Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe  at the launch of the St Patrick’s Festival 2016 with festival parade characters, Ciara Withington (6) and James MacDougald (8) in Merrion Sq, Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Organisers of this year’s St Patrick Festival have said that the four day city-wide event will go ahead despite the scheduled Luas strike on March 17(...)

Plenty of the green stuff ready for the weekend. Photograph: David Sleator

St Patrick’s Day usually brings with it the worst of the Irish weather but parade organisers will be quietly (...)

A new video, “St Patrick’s Day 2014 #IrelandInspires” highlighting the qualities that make Ireland such a special place is rapidly gaining a bi(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisín Quinn says the St Patrick day festival could be much bigger and “lacks ambition”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

St Patrick’s Day Festival organisers have defended their programme as the Lord Mayor of Dublin criticises the event as a “mini-Funderland” that lac(...)