John Neary

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A community has shown real Christmas spirit by raising more than €5,000 to pay for  the funeral of a much-loved local resident, Margaret Lang, who died alone last week. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Margaret Lang’s plain wooden coffin was wheeled into St Patrick’s Church in Trim, Co Meath. Fifty locals walked beside and behind – a community escort(...)

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon during the opening of the International Criminal Court complex in the Hague, The Netherlands. Photograph: EPA/Koen van Weel

When King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands officially opened the first permanent home of the International Criminal Court yesterday, there was no d(...)

Aisling Casey: ‘There’s huge interest in Irish music here [Amsterdam]. But I wanted to show that the range of that music is much broader than most people expect.’ Photograph: Fred van’t Slot

Aisling Casey grew up in a house alive with music. But it wasn’t until the age of 20, when she won a place to study in Germany with one of Europe’s le(...)

Relatives and friends of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines  disaster at  a national commemoration ceremony in Amsterdam yesterday. Photograph: Jasper Juinen-Pool/Getty Images

The day is already being remembered as 17/7, the Netherlands’ own 9/11 – and so it was fitting that the centrepiece of yesterday’s national day of r(...)

Peter Robinson: “Visits such as these are extremely important to developing important trade and investment relationships.” Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness begin a four-day trade mission to Japan this week – the first undertaken by the First Minister and Deputy First M(...)