Artist turned textile designer Helen Steele projects paint layers into the air, capturing the 3D designs for transfer to print on fabrics in vivid layering of contrasting colours. Photograph: Peter Rowen

300 photographs by Peter Rowen show Ireland’s top design and craft talent at work

The ‘English Tudor style’ home at 110 Longfellow Avenue, which featured in The Godfather, has a slate roof and was built in the 1930s. Photograph: Connie Profaci Realty

Owners of Corleone family home from 1972 film seek offer they can’t refuse

More than 120 countries allow citizens abroad to vote, but Ireland does not  allow emigrants to cast a ballot in presidential or Dáil elections. Photograph:  Julien Behal/PA Wire

Oireachtas committee says Irish abroad ‘should continue to have a stake in future of country’

Flight times to Ireland and temperatures vary hugely in the world’s second largest country

Mothers who had seen at least one child move abroad demonstrated increased symptoms in all three mental health categories

Increased symptoms recorded in group of older people whose children have emigrated

Alone, the charity working with socially isolated older people, replicating an ad they ran in Irish newspapers in Britain and the US in the early 1980s, as the last wave of mass emigration from Ireland was just beginning.

Analysis: Tilda study shows mothers particularly suffer loneliness and depression after children emigrate

GAA abroad: Aoife Cahill playing for Cumann Warszawa European Regional Tournament in Poland

Global Diaspora and Development Forum is being held in Dublin this weekend

Minister of State for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan speaking at the Global Diaspora and Development Forum at the Hilton Hotel in Dublin this morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Jimmy Deenihan and Bill Clinton address Global Diaspora and Development Forum in Dublin

Irish-American publisher Niall O’Dowd, a co-founder of the Irish Lobby for Immigration reform, will be one of ten people to receive awards from President Michael D Higgins tomorrow for their work with Irish communities overseas. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Irish-American publisher one of 10 to receive Presidential award for service to Irish abroad

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