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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett with US vice-president Mike Pence and his sister Anne Pence Poynter at the vice-president’s official residence in Washington DC in March. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

US vice-president Mike Pence is to visit Ireland in September, his first trip here in an official capacity. Mr Pence, who has family roots in Ireland(...)

Best country house breakfast: Longueville House, Mallow, Co Cork

The champions of breakfast across Ireland have just been announced with two castles on the Wild Atlantic Way taking gold in the top tier categories, a(...)

Martin McDonagh, who is engaged in  a legal battle with  the ‘Sunday World’  over a story which referred to him as a ‘Traveller drug king’. Photograph: Collins Courts

If a €900,000 damages award to a man by a jury which found that a newspaper had wrongly described him as a “Traveller drug king” is allowed to stand, (...)

 Martin McDonagh arriving at the Four Courts in 2015. Photograph: Collins

The Court of Appeal was incorrect in overturning a €900,000 damages award for defamation to a man branded a ‘Traveller drug king’ by a newspaper, the (...)

There’s a place near me which offers a “homoeopathy” service. “Hilarious,” I thought and was tempted to call in but feared being misunderstood. So I c(...)

Indiana governor Mike Pence has been selected by Donald Trump to be his running mate. Mr Pence hails from an Irish Catholic family with grandparents from Sligo and Clare. Photograph: Aaron P Bernstein/Getty Images

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has formally named Indiana governor Mike Pence as his running mate, ending weeks of speculati(...)

Taiseach Enda Kenny and the Fine Gael party received pleas from TD John Perry who lost at the selection convention for Sligo-Leitrim last weekend, to add him to the ticket. Photograph: Eric Luke

In a row with Fine Gael over the registration of delegates for a selection convention, TD John Perry used the example of a Dublin GAA star who had a s(...)

Enda Flanagan, Aaron Hannon, Paul Flynn and Robert Grimes, all from St Muredach’s College, Ballina, Co Mayo

Irish students will be battling it out with the pick of the globe’s up-and-coming motor racing enthusiasts in Singapore in two weeks’ time. The F1 in (...)

Martin McDonagh: has been paid €90,000 of the €900,000 award, made in 2008, pending the outcome of the newspaper’s appeal. Photograph: Collins

The Sunday World has urged the Court of Appeal to overturn a €900,000 damages award made to a man after a jury found he was libelled in an article des(...)

 Helen Rochford Brennan: “Aggie is one of the kindest people you’ll ever meet.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Helen Rochford Brennan was given a diagnosis of Younger Onset Alzheimer’s three years ago. She is now a leading spokeswoman on dementia who is also(...)

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