Cannon dating from 1588 uncovered in excellent condition   at Streedagh, Co Sligo, from the wreck of the Spanish Armada ship, ‘La Juliana’. Photograph: Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht/PA Wire

Severe winter storms over the last two years are believed to have led to the recent discovery of relics from the Spanish Armada off the Irish coast. (...)

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(...)