Cycling on the Mayo Greenway, on the Wild Atlantic Way.

A repeat of the large growth in visitor numbers from Australia over the past five years is “entirely doable” if more hotel accommodation is made avail(...)

President  Michael D Higgins (L) shakes hands with the Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull ahead of a meeting at Parliament House in Canberra. Photograph: Lukas Coch/Reuters/Pool

President Michael D Higgins shared the Government’s concerns about the impact of Brexit on Ireland during a meeting with the Australia prime minister (...)

 President Michael D Higgins unveils a Famine memorial in Subiaco, Perth, Australia. Photograph: Maxwell’s

The image depicted in the sculpture was, as President Michael D Higgins put it, a “keening” mother “bent low by the crushing loss of her children”. (...)

The Rileys – survivors of the sinking of the Lusitania, Cobh, Co Cork. Meet Annie and Edward Riley, and their twins, Sutcliffe and Ethel. Photograph: AH Poole

The first community-sourced exhibition of photographs and stories from the collection of the National Library of Ireland was opened on Wednesday by Sa(...)

Sabina Higgins during Roma Holocaust Memorial Day at The Mansion House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Sabina Higgins gave an emotional address at the Roma Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony on Wednesday, which commemorated the deaths of an estimated 500,(...)

At the Bloom festival President Michael D Higgins – while not naming the US president by name – appeared to deliver a rebuke to Donald Trump’s views that climate change is a “hoax”. Photograph: PA

President Michael D Higgins has criticised world leaders who reject climate change and the findings of science and has urged the importance of every c(...)

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace in Bellaghy, Co Derry, on Tuesday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla began a four-day visit to the island of Ireland by travelling to the spiritual heartland of the late Seamus Heaney(...)

The Government came under pressure from all angles. Cabinet collective responsibility was twice threatened as Independent Ministers sought a free vote on Opposition bills on abortion, in July and October. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It is said all long-running campaigns reach a tipping-point when the aims are accepted by society’s mainstream. For the campaign to Repeal the Eighth(...)

Declan Burke-Kennedy who has died at the age of 72: his friend and colleague David Shanks described him as “perhaps the nicest man I’ve ever met”

The death has occurred of former Irish Times journalist, novelist and playwright Declan Burke-Kennedy, who was also a co-founder of Dublin’s influenti(...)

Members of the Defence Forces adjust their 1916 Centenary Commemorative Medals following a special ceremony at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The great grandson of 1916 revolutionary Cathal Brugha was among members of the Defence Forces to be presented with centenary commemorative medals by(...)