Queen Elizabeth is no stranger to Irish. She used it to address guests at a special State Dinner in St Patrick’s Hall Dublin Castle in 2011. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The British monarchy’s official twitter account (@Britishmonarchy) announced the President’s arrival with a tweet as Gaeilge this afternoon. “T(...)

The skeleton of Richard III in a trench at the Grey Friars excavation site in Leicester. Photograph: Reuters

More than five centuries after he went down fighting, England’s medieval monarch Richard III is in the middle of another battle – this time ove(...)

More than 60 benefactors of Trinity College Dublin have ben honoured in  the university’s  dining hall. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Beneath the ceiling of Trinity College Dublin’s grand dining hall the names have been embossed of some 400 years of benefactors ranging from 16th cent(...)