Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabina and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, watch as the coffin of the celebrated broadcaster Gay Byrne, is carried into St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Gay Byrne was remembered at his funeral on Friday as a much loved husband and father, a friend and colleague and so very much more. He was, said the (...)

The tomb of Fr John O’Sullivan SJ during his beatification at St Francis Xavier’s church on Gardiner Street in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There were wristbands, portaloos and even merchandise on sale on Dublin’s Gardiner Street at the weekend. However, this wasn’t some inner-city music (...)

It should not happen in Ireland and certainly not in a year which commemorates the beginnings of the Reformation 500 years ago, when Martin Luther nai(...)

(From left): Frank and Paula Cullen, the parents of Leo  with Brian O’Driscoll’s mother and father Geraldine and Frank at the Westin Hotel, Dublin .Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Tonight at the RDS Leinster will hope to celebrate victory in the RaboDirect Pro12 against the Glasgow Warriors and in doing so provide the appropr(...)