President Michael D Higgins with former ministers, Brendan Daly, Donie Cassidy, Michael Mulcahy. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

For John Mulcahy, journalism and publishing was not just a job or a career, it was his passion, his memorial Mass heard on Thursday. Though ill for (...)

Spain’s Agriculture Minister Miguel Arias Canete (left) talks Simon Coveney at the start of an EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council at the EU Council in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP

Anything good in Die Welt this week? Simon Coveney made the daily briefing notes column on Thursday thanks to the hours he put in during (...)