Michael D Higgins

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Inger Andersen, the director general of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

A collapse in species is evident throughout the world including Ireland but pointing the finger of blame at farmers is not the way to address the cris(...)

 Simon Coveney is hosting a dinner on Monday and a meeting on Tuesday in Farmleigh. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney will host a private meeting of a group of Arab and EU foreign ministers on Monday to discuss the Middle Eas(...)

President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Coyne meet with the Mayor of Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram.  Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

President Michael D Higgins today finishes a three-day visit to Britain, where he will meet with  members of the Irish community in Liverpoo(...)

Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina, along with  the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall   attend a reception at Victoria Gallery and Museum, University of Liverpool. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

President Michael D Higgins has warned of a coarsening of the debate over Brexit on both sides of the Irish Sea, calling for patience and an acknowled(...)

 Islamic Republic of Iran ambassador Dr Masoud Eslami meets Mick Wallace and Clare Daly at a reception to mark the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.  Photograph: Tom Honan

The common histories of Ireland and Iran in fighting for independence were recalled on Monday at an event in Dublin marking the 40th anniversary of th(...)

 President Michael D Higgins. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina will begin a three-day visit to the UK on Monday. Mr Higgins will begin his visit in Birmingham and (...)

Liam Neeson. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

This is not an obituary. Though it may read like one. A year ago, in quieter, gentler times, when Liam Neeson was just a famous actor, I interviewed h(...)

Mary Lou McDonald on the screen during the Sinn Féin special ardfheis held in the RDS. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

For some members, it was as simple as a change in colour. Purple was just too much. After the presidential election, a low point of Mary Lou McDonald(...)

In the Republic she signalled a new direction for the party by saying she would be prepared to take part in a coalition as the junior partner after the next election. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

On her first anniversary as Sinn Féin leader, Mary Lou McDonald can look back on a year of mixed achievement. Her robust performances in the Dáil, att(...)

‘You can bet the house’ that Peter Casey, pictured, will run for the European Parliament, and the Dáil, according to his friend Senator Gerard Craughwell. Photo Nick Bradshaw

He hasn’t gone away, you know. Peter Casey, the initial no-hoper who confounded commentators and critics by coming a strong second to Michael D Higgi(...)

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