Unlike the harp and flag, Amhrán na bhFiann is the only national symbol not protected by copyright, Seanad is told. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Amhrán na bhFiann is Ireland’s hymn and “must be legally protected for our future generations”, the grandson of Peadar Kearney, the man who penned the(...)

 President Micheal D Higgins laying a wreath on behalf of the Irish people during the National Day of Commemoration at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland’s war dead and Defence Force personnel who died while serving on UN missions were remembered in a formal military and religious ceremony at th(...)