Michael D Higgins

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The funeral of writer and academic Seamus Deane in the Victorian Chapel at Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harolds Cross, Dublin. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Seamus Deane loved Derry, his daughter Émer recalled at his funeral service on Monday, remembering the excitement of childhood family trips there at H(...)

President Michael D Higgins  listed “numerous interventions” that could have mitigated the impact of the famine. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The “devastating consequences” of the Irish Famine could have been avoided had the British government acted more decisively, President Michael D Higgi(...)

Garth Brooks at Croke Park: Dubliners banned his concerts and built a big wall around the capital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Who were the people of ancient 2014? Did they eat the same food as us? Were they really “all about that bass”? Did they know the secrets of iron? What(...)

Fayez Al Dali, from Sandyford in Dublin, with his daughter, Almanar al Dali (6) and son Jassar al Dali (2) at the mosque in the Clonskeagh, Dublin. Photograph; Damien Eagers/The Irish Times

Easing of pandemic restrictions on public worship this week could hardly have happened at a better time for Ireland’s estimated 110,000 Muslims as the(...)

Deirdre Morley (44) of Parson’s Court, Newcastle, Co Dublin, is charged with murdering her sons Conor (9) and Darragh (7) and her daughter Carla (3).

The identity of a 44-year-old mother who is to stand trial next week accused of murdering her three young children at their family home can now be pub(...)

Order remains in place despite the coming into force  of an amendment to a controversial section of the Children Act. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

An application by RTÉ to lift a court order which prevents a convicted child murderer and his victim from being publicly identified has been adjourned(...)

A total bar on naming children who have been the subject of court cases came into effect last October following a Court of Appeal ruling. Photograph: Getty Images

Child victims of homicide can be named publicly from Friday onwards, following legislation signed into law last week. A total bar on naming children (...)

 Mourners follow the funeral cortege of Tom Hickey outside Eadestown Parish Church in Co Kildare. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Actor Tom Hickey will be remembered for his “magisterial work in the theatre and on screen”, his funeral Mass heard on Thursday. Hickey, who played B(...)

Some of the letters from the H-blocks. Photograph: Julien Behal

Tiny, handwritten letters composed by republican prisoners in the H-Blocks and Armagh women’s prison in the lead-up to the 1981 hunger strikes, have e(...)

President Michael D Higgins said he believed the religious oath he swore during his inauguration should be removed and replaced with an affirmation. File photograph: Maxwell Photography

President Michael D Higgins has urged people in Northern Ireland not to allow the past to “disable you in the present” as the state marks 100 years si(...)

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