Expressions of fury in horses, lions and a man by Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519). Photograph: Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016

A special exhibition of 10 original drawings produced by Leonardo da Vinci will go on show at the National Gallery of Ireland on Wednesday. The work(...)

US president Barack Obama in London: “Maybe some point down the line there might be a UK-US trade agreement, but it’s not going to happen any time soon.” Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Barack Obama has warned that Britain will be “at the back of the queue” in negotiating a new trade deal with the United States if it votes to leave t(...)

US President Barack Obama steps off Air Force One upon arrival at Stansted Airport on Thursday. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

US President Barack Obama made an impassioned appeal on Friday for Britain to remain in the European Union, saying membership had magnified Britain’s(...)

Queen Elizabeth II, who was 90 yesterday, has been on the British throne since 1952, a symbol of continuity during which the country has been transfor(...)

Young Irelander Thomas Davis was born in Mallow and there’s a statue of him in front of the town’s Clock House.

Situated at the crossroads of Munster, Mallow, Co Cork is one of the Golden Vale’s main market towns. The Vale’s rich grasslands are home to Ireland’s(...)

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II greets wellwishers during a ‘walkabout’ on her 90th birthday in Windsor, west of London, on Thursday. Photograph: John Stillwell/AFP/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth greeted thousands of well-wishers from across Britain and beyond as she celebrated her 90th birthday on Thursday, demonstrating the wo(...)

File photograph of US President Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II during a state banquet in Buckingham Palace in 2011. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

US President Barack Obama flies to London on Thursday with a mission: to persuade wavering British voters not to ditch membership of the European Uni(...)

Queen Elizabeth II with her daughter Princess Anne in the White Drawing Room of Windsor Castle. Photograph: Annie Leibovitz/AFP/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-serving monarch, will spend her 90th birthday today much as she does every other day, unveiling a plaque, doing a w(...)

In this handout official photograph provided by Buckingham Palace to mark her 90th birthday, shows Queen Elizabeth II with her five great-grandchildren and her two youngest grandchildren. The children are: James, Viscount Severn (left), 8, and Lady Louise (second left), 12, the children of The Earl and Countess of Wessex; Mia Tindall (holding The Queen’s handbag), the two year-old-daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall; Savannah (third right), 5, and Isla Phillips (right), 3, daughters of The Queen’s eldest grandson Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn; Prince George (second right), 2, and in The Queen’s arms and in the tradition of Royal portraiture, the youngest great-grandchild, Princess Charlotte (11 months), children of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Photograph Annie Leibovitz via Getty Images

Monarchs do things differently. Should their birthday fall in a chilly month, for example, they are free to declare another, sunnier date. So while Qu(...)

  The Kohinoor diamond, which once belonged to Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan, weighs 105.6 carats and is part of the British crown jewels, stored in the tower of London. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

India has said it will make all possible efforts to get back the Kohinoor diamond from Britain despite comments by New Delhi’s solicitor general that (...)