Patrick Pearse’s grandnephew, Patrick Pearse and his grandson Jamie Preston, pause to look at a plaque baring his name during a ceremony to commemorate Pearse, Thomas Clarke and Thomas MacDonagh, who were executed after the Easter Rising, at Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Commemoration events have taken place in the Stonebreakers’ Yard in Kilmainham Gaol to mark 100 years since the start of the executions of the leaders(...)

Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Joe McHugh defended his decision to sanction a grant of €485,000 to restore a theatre in Gaoth Dobhair, Co Donegal, against the advice of Department officials. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Joe McHugh has defended his decision to sanction a grant of €485,000 to restore a theatre in Gaoth Dobhair, Co Don(...)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys during a wreath laying ceremony at the Sigerson Monument in Glasnevin Cemetery on Sunday morning. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

The composer of Amhrán na bhFiann and the creator of the tricolour were remembered on Sunday as part of the 2016 commemorations. Minister for Arts He(...)

Night lights at Malin Head in Co Donegal

The producers of Star Wars have confirmed they are returning to Ireland this year to shoot scenes for the next film in the blockbuster series at locat(...)

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn: “It’s painful but it’s not the end of the world. It’s about going back to basics”

Sinn Féin’s Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, after his defeat to Thomas Pringle in Donegal, learned two lessons from the axioms respectively attributed to the (...)

If there is one thing Joe McHugh (45) has earned plaudits for it is his efforts to learn Irish. He was appointed Minister of State with responsibility(...)

Tweeted by the AAA’s Paul Murphy, he  scored a more palpable hit  with this  picture of Enda and Joan as guitar-wielding members of Status Quo.

BAND ON THE RUN Nice to see some maturity at last in the electoral debate as it enters its final week. “The Labour Party so out of touch they don’t ev(...)

The Irish Offshore Operators’ Association welcomed the interest which they said was not a surprise despite the low price of a barrel of oil

A record number of licencing options for offshore exploration have been received by the Government despite the drop in the price of oil. Some 43 ap(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Charlie McConalogue (above) has 17 per cent support in the opinion poll in Donegal. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil look poised to land a shock result in the general election by taking two seats out of five in the new constituency of Donegal, according t(...)

Comharchumann Forbartha Árann said that while the co-op was “delighted that the service is continuing”, it needed “clarification on a contract and on equality of ticket price”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Aran Island residents who were facing the loss of the sole ferry link to Inis Mór from next week have been told the service is to continue. The Depar(...)