A bagpipe band makes its way up 5th Avenue  on St Patrick’s Day. Photograph: Getty

Guinness is back as sponsor of the world’s biggest St Patrick’s Day parade.The drinks giant withdrew its support of the 2014 parade down Fifth Avenue (...)

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

Ireland is considered among the top five countries in the world for “diaspora engagement”, but what does this mean in practice? The Global Diaspora an(...)

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

The Irish diaspora is still “hugely underutilised” as an economic resource for Ireland, New York-based Irish journalist and publisher Niall O’Dowd has(...)

John Fitzpatrick:  Organised with Denis O’Brien the dinner  for Bill Clinton at Shanahan’s on  St Stephen’s Green. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Former US president Bill Clinton shared his thoughts on the crisis in Ukra(...)

I have long been opposed to gays marching in the St Patrick’s Day parade on Fifth Avenue. It isn’t because my father was a past national (...)

John McColgan launching WorldIrish.com during the Global Irish Economic Forum at Dublin Castle in 2011

Shareholders in Riverdance promoter John McColgan’s social media venture, including Denis O’Brien and Dermot Desmond, are to “discuss their options” f(...)

Irishcentral.com founder Niall O’Dowd. The website is to merge with John McColgan’s WorldIrish site. Photo: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The two largest Irish diaspora sites - Irishcentral. com and WorldIrish.com - have announced a decision to merge. The new entity which will be known a(...)