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Lord Kilclooney: ‘I did not know her name and identified her with the term Indian. Most people understood.’ File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Lord Kilclooney, the former Ulster Unionist Party MP John Taylor, has come in for renewed criticism after he described the United States vice-presiden(...)

A  screengrab  shows supreme court president  Justice Lady Brenda Hale reading the judgement on the prorogation of British parliament. Photograph: EPA

Below is a summary of the British supreme court’s judgment that the the decision by British prime minister Boris Johnson to suspend parliament for fiv(...)

Writer Edna O’Brien, in Sligo for  a   celebratory Nobel dinner   for   Yeats2015,  to  mark     the  150th anniversary of  the poet’s  birth. Photograph: James Connolly

For her last significant birthday the writer Edna O’Brien generated headlines stating “still hot at 80”, which arguably made her the ideal person to(...)

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow described President Michael D Higgins’ visit as ‘historic’. Photograph: Reuters/Neil Hall

Dozens of intrigued tourists stood outside Sovereign’s Entrance in the Palace of Westminster yesterday as the Lifeguards, resp(...)

Mr Higgins will be honoured at a state banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle. Photograph:L Andrew Winning/Reuters

Áras an Uachtaráin has released details of the upcoming state visit by President Michael D Higgins to Britain. The visit follows the successful(...)