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(...)

Inauguration: Michael D Higgins becomes President, in November 2011. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

With President Michael D Higgins about to enter the final year of his term, the race to succeed him is about to begin. Or is it? In the closing stages(...)

Some biographers claim William Lamport (1611-1657), from Co Wexford inspired the character of Zorro. Photograph: Getty Images

The Irish in Latin America, an international touring exhibition on view this week at NUI Galway, contains some surprising facts about the impact (...)

L-R President  Michael D Higgins, Sir Peter Cosgrove, Sabina Higgins and Lady Cosgrove at Áras an Uachtaráin on Friday. Photograph:  Conor McCabe

Ireland and Australia must form tighter trade bonds following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, and the election of Donald Trump in America, the gove(...)

The Revenue Commissioners issued guidance this week in relation to the taxation of Irish property held in fund structures beloved by vulture funds. Photograph: Alan Betson

Wondering what Budget 2018 will mean for you? Well, some of the vulture funds that Michael Noonan took aim at in his last Finance Act as minister alm(...)

Imam Hussein Halawa stayed relatively quiety during the campaign for his son’s release, saying “I didn’t want people to think I was using and exploiting my platform, position and job for personal advantag.”

Hussein Halawa was about to head to the mosque in Clonskeagh on Monday when he got a text saying his son Ibrahim’s trial was being broadcast live on a(...)