British ambassador Dominick Chilcott at the launch of The Irish Country house and The Great War in The National Library. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Irish and British governments have been as “good as their word” in ensuring the decade of commemorations is marked in a “spirit of historical acc(...)

Prince Edward will attend a ceremony to unveil a war memorial Cross of Sacrifice at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin next Thursday. Photograph: Pool/Getty Images

President Higgins will be accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent, for the unveiling of a war memorial Cross of Sacrifice at(...)

Dr Maurice Hayes called for “the transfer of substantial powers and responsibilities to a reinvigorated local government”. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Ireland’s political difficulties are compounded by a “lack of engagement” by the electorate and especially by the young, the MacGill Summer School ha(...)

Bloodstock exports from the Republic to Britain were worth €204 million last year and Britain is the biggest market for Irish-bred horses. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

The British-Irish Chamber of Commerce is going racing this week to help cement the trading relationship between the two countries that the latest fig(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers and Minister for Heritage Jimmy Deenihan at Glasnevin. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy/The IrishTimes 1:06

The British Government will send representatives to the Easter 1916 commemorations in two years’ time, the Secretary of State for Northern Irel(...)

President Michael D Higgins’s three-day state visit next April will include a state banquet at Windsor Castle, meetings with political leaders, and most likely a banquet for business leaders, hosted by the lord mayor of London at the city’s Guildhall venue. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The forthcoming visit of President Michael D Higgins to Britain opens up “limitless and endless opportunities” for Ireland, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has s(...)

The Irish Army No 1 Band (in black) and the Band of the King’s Division (red)  played together at the British ambassador’s annual summer party at his residence in Dublin last night.

It would have seemed impossible in previous decades but last night members of a British army band and the Irish Army No 1 Band came together to perfor(...)

Seamus Heaney’s remains are carried by his sons Michael (left) and Christopher (centre) and their uncle Barry Devlin  at the Church of the Sacred Heart Donnybrook. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Poet Seamus Heaney’s last words were in a text message to his wife Marie last Friday, minutes before he passed away, his son Michael said yesterday. “(...)

The report follows on from a joint statement on co-operation issued in March 2012 by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Prime Minister David Cameron

The Irish and British governments plan to pilot a single visa for travel to the two countries this year in a bid to boost tourism to both countries.Ac(...)