Part of the water charges protest in Dublin earlier this month. ‘The Government seemed somewhat taken aback by the size of the marches and the depth of anger and disillusionment.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It was the first Dáil sitting of the New Year and an optimistic Enda Kenny couldn’t speak highly enough of the wonder that was soon to be Irish Water.(...)

NBA king LeBron James was criticised by British media when he put his arm around Kate Middleton while wearing a sweaty post-game shirt after the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Brooklyn Nets in New York. Photograph: Neilson Barnard/The New York Times

The US was just recovering from the royal visit of Wills and Kate to New York and Washington when the tabloid gods rained down another celebrity ne(...)

The visit of  Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness to Flanders in Belgium coincides with a programme of commemorative events that is planned to mark the centenary of the Christmas Truce, where British and German soldiers played football in no man’s land. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Northern Irish Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness is to travel to Belgium on Saturday on a historic official visit to commemorate the centenary o(...)

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(...)