Centenarian Maire Godfrey at  home in Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

One of Máire Godfrey’s earliest memories is of the soldiers who lived in her home in Co Kerry during the Civil War in 1922. About 15 Free State(...)

Jeralean Talley, the world’s oldest-known living person, gets a hug from a family member during her 116th birthday celebration last month. She passed away on Wednesday. Photograph:  Rena Laverty/EPA.

Jeralean Talley, the world’s oldest-known person, has died in Michigan 26 days after her 116th birthday, a family spokeswoman has said. Born on May 2(...)

Michael and Mae Lambert were married for more than six decades. Photograph: Edward Lambert

Ireland’s oldest man, Michael Lambert from Co Roscommon, has died aged 107.Lambert, who was born on October 5th, 1907, in Clooneygrasson, Castlerea, (...)

Áras an Uachtarain issues a letter and special commemorative coin from the President to every Irish person aged 101 and older

The oldest person to receive a letter and medal from President Michael D Higgins last year was aged 111 and living in the US, according to Áras an Uac(...)