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(...)

’Love locks’ attached to Dublin’s Ha’Penny Bridge. Photograph: Darragh Doyle

Clumps of “love locks” attached to Dublin’s Ha’penny Bridge are to be removed with warnings that their continual appearance is likely to damage the ic(...)

“My name is Úna. I’m from Kerry and because I don’t look like the average Irish person I am sometimes insulted, humiliated and verbally abused.”

‘And you’re a f**king Chink!” That’s how I was greeted on Thursday while I was waiting for a friend outside a hotel in the middle of Dublin. As the gr(...)

Recent arrivals have been able to link in with long-established Irish communities via technology  rather than in the local Irish pub

In their working paper for a proposed “strategy for the Irish diaspora” in 2008, National University of Ireland researchers Mark Boyle and Rob (...)