Mexico’s foreign minister José Antonio Meade,  President Michael D Higgins and Joe Costello   at a bust of Comandante John Riley opposite a memorial to the Batallón de San Patricio at the Plaza San Jacinto in Mexico City. Photograph: Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography

President Michael D Higgins paid tribute at a ceremony in Mexico City to Irish soldiers who fought for Mexico with the famous St Patrick’s Battalion (...)

School of jazz: every year, the Sligo Jazz Project assembles a roll call of internationally renowned musicians and puts them in a local national school with a group of students from all over Europe

Rufus Reid has travelled the world and seen more than his fair share of jazz festivals, but the famous bass player has always felt particularly at hom(...)