Mary Robinson: respondents’ most admired living Irish people, apart from their own family members,  were the former president, also Bono and Liam Neeson, followed by Gerry Adams and Conor McGregor. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Seven in 10 younger Irish-Americans say they would be interested in getting an Irish passport, while more than two-thirds believe it’s important their(...)

Funeral of Michael Pyke in Ardfinnan, Co Tipperary, on Thursday: his father,  three brothers, seven sisters and partner were among the mourners to gather at the Church of the Holy Family to bid farewell. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A good man and a gentle soul, is how Michael Pyke (31) was described at his funeral, three days after he was killed during Storm Ophelia. The electri(...)

Ruairi O Siochru from Tralee, Co. Kerry: “People in cities just don’t have time for religion.”

New census data on religion was published by the Central Statistics Office on Thursday. Jenna Clarke-Molloy spoke to people in Trinity College, Dublin(...)

Some of Ireland’s Winter Olympic hopefuls (from left): Alpine skiers John Brown and Brendan Newby, Cross Country skier Tomas Westgard, Alpine skiers Tess Arbez and Pat McMillan and snowboarder Seamus O’Connor. Photograph: Eoin Noonan/Sportsfile

A tiny island municipality in the middle of Norway. The White Mountains of New Hampshire. Co Clare. These are just some of the places Ireland’s Winter(...)

Life in space is pretty remote, the stuff of fantasy for most of us – but can design principles learned from space travel be applied to living on plan(...)

Military Pallbearers carry the coffin into the church at funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Integrity was the hallmark of Liam Cosgrave’s private and professional life, mourners were told at the former taoiseach’s funeral Mass on Saturday. “(...)

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney: the company said the recall was a “purely precautionary measure, as no finished products have been found to have listeria present and no confirmed illnesses have been reported”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Greencore shares fell by 7.2 per cent on Monday after it was forced to recall several product lines on foot of a listeria scare at its plant in Rhode (...)

In a sign of the need to unite Ukip,  new leader Henry Bolton, a little-known former Army officer, used his keynote speech to the party conference in Torquay to declare that the present rate of immigration is “unacceptable” and to  claim British culture was being “swamped” by multiculturalism. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Mass immigration and Islam are harming British culture, claims Ukip’s new leader, who says there should be no cap on the number of migrants who can co(...)

US president Donald Trump and (left) Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal, who said the role of US special envoy to Northern Ireland would not be eliminated. Photograph: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump will not end the position of Northern Ireland special envoy, a congressman said following a meeting on Tuesday. Secretary o(...)

Ideology must not be allowed dominate debate over education in Ireland, Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Ideology must not be allowed dominate debate over education in Ireland, Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said. “A pluralist educati(...)