The winning students visited Dublin City Hall on Wednesday where they were presented with a gold medal by summit patron President Michael D Higgins.  The medal, which features Irish designer, artist and architect Eileen Gray, was awarded to the overall winner in each of the competition’s 25 categories. Photograph: Lucy Nuzum

The Undergraduate Awards summit, which concluded its 2015 meeting in Dublin on Friday, is planning to expand its activities to the seven continents(...)

The entrance to the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Council Ballyogan Depot car park, on the Ballyogan Road, where a temporary halting site for the survivors of the Carrickmines fire is being set up. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The 15 people left homeless by the Carrickmines fire in south Dublin earlier this month have moved into a temporary site provided for them by Dún Laog(...)

Clocks were turned back by  one hour this morning, Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images

So, what time is it exactly then? That is the first question many of us will ask this morning on prying open our eyes to a new day and the latest c(...)

Over 4,000 people from 47 countries submitted jokes in a competition ahead of Pope Francis’ US visit last month. Photograph: Screengrab/

A US rabbi has been appointed comedic advisor to the Pope. Rabbi Bob Alper was one of 4,000 people from 47 countries who submitted jokes in a compe(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton pictured last week.  Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the general election will be in the Spring of 2016 and insisted he sees no reason to change his mind. Mr Kenny said his (...)

Massive Attack

British trip hop pioneers Massive Attack have announced an extensive run of headline European shows, starting with a concert in Dublin’s Olympia Theat(...)

Pope Francis looks at the Statue of Liberty during his US trip. Photograph: Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters

The likelihood of a papal visit to Ireland and the World Meeting of Families due to be held in Dublin in 2018 will be discussed at the Synod of Bishop(...)

Joan Collins TD: Due in court in November. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

United Left Alliance TD Joan Collins has been summonsed to appear in court charged with alleged public order offences at an anti-water charge protest (...)

The remains of Commandant Thomas Kent before the remains are carried into St. Nicholas’ church, Castlelyons, Co Cork by Defence Forces Pall Bearers followed by Nora Riordan (grand niece), Kathleen Kent (niece), Prudence Riordan (niece) and Michael Riordan (grand nephew) during the reinternment state funeral.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The State funeral of Thomas Kent has taken place 99 years after his execution following the Easter Rising. Thousands of people lined the route from Co(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald said  refugees would start arriving in groups of 50 or 100 within weeks, with more coming before the end of the year. Photograph: Merrion Street

Ireland is to accept at least 2,900 more refugees and migrants fleeing to Europe’s borders. The increase coupled with existing commitments takes the t(...)