Michael d’Alton from Dalkey, Co Dublin, said he accepted the award on the “clear understanding” that it was not for him alone but for the “10s of thousands of Allied servicemen who served on D-Day”. Photograph: Eric Luke 1:49

One of the last known Irish veterans of D-Day landings has been given France’s highest military honour. Michael d’Alton (93) from Dalkey, Co Dublin, w(...)

Irish ambassador to France Rory Montgomery today paid tribute to the Irish-born soldiers who died fighting for the Munsters.

Commemorations have taken place in the French village of Etreux to mark 100 years to the day since the Royal Munster Fusiliers made a rearguard stand (...)

George Moore (1852-1933) by Édouard Manet

The Irish writer George Moore (1852-1933) said Paris was his “Oxford and Cambridge”. Although he inhabited the French capital for only seven years, fr(...)

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan TD yesterday chaired an informal meeting of EU Environment Ministers at Dublin Castle as part of the Irish Presidency of the EU. He is pictured with Netherlands Minister for the Environment Wilma Mansveld. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien.

Sitting in a restaurant, before travelling to another busy day of meetings in Luxembourg yesterday, Minister of State for European Affairs Luci(...)