Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald described the judge as a “fearless defender of the Constitution” and a man of extraordinary intellectual ability who made an enormous contribution. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to the late Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman , saying his loss to Ireland and to law would be enormous. The(...)

The death has occurred of Lieutenant General William “Bill” Callaghan, a former force commander of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon. The 93-year-old f(...)

President  Michael D Higgins has voiced his support for the undocumented Irish in the US. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The undocumented Irish will never be left aside, President Michael D Higgins has said. Speaking at a reception in San Francisco, California, on Sunday(...)

 President Michael D Higgins is seen  at the University of Washington where he delivered a keynote address, entitled, ‘Taking Responsibility for Climate Change: The Challenge to Science and Technology in new Circumstances’. Photograph:  Fennells

The “stealth power” of corporations is not open and accountable in the same way as political power, President Michael D Higgins has said. Criticising (...)

President Michael D Higgins visited schools in Seattle where GAA games are on the curriculum. File photograph: Frank Miller

Mayor of Seattle Ed Murray has congratulated Ireland on the imminent signing of the Marriage Equality Bill. The Bill passed its final stage in the Sea(...)

Stills from a photo album depicting the Royal Munster Fusiliers on duty in Rangoon Burma, not long before the outbreak of the first World War

Irish involvement in the first World War – a timely topic as the centenary commemorations get underway – was, for much of the 20th century, largely ig(...)

President Michael D. Higgins performed the official opening of a sea memorial in Skerries

A memorial to many ships and lives lost off the coast of Skerries in north Dublin was unveiled by President Michael D Higgins yesterday.Known locally (...)

Former DPP Eamonn Barnes

The idea that the Attorney General or her representative would “turn up in a hospital” for a routine hearing for a woman wishing to have a termination(...)