Dr Sindy Joyce has been appointed to the Council of State. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A member of the Traveller community appointed by President Michael D Higgins as one of his advisers sees her new role as a rebuke to attacks on her co(...)

 President Michael D Higgins. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina will begin a three-day visit to the UK on Monday. Mr Higgins will begin his visit in Birmingham and (...)

Designed by the artist Anuradha Patel, the new memorial comprises three large metal trees with the names of the victims punched into their leaves, marking the city with the identities of those Brummies who never came home that night.

The Birmingham pub bombings of November 1974 killed 21 people and left a further 200 injured, but the damage went far deeper. In addition to the misca(...)

Fabian Cowan is lifted aloft by his friend Larry Miller while another friend takes their photograph as they worked on construction of the Marks & Spencer building in High Street. Photograph: courtesy of the Cowan family

An exhibition recording the contribution Irish workers made to the rebuilding of Birmingham in the post-War period has attracted record numbers of vis(...)

Former president Mary McAleese: Speaking at a breakfast for the Women’s Irish Network at the Irish embassy in London, she  said, “If there is a Brexit, that border becomes the only land border between the United Kingdom and the European Union.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former president Mary McAleese has warned that a British exit from the European Union could harm the relationship between Britain and Ireland and res(...)