Author Hugh Oram outside the Old Punch Bowl pub in  Booterstown. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It could be any crossroads. There is nothing now to mark the place where Kevin O’Higgins, the then minister for justice and vice-president of the Iris(...)

Pope John Paul II kisses thr ground on arrival in Dublin, 1979. Photograph: Mazpix

Watching the second part of the quite superb RTÉ documentary series The Game last Monday night, I was struck by the fervour of the crowds in Croke Par(...)

Senator Joan Freeman: A number of TDs from the rural technical group confirmed they are willing to back her if she decides to run for president. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Senator Joan Freeman is understood to be seeking a nomination to run for the office of president. Ms Freeman, who is the founder of suicide charity P(...)

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny receives the European Movement Ireland’s European of the Year  award. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The British government is “riven by internal dissent” and lacks credibility on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, former taoiseach Enda Kenn(...)

 Magdalene survivors Breda Duffy and Martha Osmond, who were together in the Limerick Magdalene laundry. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Hundreds of Magdalene women from Ireland, including those who have been living abroad, are taking part in an historic two-day event in Dublin on Tuesd(...)

 Dublin Airport on May 24th: voters were welcomed and cheered as they entered the arrivals lounge.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

From Bangkok and Buenos Aires, Tokyo and Toronto, Irish emigrants came flocking home in their droves last week, showing Ireland and the world that the(...)

 Ms Justice Mary Laffoy, chairwoman, at the Citizens’ Assembly in Malahide, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The first signs that the Irish public were far more liberal about abortion than had been assumed came at the Grand Hotel in Malahide, following the de(...)

The European Investment Bank approved €987 million in funding for nine Irish projects including an allocation of €500 million for the National Broadband Plan

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is to finance the Government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP) to the tune of €500 million. Minister for Communicati(...)

Bill Browder, head of investment fund Hermitage Capital Management, has spearheaded a campaign against Russian officials.

Bill Browder, a leading international critic of the Putin regime, has urged Ireland to clamp down on corrupt Russian officials, who have invested abro(...)

A screen shot from Government video promoting Ireland.

As for gifts, it’ll probably be the usual assortment of linen and books and a little something in silver. Or maybe Leo might surprise Donald with a b(...)

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