Sabina Higgins

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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(...)

Méabh Ní Drisceoil, third secretary in the Irish embassy in Hungary,  meeting president of Hungary János Áder.

Is there more to being a diplomat than truly spoiling guests at the ambassadorial residence with pyramids of gold foil-wrapped chocolates? The Public(...)

Sabina Higgins addressing the Friends of Breastfeeding event in Naas, Co Kildare.

Sabina Higgins has called the “global movement” for breastfeeding “probably the most important thing in the world”. “To me it is terribly important,”(...)

Sabina Higgins with Michelline Sheehy Skeffington at the Mansion House, Dublin, during   commemoration of La na mBan 1918. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

Twenty eight traditional Irish music sessions took place across Ireland, Britain and the US on Saturday as part of a day of action and awareness to hi(...)

 Magdalene survivors Breda Duffy and Martha Osmond, who were together in the Limerick Magdalene laundry. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Hundreds of Magdalene women from Ireland, including those who have been living abroad, are taking part in an historic two-day event in Dublin on Tuesd(...)

Matt Murphy (85) and Michael O’Sullivan (58) pictured got married in Dublin on Friday to avoid inheritance tax. Photograph: Collins

Matt Murphy and Michael O’Sullivan, the friends who said they would marry to avoid taxes, went through with the ceremony on Friday at Dublin register (...)

 Lily Thorup, Sarah Norris, Isabel McLoughlin and Jenny Lynch, students from Our Lady’s, Terenure at Áras an Uachtaráin to mark World Philosophy Day and launch the the Irish Young Philosopher Awards. Photo: Maxwells

Every Wednesday, teacher Elizabeth O’Brien takes a double-class which has no textbook and will lead to no exams. Over blocks of eight weeks, 30 stud(...)

It is the nature of public debate in our society to frame every statement as a confrontation, which is why President Michael D Higgins remains an enig(...)

President Michael D Higgins, and his wife, Sabina, with Caitlyn Melia and Jake Anderson, students at St Patrick’s national school in Chapelizod, John Fitzsimons of Camara and Edel Gormley, acting principal of the school. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

As President Michael D Higgins walked through the square schoolroom in St Patrick’s national school in Dublin’s Chapelizod, Caitlyn Melia (9) was writ(...)

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