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Mary Robinson: respondents’ most admired living Irish people, apart from their own family members,  were the former president, also Bono and Liam Neeson, followed by Gerry Adams and Conor McGregor. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Seven in 10 younger Irish-Americans say they would be interested in getting an Irish passport, while more than two-thirds believe it’s important their(...)

Deputy Irish PM Frances Fitzgerald, Sabina Coyne, Irish President Michael Higgins and ARU Chief Bull Pulver at Australia Rugby Union HQ in Sydney. Photograph: Brook Mitchell/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins said that he was “more than optimistic” that Australia would support Ireland’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup after (...)

Liam Neeson has ‘helped to raise Ireland’s profile and awareness of Ireland and Irish artists around the world’.

Liam Neeson is to receive a special award from President Michael D Higgins for his outstanding contribution to the Irish diaspora. The annual Presid(...)

 A view of Ireland’s proposal. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

If their press conferences at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington were any yardstick whatsoever, the Irish bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup was c(...)

Bob Geldof: lending his voice to support Ireland’s bid to host 2023 Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Irish Rugby World Cup bid will bring Rock ‘n’ Roll and Hollywood glamour to London later this month as Bono, Bob Geldof and Liam Neeson try to imp(...)

Moira O’Neill, who has died aged 94, was possibly the oldest hotelier in Ireland and certainly one of the most celebrated. For more than seven decades(...)

A fabulously transformed Nicole Kidman,  plays a Germaine Greer-idolising feminist

One of the qualities that set Robin Griffin apart in Jane Campion’s superb detective drama Top of the Lake, from 2013, was that this outsider had a ne(...)

Liam Neeson (then 64) in Martin Scorsese’s 2016 film Silence. Scorsese is 74. It is bizarre to   still refer  to people over 65 as “dependent”.

Imagine that there has been a widespread outbreak of burglaries, and the Minister of Justice responds by demanding that the burglars should be more up(...)

Gay rights campaigners take part in a march through Belfast to protest against the ban on same-sex marriage. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of people from across Ireland have taken part in a “March for Marriage” in Belfast calling for the immediate introduction of civil marriage (...)

Liam Neeson photographed in London  at a film screening in September 2016. File photograph: Getty Images

Ballymena’s most famous native son officially reaches pensionable age today. However, it seems unlikely Liam Neeson (65) will be spending more time wi(...)

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