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 (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Sam Reddy and Rebecca Harte  at the Patrick MacGill Summer School in Glenties, Co Donegal last night. Photograph: Declan Doherty

“The republic that was created from the ashes of the rising was a perversion of the human rights ideals of 1916,” the outgoing Ombudsman and Inform(...)