NCH chairman Gerry Kearney, Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys and NCH chief executive Simon Taylor with Martin Hayes (fiddle) and Dennis Cahill (guitar) at the launch of Imagining Home

Last week the National Concert Hall announced a series of seven concerts under the title Imagining Home. The venture, which will run through Easter(...)

 Minister of State for Equality  Aodhán Ó Ríordáin at Leinster House, Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The number of asylum seekers being granted leave to remain in the State has increased by more than 60 per cent since last year, while the number of de(...)

New chief of staff Vice Admiral Mark Mellett: “We don’t know what’s around the corner, what challenges might face us.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Thirty years ago, Air India Flight 182 was destroyed at 31,000ft off the West coast of Ireland by a bomb that had been smuggled on board before it (...)

A Bollywood Kids dance was part of the Diwali Festival of Lights organised by the Indian Cultural and Sports Community Galway and Indian Society at NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Galway’s Indian community celebrated “light over darkness” at its annual Diwali festival at the weekend, when a tribute was paid to former particip(...)

Mourners light candles at a Place de la République in Paris, France on Saturday, November 14th, 2015.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

In driving rain and storm force winds, several hundred people joined French honorary consul Catherine Gagneux at Galway’s Spanish Arch for a minute’s (...)

Speaking in Galway on Saturday, where he attended a vigil with the French honorary consul Catherine Gagneux and a celebration of Diwali with the Indian community, Minister of State Aodhán Ó Riordáin said: “Irish people connect with those truly republican French values of liberty equality and fraternity, and those values are going to be sorely tested now”. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Minister of State at the Department of Justice Aodhán Ó Riordáin has said an “attack on France” is an “attack on us, as Europeans”, but has expressed (...)

Minister of State for the national drugs strategy, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said proposals to change drugs legislation will be brought before Cabinet in November. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Proposals to change drugs legislation to allow for medically supervised drug injection centres will be brought before Cabinet this month, a confere(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said she hopes that a book written by her predecessor Eamon Gilmore which is highly critical of her becomes a Christmas bestseller. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said she hopes a book written by her predecessor Eamon Gilmore, which is highly critical of her, becomes a Christmas bestsell(...)

Dean McCarron (23), who died in San Francisco last week.

The remains of an Irish man who died in the US last week are due to arrive in Dublin Airport on Thursday, with his funeral set to take place on Saturd(...)

Police in the United States are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding Dean MacCearaín’s death, and the Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to his family.

Tributes have been paid to young Co Monaghan man Dean MacCearaín who died in San Francisco on Wednesday. Mr MacCearaín was described by friends as an (...)