Lady Neville-Rolfe: “Some villages will end up without retail.”

Lucy Neville-Rolfe remembers when her then young children caused chaos running around 10 Downing Street during John Major’s years when she came in one(...)

 Micheál Martin laying a  wreath at the Fianna Fáil Easter Rising commemoration at Arbour Hill, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Fianna Fáil leader has criticised the Irish and British governments for failing to use the close relations between the two co(...)

President Michael D Higgins: accompanies by group of key officials and dignatories. Photograph: Alan Betson

At least eight key Government advisors and senior civil servants attended last week’s royal banquet at Windsor Castle for the (...)

President Michael D Higgins and  Queen Elizabeth  before the banquet held at Windsor Castle. Photograph: Alan Betson

History, good and bad, has happened inside the walls of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster for centuries and then, sometimes, it comes bac(...)

  Duncan Stewart on Newstalk: ‘Give me 10 minutes or I’m not staying in this studio’

It is an unprecedented visit, the momentousness of which is reflected in the logistics of the occasion. From the moment Cathal Mac Coille intro(...)

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh bid farewell to President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina at the end of their official visit at Windsor Castle this morning. Photograph: Getty 1:47

The Queen bid farewell to President Michael D Higgins this morning, drawing to a close a historic four-day state visit to the UK. The p(...)

 Queen Elizabeth walks with  President Michael D Higgins, followed by his wife Sabina  and Prince Philip at Windsor Castle yesterday. Photograph: Steve Parsons/Reuters 2:23

Queen Elizabeth has said the “regrettable pain” felt by many in Ireland and the United Kingdom at our chequered history could be overcome for t(...)

Cork City Council is to award President Michael D Higgins the freedom of the city. Photograph: The Irish Times

Cork City Council is to award President Michael D Higgins the freedom of the city. The decision followed a vote at a council meeting las(...)

A file image of President Michael D Higgin with former president Mary Robinson at Aras an Uachtarain. Mr Higgins is likely to join Ms Robinson in being conferred with the freedom of Cork city. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins is set to be honoured with the Freedom of Cork city. City Lord Mayor, Cllr Catherine Clancy will next week ask coun(...)

The Hollande affair: perhaps a little more ‘Confessions of a Window Cleaner’ than ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

There have, in recent weeks, been few more amusing phenomena than the spectacle of the British media pondering their French counterparts’ attitude to (...)