Liam Neeson has ‘helped to raise Ireland’s profile and awareness of Ireland and Irish artists around the world’.

Liam Neeson is to receive a special award from President Michael D Higgins for his outstanding contribution to the Irish diaspora. The annual Presid(...)

Former Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power has been appointed chief executive of the Irish Cancer Society. Ms Power ran unsuccessfully for a Dáil seat (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and Minister of State for International Development  Ciarán Cannon at the publication of Irish Aid’s 2016 report. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said that he hopes the problems at Goal are behind it after the aid agency had undergone “a very diffic(...)

A photograph of Jimmy Magee at his funeral in  Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Jimmy Magee would have been “so, honoured, so proud” about the attendance at his funeral, his son Mark Magee said. “He loved people, He loved his fri(...)

Jerry Kennelly pictured at the award ceremony in Belfast. Photograph: Sportsfile

Entrepreneur and photographer Jerry Kennelly has been awarded the TK Whitaker Award from the Irish Academy of Management (IAM) for his “significant co(...)

The family of Willie Duggan, including his son Willie, wife Ellen and daughter Monica, follow his coffin as his funeral cortege leaves St Mary’s Cathedral in Kilkenny after his funeral Mass on Thursday. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

A legend, a leader, a braveheart, a kind, loving and spiritual man - these were among the accolades used to describe Willie Duggan at his funeral Mass(...)

Newspapers can go in the recycling bin (generally green). Photograph: Getty

When it comes to managing our bins, many of us are rubbish. But then it’s not like we get much help from the State, the waste management companies or (...)

A picture taken on June 9, 2017 shows a woman displaced by Ethiopia’s drought walking with a branch at a displaced persons camp in Werder. AFP PHOTO / CHRIS STEIN

We have heard the warnings before, but the threats posed by the current famine emergency gripping vast areas of East Africa remain as stark and as mer(...)

The remains of Robert (Pino) Harris leave The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary following his funeral in Dalkey, Dublin.Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

The funeral has taken place of Robert “Pino” Harris who died unexpectedly at the age of 75. Mourners at The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed (...)

Goal finds itself in a better position today than when the merger talks began in February. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Merger talks between the aid agencies Goal and Oxfam Ireland have ended without a deal. The two organisations began formal negotiations in February (...)