Eoin Cannon as Frank McCourt in Angela’s Ashes The Musical.

One doesn’t so much have a conversation with Malachy McCourt as furnish him with an audience. To chat with him is to be pelted with brilliant one-line(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny being welcomed at the Oval Office by US president Barack Obama during his St Patrick’s Day visit to the White House in Washington. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Gaffe-prone US vice-president Joe Biden was up to his old tricks on St Patrick’s Day.He was apparently so fixated on the wearing of the green that he (...)

President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip ahead of a State Banquet this evening in Windsor, England. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Ireland and Britain have gained strength living “in both the shadow and in the shelter of one another” through the years, President Michael D H(...)