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 Caelan Doris, n action against Wales, will again start in the Irish backrow against England this weekend. File photograph: Inpho

Back in April 2015, Ireland played Wales in the European Under-18 Championship in Toulouse. During an injury break, the Irish forwards went into a hud(...)

US speed painter and graffiti artist Erik Wahl with his portrait of U2 singer Bono at the Pendulum Summit at Convention Centre Dublin. Photograph: Conor McCabe

There is usually a Bono angle to stories about major gatherings in Ireland, and the Pendulum Summit is no different. This one says much about how busi(...)

 President Michael D Higgins at the beginning of the presidential inauguration ceremony at Dublin Castle on Sunday. Photograph: Maxwells

A happy event. A bit like fitting the nation with replacement windows to keep out the draught for another seven years. On this occasion, all done und(...)

Businessman Gavin Duffy secured just over 2 per cent of the vote in the presidential election. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Gavin Duffy tried to take his wooden spoon finish the presidential election in good spirits, but the businessman may have lost more than just the chan(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

The best that can be said of the presidential election is that it is over. A shallow, vacuous campaign that sputtered to a predictable conclusion with(...)

Siobhan Quill’s dog Buffy waits outside a polling station in Ireland. Photograph: Siobhan Quill/PA

The President could change in the coming days, but the tradition of Irish voters bringing their dogs to the polls seems to be going nowhere. The hash(...)

Marian Roarty presiding officer and Garda Eamonn McGinley after arriving by helicopter on Tory Island, off the coast of Co Donegal, with a ballot box for the presidential election and referendum on blasphemy. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Polls opened at 7am on Friday for the presidential election and a referendum on removing the offence of blasphemy from the Constitution. When you arr(...)

Presidential candidates Senator Joan Freeman, MEP Liadh Ní Riada, President Michael D Higgins, Seán Gallagher, Peter Casey and Gavin Duffy ahead of the debate on RTÉ’s ‘Prime Time’. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

We thought it was going to be Coyote Casey versus the Talking Tea Cosy. Michael D Higgins, dodging the hits like Road Runner, with Peter Casey stalkin(...)

The presidential election takes place on Friday, October 26th.

Presidential candidate Seán Gallagher has changed his mind and will now participate in all remaining debates. Ahead of a televised debate with all s(...)

President Michael D Higgins launching his Shared Ireland, Shared Island initiative at Droichead Arts Centre in Drogheda, Co Louth, on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

President Michael D Higgins has claimed he was following security advice from his own office when he used the Government jet to travel to Belfast for (...)

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