Mary McAleese

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Dr Sindy Joyce has been appointed to the Council of State. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A member of the Traveller community appointed by President Michael D Higgins as one of his advisers sees her new role as a rebuke to attacks on her co(...)

Áras an Uachtaráin: I would not trade any of our recent presidents for all the crowned heads of Europe. Photograph: Frank Miller

Fifteen years ago, I was at a conference on Ireland in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was opened by the governor of the state, Mark Warner. After he sp(...)

Presidential candidate Gavin Duffy speaking to media in  Dublin. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

It’s 10am on a weekday and a bus pulls up in rural Co Kildare. In front of us is a rugby pitch, the home ground of Barnhall RFC. Its most famous playe(...)

Presidential candidate Sean Gallagher speaking to media during a vist to the Pregnancy & Baby Fair at the RDS. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Presidential candidate Sean Gallagher has said if elected president he would campaign for a united Ireland and believes it can be achieved within his (...)

Norah Casey  wondered why women who might want a symposium on such themes had not organised one themselves.

Well-known Catholic Irish women were not invited to speak at the World Meeting of Families women’s symposium by organiser Norah Casey because her “per(...)

Brian de Staic is seeking a High Court injunction preventing AJ Bácéir Teoranta, trading as Dingle Goldsmiths, infringing his copyright and passing off its products under the name Ogham Stone Collection

A jeweller whose work has been worn by Hollywood stars and celebrities, including actors Johnny Depp and Julia Roberts, claims a rival is passing off (...)

The remains of Frank Murray are carried from the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock, after his funeral Mass. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

In a career spanning six decades public servant Frank Murray worked for seven taoisigh and three presidents of Ireland, his funeral Mass was told on F(...)

Mary McAleese described St Stan as a “mentor, friend and encourager”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

More than 200 invited guests gathered at City Hall in Dublin on Thursday evening to celebrate the work of social innovator Sr Stanislaus Kennedy. Tr(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the U2 performance of The Joshua Tree in Croke Park Dublin. Photographs: Eric Luke

Fans from across the globe flocked to see U2 perform at Croke Park as part of the band’s The Joshua Tree tour with a host of famous faces in the crowd(...)

Before becoming Racing 92 skills coach Ronan O’Gara won 128 caps for Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Former rugby player Ronan O’Gara says he is “very humbled and honoured” by the decision of Cork City Council to award him the Freedom of Cork. Mr O’(...)

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