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US vice-president Mike Pence and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  at Farmleigh House on Tuesday. Photograph:  Pool/Getty

US vice-president Mike Pence expressed support for UK prime minister Boris Johnson in the ongoing Brexit negotiations following his meeting with Taois(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence said Doonbeg was the ‘logical’ choice to use as a base for his visit to Ireland. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

US vice-president Mike Pence leaves for London on Wednesday following a visit to Ireland that did not go entirely to plan. Pence made an unexpected in(...)

Young Irelander John Mitchel wrote witheringly years later of how England ‘sent round the hat all over the globe’. Photograph: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis via Getty Images

Writing about the Polish Count Pawel Strzelecki last May, I called him a “forgotten hero of the Irish Famine”.  Forgotten may have been overstati(...)

The Irish greyhound industry must refocus its priorities away from breeding and on to animal welfare if it is to continue receiving Government funding, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has warned. Image: iStock.

The Irish greyhound industry must refocus its priorities away from breeding and on to animal welfare if it is to continue receiving Government funding(...)

GSoc has criticised the practice of gardaí investigating gardaí. Photograph: Collins

Oversight of An Garda Síochána is “not possible” because the force is continuing to conduct criminal and disciplinary investigations into its own memb(...)

Offences under the legislation include assault causing harm or serious harm, threats to kill or cause serious harm, coercion, harassment, sexual assault and rape. Photograph: iStock

Irish citizens or residents who commit crime abroad and then return to Ireland can now be investigated and convicted of the offences in the Republic u(...)

File photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Education Joe McHugh should insist that history is categorised as a core subject for the Junior Certificate. Its downgrading was a retrog(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: the memorial will be “a testament to our commitment to working with organisations like Front Line Defenders in promoting and protecting human rights throughout the world”. Photograph: Tom Hona

The Department of Foreign Affairs is to erect a memorial at its headquarters in Dublin to those who have died defending human rights . The Human Rig(...)

A man looks at the results of the blasphemy referendum. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Ireland is now a country of many parts. Reflecting on results of the last three referendums, it is clear that there is a strong mood among voters for (...)

Archbishop Oscar Romero (1917 - 1980) at home in San Salvador in November 1979. Photograph: Alex Bowie/Getty

There is something about the murder of a priest saying Mass that has always stirred the Christian imagination. The priest is then at his most vulnerab(...)

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