President Michael D Higgins and Duke of Kent, president of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, after unveiling a Cross of Sacrifice at Glasnevin Cemetery on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson

President Michael D Higgins will represent Ireland at events on Monday in Belgium to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the first World War(...)

He’s behind you! Tara O’Keeffe behind her hands as the wolf makes his apperance during a production in 1999 of The Christmas Panto Red Riding Hood in The Civic Theatre Tallaght. Photograph: David Sleator

I see spoilsport-at-large Richard Dawkins was at it again, this time saying modern kids don’t need fairy tales.While conceding that fairy tales aren’t(...)

The tombstone of John Parr, the first British soldier killed in World War I, on August 21st, 1914, at the Military Cemetery of Saint-Symphorien in Spiennes, Mons. Photograph: Benoit Doppagne/AFP/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins is to attend an official British commemoration for the start of the first World War at Mons in Belgium. He will be among (...)

Film director John Ford: His son says he  got his   1942 film The Battle of Midway  past the military censors  by getting a private screening for President Franklin D Roosevelt, who said afterwards: “I want every American to see the film.”

Irishman Joe Dunne received a message of congratulations from Prince William at the weekend. Prince William is the regimental colonel of the Irish Gu(...)

The former royal editor of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World tabloid admitted for the first time at a London court today that he had hacked the voicemails of Britain’s Prince William and Prince Harry, and William’s wife Kate Middleton. Photograph:
Luke MacGregor /Reuters

The former royal editor of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World tabloid admitted for the first time at a London court today that he had hacked the voice(...)

Windsor Castle: the repository of  flags of  Irish regiments in the British army which have not been seen in public since 1922. Photograph: Reuters

‘Hang up your brightest colours,” advised George Bernard Shaw after the death of Michael Collins. Both men would surely have relished this hist(...)

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks leaving the Old Bailey yesterday, where she described her experience of life inside tabloid newsrooms,including several examples of misogyny. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Rebekah Brooks yesterday stepped into the witness box at the Old Bailey central criminal court in London for the first time and told the jury that (...)

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks arrives at the Old Bailey courthouse in London today.  Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters.

Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks has been formally found not guilty of one charge of misconduct in a public office but she remain(...)

The tip of an  antique rhinoceros horn `Lotus` Libation Cup, probably Qing Dynasty, 19th century, which sold at Mealy’s in 2011 for €75,000

The rhinoceros, native to Africa and Asia, is one of the world’s most endangered species. Trade in rhino horn is prohibited by the internationa(...)

England’s Prince William photographed which  Kate Middleton during a visit to the St Andrews Museum in  2011.   The News of the World hacked voicemail messages from the prince to Ms Middleton, a court was told today. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
Kate Middleton ‘voicemails hacked’
  • UK
  • December 19, 2013, 14:52

The News of the World hacked voicemail messages from Prince William to Kate Middleton, including one in which he “nearly got shot” by blank rounds in (...)