Sinead foyle from Co Laois picutred wth her Debs Dress which she bought in Folkster in Temple Bar Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Cometh the summer, cometh the debs and cometh the dresses. As the trauma of the Leaving Cert fades and thoughts turn to fashion and celebration, fe(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina on their arrival to Kazumu International Airport, Lilongwe, Malawi on the ninth day of the President’s 22-day official visit to Ethiopia, Malawi and South Africa. Photograph:  Chris Bellew

Irish missionaries were Ireland’s original pioneers in Africa, President Michael D Higgins has said in Malawi. Six Irish missionaries with long servi(...)