Lieutenant Maurice Dease died of his wounds and is buried in St Symphorien cemetery. President Michael D. Higgins visited the cemetery earlier this month. He  is pictured with Joachim Guack  of Germany, Britain’s Prince William, British PM David Cameron and King Philippe of Belgium. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire 4:28

A memorial paving stone to Lieutenant Maurice Dease, the first winner of the Victoria Cross (VC) during the First World War, will be unveiled at Glasn(...)

Former taoiseach Albert Reynolds with his wife, Kathleen, in 1996: he got a palpable buzz out of life and people, without a drop of alcohol passing his lips (apart from a sip of champagne in September 1994 when the IRA declared a ceasefire, his life’s great achievement). Photograph: Frank Miller

It was 1977, the general election was in full swing and the one feature that could not be ignored – apart from Fianna Fáil’s brazen, vote-buying mani(...)

A file image from 1986 of Albert Reynolds at the C&D Pet Food factory in Edgeworthstown Co Longford. Photograph: Collins

Despite his deteriorating health in recent years, the death of former Fianna Fail taoiseach Albert Reynolds has been met with shock and sadness in Lon(...)

Counting votes in Keenagh Community Centre during the Westmeath-Longford byelection last may: photographers had no access to wifi to send photos of the winner back to newsrooms; the mobile phone signal was also too weak for the task. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

As the counting of votes in the local and European elections got under way last May, candidates and media packed into community halls around the coun(...)

 Dr James Reilly  approved 17 projects for payment that had not been recommended by officials. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Counties Westmeath and Longford fared worst in the distribution of National Lottery funding from the Department of Health when James Reilly was minis(...)

Sky will continue to broadcast the All-Ireland series but not exclusively, as RTÉ remain rights holders for the closing stages of the championship.

Sky sports first season of exclusive championship coverage concluded at the weekend with the station’s second highest audience of the summer for Satu(...)

Left, from top, Luan Gallery, which juts over the Shannon; and Poetry in the Park, an Athlone collective that lures people to rivers, canals and boglands for dawn and dusk poetry readings. Middle, Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre at Killashee Bog. Right, from top, Brenda Gleeson in his son Domhnall’s film Noreen; and  Shawbrook Dance School

A comedian interviewed recently about his Australian tour described the most uncultured and racist town he had ever visited as being “even worse th(...)

Pope Francis is seen on a large screen as he speaks during the Angelus prayer in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican yesterday. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Seven Irish Columban priests will be among 124 Catholic missionaries who will be beatified by Pope Francis next Saturday during his visit to South Kor(...)

Kilkenny’s Mark Kelly is tackled by Limerick’s  Wayne McNamara and Gavin O’Mahony. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny 2-13 Limerick 0-17 IT WAS after half-time in yesterday’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final and as a Biblical downpour crashed onto Croke Park, (...)

East Down Foxhounds parade in the Main Arena on the final day of the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show in the RDS, Dublin, today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

County Wicklow rider Jane Bradbury and owner Daphne Tierney won the supreme hunter championship on Saturday morning in the Main Arena with the heavywe(...)