Sr Rosaleen MacMahon: Involved her students in cross-community initiatives. For this and for her overall contribution to education in West Belfast she was awarded the CBE by Queen Elizabeth

Rosaleen MacMahon was principal of St Louise’s Comprehensive College in West Belfast, which was for a time the largest girls’ school in Europe, with 2(...)

Farmers and traders at  Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn were said to be more upbeat this year due to sterling rates. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/

Northern Ireland farmers enjoying the sunshine at the 2017 Balmoral Show, the biggest event in the agricultural calendar in the North, have been warne(...)

Prince Charles, President Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabina and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in the gardens at Áras an Uachtaráin, Dublin. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Britain doesn’t want to fall out with Ireland over Brexit. To this end a special delivery arrived in Áras an Uachtaráin from across the water. There(...)

Prince Philip leaves Buckingham Palace on Thursday following news that he is to stand down from royal public events from September. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have led tributes to Prince Philip after Buckingham Palace announced that he will retire from royal duties this autumn. (...)

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip wave from the balcony of Buckingham Palace  in 2009. Photograph: Kieran Doherty/Reuters

Britain’s Duke of Edinburgh has announced his retirement from public engagements from autumn this year, Buckingham Palace has announced. The 95-year-(...)

Eunice Adeleye was born in Ireland to Nigerian parents in 2007. In school her favourite subject is maths. She loves to dress up and get her hair done. Photograph: Kim Haughton

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best, and Kim Haughton’s project Portrait of a Century is genius in both its simplicity and impact. The Irish pho(...)

The weeks after the European Council summit on Saturday April 29th are seen as the most likely time for Enda Kenny to stand down. Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

It is the usual curse of prime ministers who take over a government between elections to be criticised as unelected figures with no personal mandate o(...)

Visitors to Phoenix Park can appreciate the impressive beauty and productivity of the Ashtown Victorian kitchen garden. Photograph: Richard Johnston

In a world where many of us don’t have the space or opportunity to garden in the traditional sense, it’s our public parks that provide that vital nour(...)

“Don’t make unnecessary journeys.” – Teresa Mannion, RTÉ

“I recognise no partition. I recognise it as no crime to be in my own country. I would be ashamed of my own name and my murdered husband’s name if I d(...)

The gold coin ‘Big Maple Leaf’ which was stolen from a Berlin museum on Monday. Photograph: EPA

A Canadian gold coin named “Big Maple Leaf” which bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II was stolen in the early hours of Monday morning from Berlin’s (...)