Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys (fourth from right) led wreath-laying to commemorate the dead of the first and second World Wars at a ceremony at the National War Memorial Gardens in Islandbridge, Dublin on July 11th, 2015. To the left are newly elected Dublin Lord Mayor Cllr Críona Ní Dhálaigh and Lord Mayor of Belfast Cllr Arder Carson. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The Sinn Féin Lord Mayors of Dublin and Belfast and the Sinn Féin Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly have laid wreaths at a ceremony in Dublin t(...)

There is a serious problem of human trafficking in Ireland and the Church and other voluntary bodies had a responsibility to address it, the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said. File photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

There is a serious problem of human trafficking in Ireland and the Church and other voluntary bodies had a responsibility to address it, the Catholic (...)

President Micheal D Higgins laying a wreath to honour those who died during the Easter Rising in 1916. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister of State Brian Hayes has said he “fundamentally disagrees” with those who say members of Britain’s royal (...)

Army head chaplain Msgr Eoin Thynne: had mentioned the President’s message in ‘reference to the general change in society with reference to the meaning of Christmas’, an Army spokesman said. Photograph: Defence Forces

Defence Forces chief of staff Lieut Gen Conor O’Boyle has conveyed his regret for any embarrassment caused to President Michael D Higgins as a resu(...)