Garda Assistant Commissioner Kieran Kenny speaking  during a G8 briefing at the Hillgrove Hotel in Monaghan. PhotograpH:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

    A major Garda and Defence Forces security operation is being put in place involving more than 1,000 personnel to secure th(...)

A “pretend” butcher’s  shop in the village of Belcoo, Co Fermanagh. Some vacant stores and shops in the village have large wraparound stickers placed on the windows to give the impression from a distance of an occupied business. The G8 summit will take place in nearby Lough Erne resort. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Fermanagh council has rejected suggestions its spending of public funds on improvement works in the county is aimed at hiding the effects of the reces(...)

Stickers applied to the windows of a former butcher’s shop in Belcoo, Co Fermanagh, give the premises the superficial appearance of a thriving business.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Hundreds of thousands of pounds have been spent on a Fermanagh facelift as the county prepares for the G8 summit in just under three weeks’ time, but (...)

For Ireland, and for Taoiseach Enda Kenny, the issue of tax evasion, tax avoidance, and tax havens could not have surfaced at a less opportune (...)

Dublin I heart you. Every return a homecoming after I’ve lived elsewhere. Even the last time when we walked past a drugs search on our first night bac(...)

Genealogists have long memories, it’s almost the job definition. So many Irish researchers of a certain age, myself included, will feel a frisson o(...)

Trinity College Dublin: “Now we have a ban on Church of Ireland people seeking to enter Trinity as primary teachers.” Adrian Oughton told the general synod in Armagh.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

About 60 per cent of Church of Ireland schools would be forced to close if a recommendation that a minimum sc(...)

President Barack Obama will visit Belfast before joining the G8 summit in Fermanagh next month to urge Stormont leaders to cou(...)

A statue of golfer Nick Faldo in the grounds of Lough Erne Resort near Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

The venue for the G8 world leaders summit next month, the five-star Lough Erne Resort in Fermanagh, is back on the market with(...)


U.S. first lady Michelle Obama smiles at a U.S. military veteran during an event promoting the hiring of veterans and military spouses in the East Room of the White House in Washington, April 30, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
Michelle Obama and her daughters are likely to visit the Republic during the G8 meeting in Fermanagh in June

Plans are being made for an overnight visit to the Republic by US first lady Michelle Obama and her da(...)

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