Twenty years ago this month, the first Eurostar service left London’s Waterloo station for Paris. The service still its challenges as many of the carriages feel dated, while wifi is not available. Photograph: Reuters

Zipping through the sedate countryside of northern Belgium, the distinctive blue and yellow blur of the Eurostar can be seen, darting through the tunn(...)

The then president Mrs McAleese, accompanied by her husband Dr Martin McAleese greeting members of the All Ireland choir after the official dedication of the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Belgium in 1998. Photograph: FRANK MILLER

At 11 o’clock today, weather permitting, the sun will illuminate the interior of the Peace Tower in the Island of Ireland Peace Park at Messines in Be(...)

Irish ambassador to London Dan Mulhall lays a wreath at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall, central London, during the annual Remembrance Sunday service. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Irish ambassador to Britain Dan Mulhall today laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in London to mark Remembrance Sunday - the first time Ireland has taken pa(...)

 Queen Elizabeth II attends the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London. Photograph:  Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, yesterday joined in Remembrance Day ceremonies in Enniskillen and Belfas(...)

Queen Elizabeth II and then president Mary McAleese at the wreath laying ceremony at the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin in 2011. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A Dublin man who threw rocks, glass bottles and a bike at riot police and a riot van during Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Ireland has been spared jail af(...)

Joseph O’Brien: to ride Ruler of the World on Champions Day, Britain’s richest raceday.

Joseph O’Brien will replace Frankie Dettori on the 2013 Derby winner Ruler of the World in the Champion Stakes at Ascot tomorrow. Dettori had ridden t(...)

Ivana Bacik said she welcomed the “positive news’’ that Ireland had been invited to participate in the British Armistice day event. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil Senator Labhrás Ó Murchú said it would not be helpful to have a politically divisive debate on the centenary celebration of the 1916 Risin(...)

British prime minister David Cameron speaks to media tycoon Michael  Bloomberg in New York City on Tuesday. He has apologised for a comment he made about the Queen during a discussion with Mr Bloomberg about her reaction to the Scottish Independence referendum outcome. Photograph: Christopher Goodney-Pool/Getty Images. 0:54

British prime minister David Cameron is to make an unprecedented apology in person to Queen Elizabeth II, after being caught privately describing her (...)

Queen Elizabeth with major general David O’Morchoe: He has been widely praised for helping to ensure that Irish soldiers who fought with the British army, especially those who lost their lives in the two world wars, were remembered properly. Photograph: David Sleator

The Royal British Legion has become embroiled in an internal dispute after its Republic of Ireland district president, who accompanied Queen Elizabeth(...)

Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party, delivers his keynote speech to delegates: “Our country nearly broke up. A country that nearly splits apart is not a country in good health.” Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Labour will hire an extra 20,000 nurses and 8,000 doctors for English hospitals, paid for by a levy on luxury homes, tobacco companies and cutting (...)