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article 08 April 2014 UK, Ireland
Queen Elizabeth II and Michael Higgins (picture: Getty)
'A new era of friendship': Higgins makes historic UK speech

Irish President Michael D Higgins hails "a new era of friendship" between Britain and Ireland after a period of doubt in an historic speech at Westminster.

article 08 April 2014 UK, Ireland
Michael D Higgins (Reuters)
Why Ireland will be watching as president meets Queen

Irish President Michael D Higgins begins a four-day state visit to the UK on Tuesday. Vinnie O'Dowd says it shows us how far Anglo-Irish relations have come.

video 07 April 2014 UK, Ireland

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Brendan Gleeson: 'This is a mark of hope' - video

One of Ireland's best known actors Brendan Gleeson has starred in everything from Brave Heart to Gangs of New York to Harry Potter. Here he speaks about film, and the British Irish relationship.

article 15 March 2014 UK, Ireland
Brian O'Driscoll of Ireland and Mike Brown of England (Getty Images)
Six Nations: Ireland, England and France all in contention

Ireland are in prime position to clinch the Six Nations rugby union tournament by beating France this weekend - but can a resurgent England snatch the title from their grasp?

article 09 March 2014 UK, Ireland
After four consecutive defeats, England's rugby players take on Wales at Twickenham on Sunday - with their coach warning that it is time to
Six Nations: England seek revenge against Wales

After four consecutive defeats, England's rugby players take on Wales at Twickenham on Sunday - with their coach warning that it is time to "deliver on the field".

article 21 February 2014 World, Scotland
Ireland's Brian O'Driscoll, left, and Gael Fickou of France (Reuters)
Six Nations: grand slam decider for Ireland and France?

If France can beat Wales this evening and Ireland defeat England at Twickenham on Saturday, it could set things up for a decider on the final weekend of this weekend's Six Nations series.

article 08 February 2014 Scotland
Brian O'Driscoll (Reuters)
Six Nations: Wales keen to shine against Ireland

Wales are on the hunt for a third consecutive Six Nations win - but are in for a rough ride as they face Ireland this weekend. Meanwhile, England visit Scotland and Italy take on France.

video 05 February 2014 World, Ireland

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Kayaks in the street as Cork city centre flooded - video

Hundreds of businesses in Cork city centre are flood after the River Lee burst its banks, leaving the high street under water.

article 01 February 2014 World, Ireland
Leigh Halfpenny (Getty)
Six Nations 2014: the players to watch

Wales are looking to clinch their third consecutive Six Nations title, but a raft of new players and some old hands are out to upset the party.