Henry Healy escaped without a conviction after Judge Patrick Durcan noted that the Moneygall man “has an impeccable record of service to the State”.

Barack Obama’s eighth cousin, Henry Healy, pleaded guilty at Ennis District Court yesterday to careless driving.However, the 29-year old escaped witho(...)

First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters  Malia (14) and Sasha (12) at the start of Riverdance at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

It isn’t often that a first lady orchestrates the ovation. But last evening in Dublin, Michelle Obama found herself on the other side of the applause,(...)

US president Barack Obama receives a bowl of shamrock from Taoiseach Enda Kenny during last night’s St Patrick's Day reception at the White House. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Reuters

US president Barack Obama said that the achievement of the many Irish in America was another reason why his administration needed “to build an (...)