Pope John Paul II’s visit to Ballybrit Racecourse in Galway in 1979. Escorts hold umbrellas over the priests who are administering Holy Communion.

Radio folk from the BBC World Service were in town last week making a programme about the upcoming visit of Pope Francis and – having grown up listeni(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore at the  National Sports Campus, Abbotstown, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore stopped well short of saying Labour candidates should encourage their supporters to transfer votes to Fine Gael after Taoisea(...)

‘It’s a part I’ve waited 77 years for.” When Bruce Dern’s turn in Alexander Payne’s Nebraska deservedly took the Best Actor prize at this year’s Canne(...)