The funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at the Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Liam Cosgrave’s beloved wife, Vera, predeceased him, he contacted his friend of long standing, Msgr John Wilson, to discuss the funeral arrangeme(...)

The funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham. Military Pallbearers carry the coffin into the church. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar led the mourners at the funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave in Dublin on Saturday. President Michael D Higgins, who is (...)

Military Pallbearers carry the coffin into the church at funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Integrity was the hallmark of Liam Cosgrave’s private and professional life, mourners were told at the former taoiseach’s funeral Mass on Saturday. “(...)

Michael D Higgins: knows if he wants to serve a second term, he must have a purpose, a theme – a reason to be President. Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

“He’s being very cagey about it, isn’t he?” says one friend of President Michael D Higgins about his intentions for the future. “I actually asked him(...)

President Michael D Higgins: said he would make his intentions known after next summer. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Almost two thirds of voters want to see President Michael D Higgins serve a second term in office, according the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion(...)

Flags are being lowered across all State buildings today as a mark of respect following the death former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave. Photograph: Alan Betson

Flags are being lowered across all State buildings today as a mark of respect following the death former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave yesterday aged 97. (...)

Ms Justice Heneghan: her departure causes a headache for the High Court President, who will now have to deal with the court’s increasing workload with one less judge.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Senior judge Margaret Heneghan has resigned unexpectedly from the bench after only two years in the High Court. It is unusual for judges to step dow(...)

“Our thoughts in Ireland, and of the Irish in the United States, are with the people of Nevada and the United States at this tragic time.” Photograph: Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has led expressions of sympathy following the mass shooting in Las Vegas. “The appalling massacre of music lovers of dif(...)

 A Park Service employee lowers  US flags on the grounds of the Washington Monument to half-mast after the massacre in Las Vegas. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Reaction to the massacre at a Las Vegas country music festival poured in from the US and around the world on Monday after at least 58 people were kil(...)

Las Vegas police stand guard along the streets outside the festival grounds of the Route 91 Harvest in Las Vegas, Nevada amids reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Photograph: David Becker/Getty Images

At least 59 people were killed and more than 520 injured when a 64-year-old gunman with an arsenal of at least 10 rifles fired upon a Las Vegas countr(...)