Kate Middleton on her wedding day. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

I’m in Limerick for a one-off event to mark its extraordinary history of lacemaking. Members of the public have been invited to bring in their anti(...)

Garda Eireannach, as they call themselves, already have a kit designed by O’Neill’s. Their socks include their nickname ‘the Micks’. Archive photograph: Mark Richards/Reuters

The Irish Guards has become the first British army regiment to be affiliated as a club within the GAA. London GAA voted at its September county board(...)

Queen Elizabeth II is also Britain’s oldest ever monarch. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth became Britain’s its longest-reigning monarch on Wednesday, but amid tributes from politicians and the public, she said the landmark w(...)

 Queen Elizabeth II  is now the longest-reigning monarch in British history, overtaking her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria’s record by one day. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

There are several royal queens around the world, but it’s Elizabeth II who truly owns the definitive article here and at home as in: “The Queen”. N(...)

Statue of Daniel O’Connell on O’Connell Street in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Daniel O’Connell should be remembered in Britain with some sort of memorial in recognition of his contribution to British politics including paving th(...)

The final day of my Killarney holiday came with unfinished business. Seduced by the towering MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, I had neglected the charms of Kill(...)

Protesters  breaking into  British Embassy in the Iranian capital in November 2011. Photograph:  FarsNews/Getty Images

Britain will reopen its embassy in Iran this weekend nearly four years after protesters ransacked it and burned the British flag. The move marks a tha(...)

The Convalescent by William Gale, which was sold at auction in London for about €52,000

Like many of the best things in life, seaside outings were invented by the Victorians. The development of the railways in the mid-19th century opened (...)

Gorilla warfare: O’Donovan Rossa drops dynamite bombs on England, in a cartoon from Puck, a US satirical magazine. Illustration: Library of Congress

‘Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa creates terrorism as we understand it in the 20th century,” the historian Dr Shane Kenna, author of a book called Jeremiah O(...)

The judge was told the bowl was part of a dinner service commissioned by Queen Victoria (above) when staying at Balmoral Castle. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

A Co Westmeath man has given a court undertaking not to dissipate any funds connected with the estate of his late mother, said to include a Wedgwoo(...)