John de Chastelain in  Dublin. “The public wished to see the instruments of their pain being dismantled in a such a way that they could say, ‘well. now we know it is all done’.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The former head of the body responsible for decommissioning paramilitary weapons in Northern Ireland is concerned by the political vacuum left by the (...)

 Billy Peat at his family home in Sutton. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Billy Peat, managing director of Bang & Olufsen Ireland, is no stranger to the world of home technologies as his great-grandfather WB Peat founded(...)

 Sir Terry Wogan receives a posthumous Presidential Distinguished Service Awards.  Photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire

Much-missed broadcaster Terry Wogan, ground-breaking architect Angela Brady and innovative scientist Garret A FitzGerald are among the recipients of t(...)

Michael Collins arrives at his final destination, Ireland Park in Toronto.

The Irish Diaspora Run saw Michael Collins run almost 900km between June 10th and July 10th, from Grosse Île to Toronto, tracing the steps taken by th(...)

Kevin Michael Vickers, Canadian ambassador of Canada to Ireland; Noel Creedon, chief executive of iNua Partnership; and Robert Kearns, chairman of Ireland Park Foundation. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Irish emigré Robert G Kearns has prospered in his adopted home of Toronto, building an insurance business over the 35 years since departing Ireland. K(...)