Darragh O’Connell of Cuala and Jack Langton of Clara at the Leinster Club semi-final at Parnell Park earlier this month. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

(...) primary and secondary, spoke Irish at home, so it was only natural I would apply to a Gaelscoil. At the(...)

 Eamon de Valera  inspects troops outside the GPO in Dublin on the 25th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising: The English have an innate distaste for de Valera because he personifies an independent Irish national identity, claims historian Ronan Fanning. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

(...) catastrophic consequences of de Valera’s petulant rejection of the Anglo-Irish Treaty in 1921-22 with an(...)

Chicagoans are understandably proud that their city was the birthplace of the skyscraper in the 19th century, but few know that in the 1830s, Irish immigrants dug the Illinois & Michigan Canal that assured the growth of the frontier town on the shores of Lake Michigan.

(...) from public consciousness, in Chicago, the filmmakers discovered that the city’s Irish roots were(...)

Irish-language school version, on the basis that we were all Gaels and had had our original names stolen(...)

Fionnuala McCormack won her seventh   National Inter-club Cross Country title at Santry. Photograph:  Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

(...) cross-country roots swiftly disappeared over the soft ground of Santry Demesne. In winning a seventh(...)

 On a  new summer camp programme, children of the Irish diaspora will  ‘learn about the country’s history and to experience the modern face of Ireland’. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Children with Irish connections living in the US will be invited to Ireland next summer to(...)

In a recent study, Irish women declared frizziness to be their number two hair concern, trumped only by grey roots
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(...) change. The air is suddenly heavy and cold as a damp blanket and this – as many Irish women will know(...)

(...) with the eastern spirit, but his roots were always in Greece, where East meets West. The title essay(...)

Gerald Dawe: writers provide a sense of new beginnings from Ireland’s “local” war to the European and migrant experience of the present day, which critically represents a revision of our various histories into a more complex story we can finally all share

(...) 20th-century Irish writers who bring a hybrid self-consciousness to their work, from Thomas MacGreevy(...)

The shorthand for podcasting is that you can say it’s like pre-recorded radio for the internet

(...) market research he found there were no Irish gardening podcasts or even any dedicated radio shows on the(...)