RTÉ’s Seán O’Rourke: “I felt almost sense of bereavement when I heard the news.”   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The final edition of the Connacht Sentinel has hit newsstands in Galway city as the tabloid becomes the latest newspaper to fall victim to challengi(...)

Evelyn Forde and Annette Hunter-Evans, founders of Cherish. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

As soon as the “little tot” was put in her arms the feeling of all- consuming love took her breath away. “The overwhelming outpouring of love was some(...)

Fr Martin Clarke died as he lived, proclaiming: “We are an Easter people and Alleluia is our song.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Martin Clarke, who has died aged 66, was a priest of the Dublin diocese, an urbane pastor who helped rebuild confidence in the Catholic Church after a(...)

President Michael D Higgins shakes hands with El Salvador’s president Mauricio Funes after being honoured with the Jose Matias Delgado state award at the presidential house in San Salvador yesterday. Photograph: Ulises Rodriguez/Reuters

President Michael D Higgins has praised efforts to register the names of all those killed in El Salvador’s 12-year civil war, saying that only throug(...)

 President Michael D Higgins: arrived in El Salvador last night for the first time in 31 years. Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

The second last time Michael D Higgins visited El Salvador the then Labour TD and his monitoring team were stopped at gunpoint from entering the count(...)

Arthur Pennell and Peter Murphy, at the time of the revelation that Peter was the son of Eamon Casey. Photograph Matt Kavanagh

A frosty reception from Bishop Eamon Casey and his then comparatively affluent circumstances in Galway prompted the 1992 call to The Irish Times which(...)

Retiring head of the Centre for Cross-Border Studies Andy Pollak has called for an increased focus on practical North-South co-operation.

Andy Pollak, who is standing down as head of the Centre for Cross-Border Studies in Armagh, has warned that the British and Irish governments are losi(...)