President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina after last weekend’s result was announced. Photograph: Tom Honan

So the dogs have the paws under the presidential table again and the sitting tenants have the lease renewed for another seven years. No doubt the mess(...)

Peter Casey ‘appears to advocate a return to the assimilationist policies of the past’ in relation to Travellers. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Back in the day, in the early 1990s, politicians and political parties were greedy and careless. Anti-Traveller sentiment was an assured vote-catcher.(...)

President  Michael D Higgins addresses the High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace at United Nations headquarters in New York on  Tuesday . Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Four Government Ministers have committed their support to President Micheál D Higgins to remain in office. Eoghan Murphy, Charlie Flanagan, Simon Har(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s wide-ranging speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg took in issues such a Brexit, climate change, European unity, tax issues and migration. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

It’s Leo Varadkar’s birthday on Thursday. This time last year, he was an ambitious young Cabinet minister with his eye on the top job. On Thursday he(...)

  A group of teenagers setting off from Dún Laoghaire for a week of sail training on board the Spirit of Oysterhaven. Pictured  are Ciara Beatley; Kim Murphy; Alex Quinn; Dikhsha Ramsurn; Joan Osayande; Christina Byrne; Tina Thom; Balikis Falade and Guarav Ramsurn. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Like most young people, Samantha Ncube is obsessed with her mobile phone. She tweets, uses WhatsApp and texts throughout the day, and before this sum(...)

It was notable that during his 2014 China trip President Michael D Higgins’s usually unconstrained championing of human rights and the underdog was mu(...)

William Dunne of TCD Hist at the 2015 Irish Times Debate final in Maynooth University. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Back before TV sets were in every household and before every occasion was marked with a group selfie, third-level students turned out in their hund(...)

Sally (left), Jill (right) and Hilary O’Herlihy, daughters and wife of Bill O’Herlihy at the funeral Mass of the RTÉ presenter at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in  Foxrock, south Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Together for the last time, they moved slowly towards the church door as the funeral bell tolled. And in our imagination, we half expected to hear Joh(...)

 President Micheal D Higgins lays a wreath outside the GPO. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When the big centenary comes around, we will solemnly think of days gone by and those stirring moments at the GPO which so touched the native heart.Th(...)

Joan Bergin: “We are not dealing with a celebrity on the red carpet, but a hard-working woman, who is very intelligent and politically aware and the wife of the President.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Irish fashion will be in the spotlight next week when Sabina Higgins accompanies her husband President Michael D Higgins on the first official (...)

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