Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan with Cllr John King at the plaque unveiling   to commemorate the bravery of Lance-Sgt Jack Moyney VC,  in Rathdowney, Co Laois. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Protestants have been given direct assurance by Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan that there will be “careful planning and most sensitive handling(...)

Passport control: defending the Common Travel Area only for citizens of the Republic and Northern Ireland could have adverse implications for migrants. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Brexit could make Ireland sacrifice its independence in setting immigration policy, an academic specialising in migration studies has warned. Dr Piar(...)

Relatives of Lance Corporal Francis Ledwidge, Frank Ledwidge  and Joseph Ledwidge in his birthplace during the State Commemoration ceremony to mark the centenary of the poet’s death.Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The people of Slane never forgot Francis Ledwidge even while the rest of the country was indulging in what FX Martin called “national amnesia” over th(...)

Prince Charles shakes hands with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams during a visit to the British Ambassador’s residence in Glencairn, Co Dublin. Pool photograph: Damien Eagers

Prince Charles met Gerry Adams at the British ambassador’s home, Glencairn House, marking the Sinn Féin president’s first visit to the south Co Dublin(...)

Prince Charles lays a wreath to the dead of the 1916 Easter Rising during a visit to Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin Ireland on Friday. Photograph:   Aidan Crawley/EPA

Prince Charles has laid wreaths in honour of the Irish and British people who died in the first and second World Wars and in the Easter Rising at Glas(...)

President Michael D Higgins signing  the book of condolence for victims of the London attack at the British embassy in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny have signed the book of condolences at the British embassy for the victims of Wednesday’s Westmin(...)

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson said the 1916 commemorations ‘struck exactly the right note’. Photograph: Johannes Simon/Getty Images

There has been much justifiable comment in recent years about the extent to which Anglo-Irish relations have improved, but maybe you can have too much(...)

Then British ambassador to Ireland Dominick Chilcott lays a wreath, at the State event marking the deaths of British soldiers in the Easter Rising, at Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin in May. Photograph: Eric Luke

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has praised the commemorations for the Easter Rising saying they “struck exactly the right note”. Mr Johnson(...)

The funeral of TK (Ken) Whitaker at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The late TK Whitaker may have been “a great patriot and Irish man of the 20th century” but to his family he was just “a most wonderful father,” his s(...)

Paul Smithwick’s award was marked by an event held in the Smithwick brewery visitor centre, Kilkenny, which was attended by the British ambassador

Paul Smithwick, a member of the famous Kilkenny brewing family, has been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the New Year’s honours list.(...)