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 President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins in Würzburg on the third day of an official state visit to Germany. Photograph:  Maxwell

This weekend the German city of Würzburg comes to a joyous standstill, celebrating its Catholic heritage, the Cavan man they have to thank for it – an(...)

President Michael D Higgins at the University of Leipzig during a state visit to Germany: also attended a concert in Berlin’s Kreuzberg area. Photograph: Peter Endig

Aoife Ní Bhriain began her week in a massive copper beer cauldron in Bavaria: a recording session, she insists, not a drinking session. On Thursday e(...)

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (L) and Ireland’s President Michael D Higgins inspect a military honour guard at the presidential Bellevue Palace in Berlin. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

German president Frank Walter Steinmeier has insisted that Ireland “need not worry” about Germany in the critical Brexit months ahead because Berlin h(...)

Niall O Floinn,  head of Chen Tai Chi in Ireland, and his students

Niall O Floinn is head of Chen Tai Chi in Ireland and teaches Tai Chi to his students in classes in Galway and Clonmel, Co Tipperary. He gave us some (...)

Sabina Higgins with Irish Citizen Army re-enactors in Liberty Hall, Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Relatives of participants in the 1916 Rising have condemned the Saoradh parade which took place in Dublin on Saturday, describing the group as “crimin(...)

 Floral tributes have been arriving at the Mosque on Dublin’s South Circular Road after the atrocity in New Zealand. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Abusive and threatening behaviour towards Muslim women has prompted a group of them to try to set up a network of safe places in Dublin where women ca(...)

The exterior of 422 North Circular Road, dramatist Seán O’Casey’s last residence. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The last Dublin home of dramatist and socialist Sean O’Casey, where he wrote his best known plays, is being bought by Dublin City Council for use as h(...)

 Sabina Higgins meets Hanan Amer at the Amal women’s association event celebrating International Women’s Day, at the Dublin Mosque, on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“Strange day!” said Sabina Higgins as she squeezed her way into the entrance hall of the Dublin Mosque meeting rooms for the International Woman’s Day(...)

Michael O’Sullivan (59) and Matt Murphy (83) outside their favourite cafe, Lilliput Stores in Stoneybatter.  Photograph: James Forde

Though not quite your average happily-married couple, Matt Murphy (83) and Michael O’Sullivan (59) are just as content after their one year of wedded (...)

 President Michael D Higgins at the beginning of the presidential inauguration ceremony at Dublin Castle on Sunday. Photograph: Maxwells

A happy event. A bit like fitting the nation with replacement windows to keep out the draught for another seven years. On this occasion, all done und(...)

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