Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses the  Greek Parliament on July 22nd, prior to its approval of  tough new conditions set by European creditors. Photograph: EPA/Yannis Kolesidis

What does the future hold for the euro zone after the abyss of a “Grexit”? Many have predicted the euro “experiment” will end and the era of national (...)

‘The Magna Carta 800 anniversary falls after a decade and a half during which Western governments have introduced legislation to restrict civil liberties, so threatening the fundamental principles that Magna Carta is supposed to have enshrined.’ Above, a rare copy of  Magna Carta which had gone unnoticed for generations but has now been unearthed by researchers.  Photograph:  St John’s College/University of Cambridge/PA

Eight hundred years ago this week, in a meadow by the river Thames near Windsor Castle, one of the most famous documents in world history was born: Ma(...)

The edible flowers of pot marigolds. Photograph: Richard Johnston

The very best gardens are those that feed the mind, body and soul. An example is the pint-sized kitchen roof garden which I spotted on a recent tri(...)

A Royal Mail commemorative stamp from a set marking the 800th anniversary this month of the signing of the Magna Carta in England. Photograph: Royal Mail/PA Wire

An exhibition containing a 14th century copy of the Magna Carta was opened in Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral on Thursday evening by the British amba(...)

 Martin Mansergh pictured at an  Easter Rising commemoration in  Arbour Hill in April. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Martin Mansergh, a former Fianna Fáil minister of state and senior adviser to a number of taoisigh, is attempting a Dáil comeback.He will be among the(...)

Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall leave Westminster Abbey after attending a thanksgiving service on Sunday. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Security checks have been carried out on a fishing village in the west in preparation for visit by British royalty.Gardaí have spent recent weeks chec(...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson (second from right) with Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin blessing the unveiling of a Homeless Jesus statue at Christ Church Catherdral, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

A new Homeless Jesus sculpture, the first of its kind outside North America, has been unveiled in the grounds of Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin. Th(...)

Choristers sing during a canonisation ceremony for victims of the Armenian genocide at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, a complex that serves as the administrative headquarters of the Armenian Apostolic Church, in Vagharshapat yesterday. Photograph: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

As Armenian diasporas go, the one in Ireland is small. Approximately 500 Armenians live in the Republic. Most are in Dublin. A few hundred more live i(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: will celebrate the annual Holy Thursday chrism Mass in the Pro- Cathedral at 10am on Thursday.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Catholic priests and representatives from every parish in Dublin’s archdiocese will gather with Archbishop Diarmuid Martin for the annual Holy Thursd(...)

Audrey Adams: ‘There is a massive sense of satisfaction seeing something being resurrected. I have seen people burst into tears when they see  the renovation.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Lying in the back of Audrey Adams’ large white van in Ballyfermot is a dining table from the Princess Grace suite in the Shelbourne Hotel, while her w(...)