Epic Ireland  in CHQ, Dublin: Some of the diaspora’s well-known members. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

(...) more whose Irish roots are less familiar, including the Argentinian revolutionary Che Guevara, whose(...)

(...) in business. Support from Boco Flynn and Pierce Rooney.  Kilkenny Roots Festival Various(...)

Vincent Carton: “Businesses are there to change and develop, and if one set of owners can’t develop it then it’s only right that someone else develops it.” Photograph: Barry Cronin

(...) glamorous business but Carton is passionate about delivering healthy food and good value to Irish families(...)

Paul Coulson: as he turns 64, the head of Ardagh Group is not retiring, but looking at more ways to expand his glass empire. Photograph: Frank Miller

(...) could have been his undoing.” Soon after, the Irish Glass Bottle Company, which traced its roots to(...)

‘If we decide to move home, we’d have to start all over again on a new career ladder, establishing roots in a local area, rekindling with friends, and enduring similarly incredible living costs.’

(...) work and financial instability pushes various life-changing events further away for us and our London-Irish(...)

Éilís Ní Dhuibhne: “Nowadays, standards are different. There’s more acceptance of anything. Why should a story have to conform?”

Dancers Dancing. Her fourth short-story collection, The Pale Gold of Alaska, was just out. A fluent Irish(...)

Elvis Presley’s Irish roots

Sir, – So Elvis Presley has a Wicklow ancestor (Michael Parsons, “Presley’s Irish roots proven by(...)

Dermot Doyle: ‘After my mother died last year my strongest link with Ireland passed away, and I haven’t been back since.’

(...) via a locked metal gate which I found by accident. I don’t miss Ireland. I have Irish artwork on the(...)

Ryan Quinn (11) from Lucan, National BMX Champion two years running. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times
Sporting an Olympic dream

Olympics some day. Irish inspiration: Kelvin Batey (34), British-born but with Irish roots, who is(...)

 Roger Casement: was as seduced by the Glens as any man, writing of how the sea there “could no more /Of stillness offer save in death”

(...) accent. This area of nine glacial glens was one of the last Irish-speaking parts of Ulster, probably(...)