Colombia Three member Jim Monaghan. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A night of “celebration and remembrance” has been held for veteran Republican Jim Monaghan, one of the “Colombia Three”. Mary Lou McDonal(...)

Former IFA president Eddie Downey: he was on a package of up to €200,000 a year. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A former president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has called for the association’s executive committee to stand down. John Donnell(...)

William Thomas Cosgrave (1880-1965), Irish politician, at the time of the fights for independence. Photograph: Getty Images

Six months to the Rising, to that defining moment in our history. And in an Ireland preoccupied with the first World War, there were, in truth, few si(...)

 Flowers and  messages at the scene of the  stabbing of Lorcan O’Reilly at   the Oliver Bond Street  flat complex in Dublin on November 1st. Photograph: Collins

Five people have been arrested in connection with to the fatal stabbing of a young man at the Oliver Bond Street flats in Dublin on Halloween night(...)

The average portion size of a chicken tikka masala main course contained 1,249 calories, almost two-thirds of the guideline daily amount (GDA). Photograph: Getty Images

Eating a typical Indian takeaway meal of a starter, main course and pilau rice can contain far more calories than an adult’s total daily requi(...)

People entering the Republique metro  station in front of the makeshift memorial in tribute to  the victims of the Paris attacks at the Place de la Republique on Monday. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Dublin’s two French schools have been taking security precautions following the terrorist attacks in Paris which left 129 people dead. The Lycé(...)

Brigid Maguire (43), a mother-of-two, was found in her home in Mullingar, Co Westmeath on Saturday evening. Photograph: Facebook

A woman whose body was found in her home in Mullingar, Co Westmeath on Saturday evening has been named as Brigid Maguire. Ms Maguire (43), a mother-o(...)

French minister of state for veteran affairs Jean-Marc Todeschini has presented one of Ireland’s last surviving second World War veterans with France’(...)

Paula Douglas, who was adopted in Ireland and now lives in the United States, pictured with her daughter Caitlin

Paula Douglas has known she was adopted from as early as she can remember. Her Irish mother Lil Holmes told her when she was four. Yet, she rem(...)

 British soldiers eating hot rations in the Ancre Valley during the Battle of the Somme, October 1916. Photograph: Lt E Brooks/IWM via Getty Images

A performance of Frank McGuinness’s play Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme will be performed on the site of the Battle of the Somm(...)