The funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham. Military Pallbearers carry the coffin into the church. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar led the mourners at the funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave in Dublin on Saturday. President Michael D Higgins, who is (...)

Brexit will shape Ireland’s future as much as the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921,  MEP Mairead McGuinness told the 95th annual Beal na Blath commemoration in West Cork.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The forthcoming treaty between Britain and the European Union will shape Ireland’s future as much as the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921, MEP Mairead McGu(...)

Vice-president of the European Parliament Mairéad McGuinness: ‘The idea of leaving and coming back on your own terms is quite an ask.’ File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The peace process must not be used as a “bargaining chip” in the Brexit negotiations between the European Union and the UK, the Government has warned.(...)

More than  60,000 people  attended the Tullamore Show. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

With record-breaking crowds, occasional sunshine and no rain, the Tullamore Show was marred only by the “shameful” absence of any Government Ministers(...)

Sheep being judged at the 2016 Tullamore Show in Co Offaly. Photograph: Eric Luke

Around 500 workers are currently putting the final touches to the agricultural show which almost doubles the population of Co Offaly for one day each (...)

Teenagers from India, the US and Ireland are gathering in Kildare this week for Foróige’s “leadership for life” youth conference.   The conference brings together young people to learn how to become leaders in their own communities.

Hundreds of teenagers from around the world are taking part in a week-long conference to learn how to become leaders in their communities. Foróige, t(...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker speaks in the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, France. Photograph: EBS via AP

Jean-Claude Juncker blew a gasket in the European Parliament on Tuesday when hardly any MEPs turned up for a session reviewing Malta’s EU presidency. (...)

Mairead McGuinness will deliver this year’s oration at the annual Michael Collins commemoration. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Irish MEP Mairead McGuinness is to deliver this year’s oration at the annual Michael Collins commemoration at Beal na Blath in August. Dermot Collins(...)

Mairead McGuinness MEP: “I’m very troubled about the idea of a Great Repeal Bill if it allows for the elimination of some core elements of environmental law by the United Kingdom.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The UK’s touted Great Repeal Bill after Brexit could spark a “bonfire of environmental regulations” leading to a disparity in protections on either si(...)

Fine Gael leadership candidates Leo Varadkar (left) and Simon Coveney exchanged sharp jibes over election planning, boundary changes and portfolios in the most heated husting so far. Photograph:  Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Supporters of Minister for Housing Simon Coveney believe he is on the cusp of a comeback in the Fine Gael leadership contest. Mr Coveney went head-to(...)

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