President Michael D Higgins: will be present at ecumenical service to mark death 1,000 years ago.Photograph: Alan Betson

President Michael D Higgins will attend an ecumenical service in Dublin on Wednesday to mark the death of Brian Boru 1,000 years ago at the Battle (...)

Statue of Edmund Burke at Trinity College Dublin. Is Burke’s attitude to human rights relevant today?

Baroness Onora O’Neill is an intellectual with a common touch. She has done the BBC Reith lectures, a Ted talk on trust and accountability that has(...)

‘With almost 1,000 in custody in the English and Welsh prison system, Irish prisoners now constitute the second largest ethnic group after Polish prisoners.’ Photograph: Getty Images

The state visit to the UK by the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, has been hailed by many commentators as the placing of the final piec(...)

Traditional musician Donal Lunny playing at the launch of MusicTown in The Mansion House last night. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Rock band Bell X1, folk singer Lisa O’Neill, traditional legend Donal Lunny and classical pianist Fionnuala Moynihan were among the performers (...)

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(...)

President Michael D Higgins speaks at the Guildhall in Coventry during the final part of his state visit to Britain. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland and Britain “are stripping away the old layers of the troubled past” and creating new “hope and opportunity”, President M(...)

President Michael D Higgins, in completing the first State visit to Britain to well-deserved acclamation has surpassed the high expectations se(...)

  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(...)

Members of the Mary McHugh School of Dancing in Coventry wait in anticipation of meeting President Higgins during the final part of his state visit to Britain. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins, sitting in a horse-drawn carriage alongside Queen Elizabeth on Tuesday as it rolled through the streets of Windsor, th(...)

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