Prince Andrew attended a commemoration in 2003 in Kinsale in Co Cork to mark the 400th anniversary of the Battle of Kinsale. Photograph: Jonathan Buckmaster/Getty Images

The decision to invite members of the British royal family to centenary commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising would only be appropriate in the c(...)

Saif al-Islam, son of Libyan leader Muammar Gadafy.  Photograph: Reuters/Paul Hackett

The war crimes trial of two sons of Libya’s former dictator Muammar Gadafy begins amid tight security in Tripoli today, in a case causing sensa(...)

Windsor Castle: the repository of  flags of  Irish regiments in the British army which have not been seen in public since 1922. Photograph: Reuters

‘Hang up your brightest colours,” advised George Bernard Shaw after the death of Michael Collins. Both men would surely have relished this hist(...)

      Mr Higgins and his wife Sabina will stay at Windsor Castle – a privilege usually accorded only to visiting monarchs and one United States president, Ronald Reagan. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

President Michael D Higgins’s State visit to Britain next month – the first by an Iris(...)

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(...)