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Steph Booth, widow of Tony Booth, and a former Irish Times columnist. Photograph: Tessa Kerr

As Tony became increasingly frail, I would, in odd moments, allow my brain to reflect on what it would mean to be a widow. A strange thing to do, but(...)

US president Donald Trump inspects the guard of honour during a ceremonial welcome at Buckingham Palace. Photograph: Toby Melville/PA Wire

Donald Trump went on the offensive against the mayor of London, so-called “fake news” and China before meeting Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace. (...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina with Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at Glencree Centre for Peace & Reconciliation in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Prince of Wales has spoken of the “vital links” that exist between the Republic and the United Kingdom during a two-day visit to Co Wicklow. Prin(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and Britain’s Prince Charles talk during a visit to the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation in Co Wicklow. Photograph:  Neil Hall/EPA

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are visiting Co Wicklow on Monday in a trip aimed at further strengthening Anglo-Irish relations. They me(...)

Boy died after attack at Tencreek Holiday Park in Looe. File image. PA

A 10-year-old boy has died after being attacked by a dog at a caravan park. Police say a 28-year-old woman is now in police custody in relation to th(...)

Kerry fashion designer Don O’Neill working in his studio in New York

Few people come to New York to disappear, not least those in fashion. Whether you’re attending the opening of a Broadway play or standing tall in the (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney welcomes Britain’s Prince Charles before dinner at the Irish embassy in London on March 6th.

It’s been a busy week for Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney as Britain’s Brexit bandwagon lurches unsteadily towards God only kn(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May at Farmleigh in Dublin earlier this month. Photograph: Maxwells

Politicians and others in positions of responsibility should heed the wise words of President Higgins, who has cautioned all of those involved in the (...)

President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Coyne meet with the Mayor of Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram.  Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

President Michael D Higgins today finishes a three-day visit to Britain, where he will meet with  members of the Irish community in Liverpoo(...)

Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina, along with  the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall   attend a reception at Victoria Gallery and Museum, University of Liverpool. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

President Michael D Higgins has warned of a coarsening of the debate over Brexit on both sides of the Irish Sea, calling for patience and an acknowled(...)

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