Sabina Higgins (third from left) with Bruk Hiwet (left) and Nati Yohannes (right) of the Makush art gallery Addis Ababa,  Ethopiaid executive director Liam Barnard and Harriet and Martin Andrews, who run the Hamlin fistula hospital in Addis Ababa. Photograph: Alan Betson

A major exhibition of more than 150 works by Ethiopian artists was opened in Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre on Thursday evening by Sabina Higgins, wife (...)

 President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has signed the result of last May’s marriage referendum into the Constitution. The Thirty-Fourth Amendment of the C(...)

Michael Collins, who was sent to Frongoch in Wales following the 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Hulton Archive

President Michael D Higgins has been invited to the Welsh village of Frongoch next year to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising. Frongoch, which(...)

Went to see that film Love & Mercy recently. It’s a biopic (biographical picture) and the subject is genius singer-song writer Brian Wilson, th(...)

Mary Keane: died on Saturday following a short illness

The funeral has taken place in Listowel of Mary Keane, the widow of the late playwright John B Keane. Ms Keane, who was born Mary O’Connor, died on S(...)

 President Michael D Higgins travelled to Áras an Uachtaráin on Tuesday night to be in Dublin to meet departing Israeli  ambassador Boaz Modai on Wednesday.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins met the departing Israeli ambassador to Ireland on Wednesday after confusion over claims of a diplomatic snub. The Preside(...)

‘Student accommodation is another area where significant shortages are emerging and a rapidly increased supply is essential.’ Photograph: Getty Images

There has been a lot of discussion in the media about the need to increase housing supply and the supply of office space, with concerns expressed abou(...)

Website of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2015, taking place in Sligo.

Sligo was full of people dragging wheelie suitcases and musical instruments through its streets on Sunday as Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann , “the biggest (...)

 President Michael D Higgins. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 3:44

President Michael D Higgins has described the EU’s response to the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean as “grossly inadequate” and “shameful”. Mr H(...)

Michael D Higgins: “We live in an age characterised by intolerable global inequality, widespread political alienation and disillusionment, rising intolerance where faith-based systems are distorted and abused into extremism, and resulting unprecedented levels of human displacement.” File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire 3:44

Opening address by President Michael D Higgins on the occasion of Amnesty International’s International Council Meeting, Dublin Distinguished Guests, (...)