O’Connell Street during last year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

He banished snakes from the country but people attending St Patrick’s Day parades around Ireland this weekend may well wish our patron saint had focus(...)

Sir Richard Wallace aged 70. Photograph: Copyright The Wallace Collection

They are first and foremost places to watch the river of life float by, to enjoy a busking troubadour or catch a whiff of Gauloises smoke. The public (...)

A performance of Thomas Adès’s ‘Powder Her Face’

There is history in the Irish National Opera’s name, and that history tells a lot about the troubled history of opera in Ireland.  The first Iri(...)

US house speaker Paul Ryan: has been invited to visit Ireland next January for the centenary of the first sitting of the Dáil. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Part of the job of Irish embassies is to host visiting delegations from the Oireachtas as they pass through the US capital. This week was particularl(...)

William Partridge: labour movement stalwart and 1916 rebel

Like a more famous protagonist of 1916, Patrick Pearse, William Partridge was the son of an Englishman who, in a reverse of the historic pattern, had (...)

 Fr Joseph Mallin SJ: son of Michael Mallin is now 103

In the hills of British India, 120 years ago this summer, there occurred an incident that, small in itself, may have had serious repercussions in Dubl(...)

 Leo Varadkar appointed just three women as Ministers of State in his Cabinet reshuffle. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Women for Election, the advocacy and training group that empowers women to enter politics in Ireland, is currently running a #MoreWomen crowdfunding c(...)

The Edge performs with Bono during the opening concert of U2’s global The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 in Vancouver, Canada on May 12th. Photograph: Nick Didlick/Reuters

U2’s Bono and Edge have hailed the “exceptional bravery and power of the women’s movement” in leading the protest against the Trump administration in (...)

John Moore (57) arrives at  Dublin District Court where he is charged with causing criminal damage to Eamon de Valera’s headstone in Glasnevin cemetery. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Dublin man accused of vandalising the headstone of former president and taoiseach Eamon de Valerahas told a court it was a “moment of madness”. Joh(...)

Britain’s Prince Edward,  Duke of Kent, isshown the grave of Eamon de Valera during a visit to Glasnevin cemetery in May 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson

A Dublin man accused of vandalising the headstone of former president and taoiseach Eamon de Valera told gardaí he was guilty, a court has heard. Joh(...)

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