Argentinian soldiers stand guard outside Government House in Buenos Aires, after the military coup in 1976. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

Dickie Kelly, whose grandfather emigrated from Co Westmeath to Argentina in 1862, is showing me around the graveyard in Mercedes, a town about 80km fr(...)

Fine Gael TD for Cork South West Jim Daly, who had a spot of good luck thanks to his doctor  who alerted him to a suspicious blemish on his face

Most politicians are happy to escape with just a minor mauling after a studio session with Vincent Browne. One Fine Gael TD though is pe(...)

White smoke rises from the chimney above the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican last night, indicating a new pope has been elected. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

The tasks facing Pope Francis I are truly enormous and, while just about everyone wishes him well, you do have to wonder how a man of 76 will b(...)

Newly elected Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina at the Vatican last night. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

The choice of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio to take office as Pope Francis I is an extraordinary leap away from the conservative and cautious nature(...)