Professor of biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin Luke O’Neill speaks to journalist Zara King at the Kennedy Summer School

After an absence last year due to pandemic, the Kennedy Summer School has resumed this weekend with a series of discussion panels around Irish and Ame(...)

JFK: President Kennedy in New Ross on June 27th, 1963. Photograph: Peggy Walsh

Previously unseen footage of John F Kennedy’s visit to Ireland has been rediscovered after almost five decades. The 20-minute colour film, recorded i(...)

John F Kennedy in Ireland in 1963. Photograph: Irish Times

The inscription on the plaque alongside the stark memorial to President Kennedy in Dallas, Texas – the city where he was assassinated – begins with th(...)

Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert F Kennedy, was inducted into the Irish-America Hall of Fame during the Kennedy Summer School in 2018. Photograph: Mary Browne

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact on Irish tourism with news that two of the country’s best-known summer schools have been postponed because o(...)

The Taoiseach paraphrased the comment of John Henry Newman (pictured) that ‘I drink to the Pope but first I drink to my own conscience’. Photograph:  The Fathers of The Birmingham Oratory/PA Wire

Catholic politicians should look to the comments of newly canonised Saint John Henry Newman when considering issues of conscience, Taoiseach Leo Varad(...)

Archbishop of Armagh and Catholic Primate of All Ireland Eamon Martin with anti-abortion activists on a rally during the divisive abortion campaign. File Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Catholic politicians are obliged to oppose laws that violate the integrity of life “from conception to death”, Archbishop of Armagh and Catholic Prima(...)

Donald Trump: ‘We’re in a constant state of shock that all of these norms are being broken,’ Maureen Dowd says. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty

“My dad emigrated from Ireland and came through the Statue of Liberty, and I just think the Statue of Liberty is weeping,” Maureen Dowd replies when I(...)

At the launch of his 2011 book, Fianna Fáil: A Biography of the Party.  Noel Whelan, with his son Séamus, then aged 2. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Noel Whelan Born: November 24th, 1968 Died: July 10th, 2019 Noel Whelan was a remarkable individual who combined a range of successful careers in h(...)

Brendan Grace and Noel Whelan

Tributes were paid in the Dáil to two “giants of public life” barrister and commentator Noel Whelan and entertainer Brendan Grace. Fianna Fáil deputy(...)

 Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan  said there would be “very little wiggle room” in the imminent budget because of the scale of threat facing Ireland due to Brexit. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Brexit has been described as a frightening and cataclysmic meteor hurtling towards Ireland by Josepha Madigan, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the (...)

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