Rev Dr William O’Neill, who  had been author of Presbyterian Notes for The Irish Times since 1960.  Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

His name is Bill O’Neill and at the end of last month he finished writing for The Irish Times after 55 years. Is this a record? He had been author of(...)

Niall Toibin   at a ceremony in Cork city hall where he was bestowed with  the Freedom of the City of Cork  in recognition of his lifetime contribution to film, stage and television. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Actor and comedian Niall Tóibín has been awarded the Freedom of Cork in recognition of his film, television and stage work.Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Mar(...)

Former Korean Air Lines executive Heather Cho covers her face as she is surround by reporters when she is released at a courthouse in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Park Dong-Ju/Yonhap/Reuters

Former Korean Air Lines executive Heather Cho has walked free after nearly five months in prison after an appeals court suspended the sentence she was(...)

US Air Force Thunderbirds fly over the stadium prior to Super Bowl XLIX between Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1st, this year in Glendale, Arizona. Photograph:  Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Over the past decade, the NFL has incorporated more and more overt militaristic pageantry into its games. Air Force jets scream past stadia, trailing (...)

The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue du Bois by Fortunino Matania, which now hangs in Gleesons pub in Booterstown, Co Dublin

A harp given by the poet WB Yeats to Maud Gonne – which she apparently played while he recited his verse – made €37,000 and was the top lot in Whyte’s(...)

Hans Holbein (right) ridden by Ryan Moore wins The MBNA Chester Vase. Photograph: Martin Rickett

Hans Holbein leapt into the picture for the Investec Derby when giving trainer Aidan O’Brien a welcome turn of fortunes with an all-the-way success in(...)

Ryan Moore partnered Hans Holbein to victory in the Chester Vase, giving Aidan O’Brien his sixth win in the race. Photograph: PA

Hans Holbein leapt into the picture for the Investec Derby when giving trainer Aidan O’Brien a welcome turn of fortunes with an all-the-way success in(...)

Trainer David Wachman  with Ryan Moore after he rode Legatissimo to win The Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Ryan Moore returns to the Curragh today on the back of a Newmarket Guineas double that has sealed his new tie-up with the Coolmore Stud. A barnstormi(...)

President John F Kennedy travels in an open-top car along Forster Street, Galway city in June 1963. Photograph: Stan Shields

Gardaí were instructed to get a haircut, wear their best uniform, look “first-class” and monitor suspicious Russian journalists during the visit of Pr(...)

The burial of Irish US marine Liam Flynn at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia yesterday. Flynn, from Clane, Co Kildare, was aboard a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed last month in Navarre, Florida. Photograph: Marty Katz/washingtonphotographer.com 1:30

Irish-American Liam Flynn, the US special forces marine killed in a helicopter crash off Florida last month, was laid to rest at an emotional ceremony(...)