“It’s a day for boot, bite and bollock,” said Ronan O’Gara on the RTÉ panel. Photograph: Anthony Wallace /AFP/Getty Images

For youngsters, John F Kennedy is the man who promotes wind energy on the telly, but for the rest of us he’s the fella who foresaw how many would feel(...)

 Igor Stravinsky  at Dublin Airport in 1963. Photograph: Tommy Collins/The Irish Times

It’s mostly forgotten now, more than half a century on, but John F Kennedy was not the only international celebrity to visit Ireland in June 1963. T(...)

Minister of State for Diaspora Affairs Jimmy Deenihan said 80 groups had received funding for diaspora projects in 2015, relating to  culture and heritage, genealogy, communications and networking. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Local authorities and community groups are being invited to apply for up to €660,000 in Government funding for projects that “reach out to their diasp(...)

The campaign will highlight that Ireland imports 85 per cent of its energy requirements. Photograph: David Sleator

A €500,000 advertising campaign highlighting the perceived benefits of wind energy begins today. The campaign is funded by the major wind energy com(...)

Tel Aviv: a billboard bearing a portrait of the late Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, ahead of a memorial rally marking the 20th anniversary of his assassination. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Wednesday marks the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, Israel’s former prime minister, who was shot by right-wing extremist Yigal(...)

The Pew Research Center has used US Census Bureau data to create a series of maps showing the top country of origin for for foreign-born migrants in the US by state and year, 1850–2013. In 1870, 1.8 million Irish-born people were living in the US. Image: Pew Research Center

“People imagine if they were in America it would be all sunshine. There is rain, snow, and frost too, so that it is a foolish idea to think when yo(...)

Senator Edward Kennedy giving a news conference about an immigration bill in Washington on May 16th, 2007. A new book about the late politician by his youngest son has provoked strife within the Kennedy family. Photograph: Jamie Rose/The New York Times

The real-life American soap opera that is The Kennedys continued this week with the latest episode being a very public row between immediate family me(...)

US president Barack Obama extends his hand to Cuban president Raul Castro at the start of their meeting at the UN General Assembly in New York, September 29th, 2015. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Barack Obama has met Cuban president Raul Castro at the United Nations in New York, marking the first meeting between the leaders of the (...)

A vintage auto picks up passengers from a charter flight at José Martí Airport, in  Havana.  Photograph: Enrique de la Osa/ Reuters

Rozana loves Rihanna. “I like her songs, the way she dresses, her tattoos, the way she does her hair,” says the 15-year-old of her favourite popsta(...)

The certificate granting the ‘Freedom of the City of Dublin’ to the artist Sir John Lavery in 1935 has turned up after 80 years and is to be sold at auction later this month. Photograph: Fine Art & Collectibles Auctioneers & Valuers

The certificate granting the Freedom of the City of Dublin to the artist Sir John Lavery in 1935 has turned up after 80 years and is to be sold at auc(...)