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Ireland head coach Noel McNamara addresses the squad  after the victory over Italy in Santa Fe. Photograph: Pablo Gasparini/Inpho

The vista post matchday three at the World Under-20 Championship in Argentina is a familiar one as two more Ireland players are invalided out of the t(...)

Breaking down the   Berlin Wall. Its fall  initiated a major transformation in the wider European economy whose effects played out over the subsequent 25 years.  Photograph:   David Brauchli/Reuters

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 freed eastern Europe from repressive communist regimes that not only limited individual freedoms but also resulted(...)

White House aide Kellyanne Conway  was censured for violating the Hatch Act – a law that bars those in government positions from making partisan statements. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

Kellyanne Conway, a senior aide to US president Donald Trump, should be removed from government office for engaging in partisan politics, a federal ag(...)

Charles de Gaulle and  Eamon de Valera at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Jimmy McCormack

Fifty years before Donald Trump’s trip, another globally recognised politician came to Ireland on a private visit that turned out to be far from priva(...)

Alcock and Brown leaving Newfoundland.

Around 9am on June 15th , 1919, an Australian soldier spending his honeymoon in Clifden looked out the window of his hotel room and saw a plane. Short(...)

Tourism Ireland chief executive Niall Gibbons said the North America market continues to perform very strongly with visitor and revenue numbers up by over 10 per cent, but it is offset by falls in revenue elsewhere.

A fall-off in tourism revenues for the first time in years has been blamed on global economic uncertainty. The number of overseas visitors to Irelan(...)

  Eileen O’Shaughnessy, George Orwell’s first wife. In 1934, the year before the couple met, she had published a poem called “1984”

If ­it made a villain of the sinister “O’Brien”, as we noted here on Saturday (Diary, June 8th), George Orwell’s 1984 might also have added to the fam(...)

President Michael D. Higgins greets Gérard Larcher, president of the Senate of France, at Áras an Uachtaráin.

Ireland offers a lesson for Europe in not falling for populism, the president of the French Senate has said. Gérard Larcher, who is second under the(...)

President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne greet King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands as they arrive for a wreath laying ceremony at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin during the royal couple’s visit to Ireland. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

For the Irishman in Europe from the 1970s to the 1990s, these were familiar experiences: Ireland was mainly seen through the twin prisms of terrorism (...)

Ireland’s Ryan Baird who received a red card for a high tackle against Australia, has avoided a suspension. Photograph: Pablo Gasparini/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 v Italy Under-20, CRAI, Santa Fe (2.30pm, Irish time, live on Eir Sport) Ireland’s injury woes continued with two of their stand-ou(...)

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