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Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív wants to reopen Micheál Martin’s decision not to stand a presidential candidate against President Michael D Higgins at a s(...)

Twitter has created a new papal visit emoji in honour of Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland this August. The emoji, consisting of the smiling face of t(...)

Síona Cahill, president of the USI, speaks at the Emerging Ireland summer school.

Complacency is the biggest challenge facing young people involved in politics, despite the successful referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment, the h(...)

Pope Francis waves before his Angelus prayer after a Mass for Italian youths at St Peter’s Square in the Vatican. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP

The pope is coming. So, what exactly is happening? The World Meeting of Families festival kicks off in the RDS and around the country on Tuesday, Aug(...)

More than 400,000 people are expected to visit Drogheda, Co Louth, for the annual Fleadh Cheoil traditional Irish music festival over the next week. (...)

President Higgins and his wife Sabina meeting Prince Shah Karim Al Husseini, Aga Khan IV. Photograph: Maxwells

President Michael D Higgins hosted the Aga Khan at a reception in Áras an Uachtaráin on Saturday marking the Shia Muslim leader’s 60th anniversary in (...)

Victoria Lloyd, Bob Geldof, Lord Gowrie, seated, and Thomas Kinsella at the gathering in Luggala for Garech Browne. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

In a simple ceremony on the edge of Lough Tay, the ashes of Garech Browne, art collector, patron of the arts, and a Guinness heir, were poured into it(...)

President Michael D Higgins: still  doing what he has to do, even if journalists will be turning up in increasing numbers at his public events. Photograph: Inpho/Tommy Dickson

The Mexican showjumpers are in raptures. A large sombrero is lording it over the top hats and fascinators and a waistcoated Winston Churchtown is swan(...)

Nan Joyce, the Traveller activist who died this week, was “a person who refused to be a victim,” mourners at her funeral have been told. Photograph:  Paddy Whelan/THE IRISH TIMES

Nan Joyce, the Traveller activist who died this week, was “a person who refused to be a victim,” mourners at her funeral have been told. “Forced to l(...)

Looking over Lough Tay, with Luggala Mountain on the right. It has been noted that  'private property' signs have been appearing around the Co Wicklow estate in recent weeks. Photograph: Mountaineering Ireland

Mountaineering Ireland has appealed to Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan to acquire the uplands surrounding Luggala estate in Co Wicklow for the pu(...)

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