There will be an address from President Michael D Higgins in the Round Room of the Mansion House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

January 21st Members of the Dáil and the Seanad will meet in the Round Room of the Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2, where the first public mee(...)

Bono joked that ‘the worst thing’ he could say about Canada was that they are ‘nice’. Photograph: Kim Haughton

U2 frontman Bono gave his full-throated support to Ireland’s bid for a UN Security Council seat saying that “storytellers” were needed to explain the (...)

  President Michael D Higgins makes his address to the UN General Assembly in New York  on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace. Photograph: Maxwells

The world’s turbulent countries can learn something from Ireland’s successful peace process, President Michael D Higgins told a United Nations meetin(...)

Michael Brown: ‘You never switch off in this job but I love it’

The “Big Fella” peeps over Mick Browne’s shoulder – he has his back. Standing tall, the statuette of Michael Collins rests on a table behind the desk (...)

Ronan Flynn – father of Lucy Flynn – pictured leaving the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts

A nine-year-old girl, who was attacked and bitten by a neighbour’s dog two years ago was awarded €20,000 damages on Tuesday . Barrister Caitriona O’R(...)

 Independent Alliance member and Minister for Tourism Shane Ross said a ‘compromise was reached’ over how Ministers are notified over UN votes. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Cabinet will be notified of controversial United Nations votes in advance in future following a “very direct” exchange of views over Saudi Arabia toda(...)

No palm tree left unclimbed: Like a Fianna Fáil politician seeking the last vote up a mountain boreen, diplomats canvassed every remote corner of the oceans from the Comoros to Vanuatu. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The trigger has been pulled and the tortuous journey has begun. The diplomatic corps has been reshuffled. Experienced ambassadors have been assigned t(...)

Ireland’s ambassador in London, Dan Mulhall, is to become ambassador to the US. Photograph: Malcolm McNally

Ireland’s ambassador in London, Dan Mulhall, is to become ambassador to the United States as part of a rotation in the senior ranks at the Department (...)

A Munster  fan pays tribute to former Ireland and Munster star Anthony Foley outside Thomond Park in Limerick. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Munster squad and management will convene again in their High Performance Centre at UL on Wednesday before confirming whether they intend to go ah(...)

A marble plaque mounted in honour of Eileen Gray. In attendance at the unveiling were deputy mayor in the sixth arrondissement Chantal Lambert Burens, Ireland Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason (centre) and Patrick Klugman.

“Eileen Gray, Irish architect and designer, 1878-1976, lived in this building from 1907 until 1976,” states the marble plaque unveiled by Ireland’s Am(...)

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