Beto O’Rourke, who lost against incumbent Ted Cruz in Texas in November, has indicated he would not rule out a presidential bid. Photograph: Tamir Kalifa/New York Times

The funeral of the late George HW Bush brought a rare moment of introspection to Washington as presidents past and present gathered in Washington Nati(...)

Síne Nic an Ailí (third from left, centre row), with members of Irish language and culture groups in Los Angeles at a Cultúr Club community-building workshop

Fluency in the Irish language has helped to take Síne Nic an Ailí (31) as far afield as China and the US. For the past 10 years, she has worked for Co(...)

Anthony Cronin:  His obsessions had been, in Hamlet’s phrase, “the very form and pressure of the time”. Photograph: Frank Miller

The poet, novelist, biographer and critic, Anthony Cronin, who has died aged 88, was among the foremost cultural commentators in Ireland in the late 2(...)

Broadcaster and comedian Graham Norton is one of three Cork men who will be conferred with honorary doctorates at University College Cork (UCC) next month.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Broadcaster and comedian Graham Norton is one of three Cork men who will be conferred with honorary doctorates at University College Cork (UCC) nex(...)