George Bernard Shaw: caused a sort of frisson. Photograph:  AFP/AFP/Getty Images

With Royal Ascot behind closed doors this year, there is even less risk of anyone being shocked by a vulgar cockney shouting at one of the horses: “Mo(...)

The statue of William Smith O’Brien on O’Connell Street in Dublin. Not only does its inscription have two languages, it also has two meanings.

Writing about the statue of William Smith O’Brien earlier in the week, I neglected to mention what may be its most interesting feature, the bilingual (...)

President Michael D Higgins addresses the Legislative Assembly in Parliament House in Perth, Western Australia, on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

President Michael D Higgins acknowledged that injustices were inflicted on the Aboriginal people by Irish emigrants in Australia in a landmark address(...)

Honorary French consul Catherine Gagneux  and Mayor of Galway Noel Larkin during the presentation of the patchwork version of the Irish Tricolour at Galway City Hall. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When a group of French women presented a flag made of the finest silk to three Irish men in Paris some 168 years ago, little did they know that their(...)

Philip Lynch: ‘On our bush block, an hour’s drive south of Hobart, we can often go for days without witnessing any other human activity... the island’s rich array of marsupials commandeer the highways and byways from dusk to dawn.’

After living for almost three decades in Melbourne, this Irishman now calls rural Tasmania home. My wife and I wanted a change from our treadmill-lik(...)

John Lee with his children John and Áine: his solid ash table took the new Irish Design Award. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

For the first time the National Craft Awards presented at the RDS yesterday were divided into separate categories of emerging and established maker(...)