Mary and Martin McAleese with TK Whitaker during yesterday's SDLP lunch in his honour. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Few live as long and accomplish as much as has Dr TK Whitaker. Fewer still live long enough to sit listening to the unqualified praise of their pee(...)

Amy Chua was guest speaker at The Gloss/Vodafone Look the Business networking event 3:26

Three years ago she was arguably the most hated mother in America, but last night Amy Chua spoke in front of a capacity audience at the Mansion House (...)

Historian Dr Brian P Murphy acknowledged  Ireland’s relationship with the United Kingdom had enjoyed positive advances in recent years thanks to the state visits to Ireland by the Queen Elizabeth II and to the UK by President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ireland’s improved relationship with the United Kingdom should not prohibit the state from according a pre-eminent position to the commemoration of th(...)

Like our two glorious former presidents, Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese, Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald has all the trappings of power and choice and autonomy, yet she has none of them. No woman is immune from our State’s desire to tell her what to do with her body, even when she is the head of that State. There is no escape from our obsession with ovaries, no matter whose ovaries they are. 
Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There’s something about Mary. And Bridget. And Ciara. And Katie. And Ngozi. There’s something about these women. There’s something about all women in (...)

President Michael D Higgins said it was an honour to  become a Freeman of a city of writers, poets, sports stars, patriots and composers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins today recalled Cork’s great contributions to Irish politics, sport and culture over the past 100 years as he spoke (...)

 President Michael D. Higgins and Queen Elizabeth during the banquet held at Windsor Castle this evening. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A Shoilse Banríon, A Mhargacht Ríoga: Your Majesty, Your Royal Highness: Thank you for your kind and generous welcome and for the w(...)

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(...)

From left: Cindy McCain, Trudy Styler, Ban Soon-Taek, Kim Cattrall, Naomi Campbell, Muna Rihani Al Nasser and Nassir Al-Nasser attend the “March in March” to end violence against women, at The United Nations last week on International Women’s Day. Photograph: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

At the Beyoncé concert in the O2 arena in Dublin on Saturday night, lyrics from the song Flawless (...)

John Larkin: said there should be an end to prosecutions for Troubles-related killings. Photograph: NewRayPics

John Larkin, Northern Ireland’s single-minded Attorney General, is not a lawyer to avoid controversy whether that be stepping into rows over gay adopt(...)