The Queen announced that  a referendum will be held no later than December 31st, 2017, on  whether Britain – strictly, the UK – should exit the European Union. Photograph:  Alastair Grant/WPA Pool/Getty Images

What did Queen Elizabeth announce this week? On behalf of the UK prime minister, David Cameron(...)

 ‘The appointment last year of Jimmy Deenihan as Minister for Diaspora Affairs certainly gave the issue of emigration more political visibility and he has spent much time meeting and greeting emigrants.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Irish in the UK, the US and Australia. The proposal was to give votes to a potential 900,000 emigrants(...)

(...) are from the UK, notably Scotland. McGuinness says one customer, aged 90 or more, was stunned to see(...)

 Storm Uechtritz  in  Dublin.  “Sometimes in life it really helps to take a step back and try to understand that there are always two sides to a story.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish TimesTimes

(...) hunt for a house, she is also on the trail of an alternative career. A production stint on The Voice UK(...)

 White jersey mesh shoulder dress, €263.20  by Jill de Burca  from the Design Centre or

(...). Immediately afterwards, she moved to the UK to work with Larch Rose in Brighton, a well-known textile and(...)

Crowds applaud Rory McIlroy’s first birdie of the week: the world’s number one golfer missed the cut for the Irish Open at Royal County Down. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

(...) roads. It is also being seen as a fitting end to Bike Week, which takes place in Ireland and the UK from(...)

Corncrake calling: without the EU standing watch, would we really have paid farmers to mow their meadows in ways that let corncrakes escape? Illustration: Michael Viney

(...), seashores and so on, and even in the deep ocean. The British NGOs can at least count on the UK’s long(...)

“We welcome all the regulatory proposals from the Education and Justice Ministers announced this week, but we remain skeptical that they will be implemented,” says David O’Grady, chief executive of Marketing English in Ireland

(...) in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada,” says O’Grady. That freedom attracted some non(...)

(...)/20 hindsight vision. UK novelist Phil Hogan goes a step further, casting protagonist William Heming as a(...)

(...); AU$2,600 from Australia; £963 from the UK; and $550 from New Zealand. Remember however that a fee(...)