Hands across the water: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets US president Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday. Photograph: Reuters/Jim Young

The one-man brand and US president, Donald Trump, considers himself to be one of the world’s truly great marketers. He has a point. Think of all the n(...)

 Sonia O’Sullivan: “These days a parkrun is a novel attraction when visiting an unfamiliar city. You’re never too far away from the Saturday morning 5km endorphin fix.” Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

Everyone has their own familiar traditions on St Patrick’s Day and for me it always includes going for a run. Only this year I found myself taking an(...)

Germany’s far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party has been ridiculed for attacking a kindergarten that celebrated St Patrick’s Day instead o(...)

Eniade Familoni and Eduardo Hernado (right) from the US. ‘I have no idea what to expect, but a good time.’ Photograph: Jack Power

Eniade Familoni and Eduardo Hernado were sitting in a bar in Lisbon, Portugal, two weeks ago when they realised St Patrick’s Day was due to fall on a (...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams speaks to supporters at a Friends of Sinn Féin  breakfast in Washington on St Patrick’s Day 2005 - a year when he  was not invited to the White House St Patrick’s Day ceremony. File photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Sinn Féin’s US-based fundraising arm donated $19,887 (€17,600) to the party’s Northern Ireland Assembly election campaign this year. The funds, raise(...)

Adam and Joseph Hickey from Kinsealy with Joanne O’Riordan at St Patrick’s Day parade last year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Gardaí have appealed to revellers not to “spoil” the holiday weekend by engaging in excessive drinking and anti-social behaviour. Security arrangemen(...)

The truth is that Taoiseach Enda Kenny is on a hiding to nothing over his relationship and future contacts with President Donald Trump. Damned if he d(...)

Badges of pride: at  the New York St Patrick’s Day Parade. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

If you are accessing this article on St Patrick’s Day parades around the world via the Irish Times app, please see irishtimes.com.

People walking the Luas line near Milltown, Dublin last week during the Luas strike. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Luas staff have called two one-day strikes next month, including St Patrick’s Day when thousands of people coming into Dublin city centre for the para(...)

Increased-frequency Dart services will see trains running every 10 minutes on weekdays from April 10th, Iarnród Éireann has said. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Increased-frequency Dart services will see trains running every 10 minutes on weekdays from April 10th, Iarnród Éireann has said. Northbound and sout(...)

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