Dominick Chilcott, British Ambassador to Ireland, addressing an Irish Exporters Association forum on Wednesday. Photograph: Maxwells.

The British government will not hold a second referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union “if the people deliver the wrong answer” in the (...)

Gordon D’Arcy and Aoife Cogan at the Ireland Funds Annual Fundraiser in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, where the former Irish Rugby International was honoured. Photograph: Collins

For the first time in 16 seasons Gordon D’Arcy will not be involved in the Six Nations rugby championship this weekend. Instead, he was honoured yest(...)

 Dominick Chilcott, British Ambassador to Ireland .Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The strength of Britain’s draft agreement on EU membership has surprised many eurosceptics, according to Britain’s ambassador to Ireland Dominick Chi(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and UK prime minister David Cameron: Government sources expect Mr Cameron to provide Mr Kenny with an update on his negotiations to date. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and British prime minister David Cameron meet in Downing Street on Monday to discuss Britain’s negotiations on remaining in the (...)

Leslie Greer (98), who worked as an analyst in Bletchley Park during the second World War. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

One woman’s role in the extraordinary work carried out in Bletchley Park, Britain’s second World War code-breaking and intelligence-analysing centre, (...)

Jockey Adrian Heskin after competing in The Cardinal Capital Handicap Hurdle at Leopardstown. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Covering the races at Leopardstown at Christmas always feels a bit like staring in a Samuel Beckett play, except it’s Bono not Godot that has folk wai(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and Major General David O’Morchoe, President Royal British Legion, lay wreaths at the Remembrance Sunday service, at St Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

There is not a village or town in any county in Ireland that did not suffer losses in the first World War, a remembrance service at St Patrick’s Ca(...)

A deserted street in Dublin during the Easter Rising in 1916.

A civilian who was killed during the Easter Rising has had a new gravestone and plaque unveiled in his name at Glasnevin Cemetery. Edward Murphy (42)(...)

Minister of State  Dara Murphy: he beat Senator Colm Burke by a narrow margin (188 votes to 172) at the recent convention. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Over a dozen long-serving Fine Gael members walked out of a constituency meeting in Cork North Central last week when a supporter of Dara Murphy, M(...)

Eamonn McEneaney, director of Waterford Treasures, at the bust of Field Marshal Frederick Roberts. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A bust of the oldest soldier on record to to die in the first World War was yesterday unveiled alongside the memorial to the youngest documented ca(...)