Jimmy Deenihan

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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 (...)

Michael Donnellan celebrates scoring a point for Galway in the 1998 All-Ireland final. It was their first victory since the famous three-in-a-row of the mid-1960s. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

Mayo face into the possibility of a fourth All-Ireland final defeat in six years on Sunday. Whereas the disappointment for the county in losing eigh(...)

Ben Brosnan beside the smashed Civil War Monument at Talbot’s Bridge in Knocknagoshel. Photograph: John Reidy

An attack on a Co Kerry Civil War monument to five soldiers killed in a booby-trap bomb set off by Anti-Treaty forces has been condemned by politicia(...)

 Fergus Sheil speaking after picking up the best opera award at this year’s Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, for The Barber of Seville by Wide Open Opera. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland is to get a new opera company that will present its first productions in 2018. The company will be created through merging two existing opera(...)

26/07/2015 - Finance Story on border businesses affected by Brexit (journalist Mark Paul ) Father and  son Terry and Terry McKevitt outside their  McKevitt's Village Hotel in Carlingford.Photograph: Enda O'Dowd / The Irish TimesKeywords: trade soft brexit border piost trade Northern Ireland Belfast Louth smuggling economy macbride mcbride

Here’s a question: What have a Louth hotelier, a Down ferry operator, a Monaghan metalworker, a cross-border dairy processor, an Antrim farmer, a Ferm(...)

Ciarán Cannon is the third junior minister to represent the Irish diaspora in three years. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fine Gael TD Ciarán Cannon has been appointed Minister of State for Diaspora and International Development. He succeeds Joe McHugh, who was given th(...)

‘Your very existence is linked to the path which has drawn generations of Irish across the sea.’ Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Ireland’s first Minister of State for Diaspora - Jimmy Deenihan - was appointed by Taoiseach Enda Kenny in 2014. As Leo Varadkar prepares for his expe(...)

US president Donald Trump accepts a bowl of shamrock from Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 16th. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/EPA

We may be writing about the obituary of Irish America within a generation or two. Already frontline Irish organisations in the United States such as (...)

 President Michael D Higgins with poet Brendan Kennelly at a reception in the Shelbourne Hotel on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, where he received the inaugural Kerry Association in Dublin Arts Award. Photograph: Julien Behal

Poet Brendan Kennelly has been presented with the Kerry Association in Dublin’s inaugural arts award by President Michael D Higgins. “In his public (...)

Jimmy Deenihan, who is retiring from politics: “I will continue to work for the people of Kerry for the rest of my life”

Former Fine Gael TD for Kerry North and for Kerry North-West Limerick Jimmy Deenihan is bowing out of politics and will not run in the next election.(...)

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