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Journalist Lyra McKee was shot dead in Derry on Thursday night

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to journalist Lyra McKee who was shot dead during riots in Derry on Thursday night. Mr Higgins describe(...)

 Sabina Higgins and artist Pauline Bewick with President Michael D Higgins  at Áras an Uachtaráin where Ms Bewick was presented with the 2019 Kerry Association in Dublin Arts Award. Photograph:  Julien Behal

Artist Pauline Bewick has been presented with the Kerry Association in Dublin Arts Award at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin with President Michael D (...)

Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi talks with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings in Dublin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne - Pool/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and members of her US congressional delegation that he knows they will be there to protect (...)

President Michael D Higgins lauded the Society of St Vincent de Paul’s ‘exceptional network of solidarity’ with poorer people at its anniversary event in the Convention Centre Dublin. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography

President Michael D Higgins has praised the work of the Society of St Vincent de Paul which he described as an “exceptional network of solidarity” wit(...)

 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who will meet Michael D Higgins next week. Photograph:  New York Times

The Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi will meet President Michael D Higgins on Wednesday as part of a US Congressional delegatio(...)

 Sally O’Neill was killed following a road incident in Guatemala. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Trocaire/PA

Sally O’Neill, the veteran Trócaire figure who died in a car crash in Guatamala on Sunday, was one of Ireland’s most high-profile humanitarians, with (...)

 Sally O’Neill pictured at Áras An Uachtarain in March 2015 with President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Tributes have been paid to Sally O’Neill, a leading figure in the overseas development organisation Trócaire, after her death in a car crash in Guatem(...)

Waterford Sinn Féin Cllr John Hearne with his one-eyed hedgehog, Súil Amháin.

Cute animal stories always go down well with the public. The wagging tail of an irresistibly photogenic terrier called Hamish and his solo train trip (...)

Dr Sindy Joyce has been appointed to the Council of State. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A member of the Traveller community appointed by President Michael D Higgins as one of his advisers sees her new role as a rebuke to attacks on her co(...)

Dara Calleary: “I presume, Tánaiste, the Taoiseach and President Macron aren’t discussing their Kylie collections”

Brexit is all very fine, but the people of Belgooly are being held to ransom. The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs may be preoccupied with t(...)

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