Photographer: Tal Cohen/EPA

The leader of Britain’s anti-EU party appealed to the financial services industry today to back his campaign for a European Union exit, saying Europea(...)

Eight out of 10 US office workers claim to suffer from workplace stress. Picture posed by model. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Which is worse: office life now or 50 years ago? When this question was put to me last week by a television researcher, I didn’t need to think for mor(...)

With children, age is the first thing we want to know. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Last week I was talking to a group of twenty-something women lawyers who had just started work in the City of London. One told me she was fed up with (...)

Inquest heard today  the German student was taking medication for epilepsy, but had not told anyone at the bank about his condition. Photograph: Reuters

A 21-year-old intern died of an epileptic fit that may have been triggered by fatigue after working “exceptional” hours at a top investment bank, an i(...)

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