Archway, Swift’s Row. Taken from ‘Dublin Strolls’ by Gregory and Audrey Bracken (The Collins Press, 2016)

The architectural styles of city buildings and their surrounding streetscapes have a much greater impact on our everyday life than we realise. It’s u(...)

“It wasn’t easy when I first arrived in Ireland.” Chilie Chan at work in MacNean House and Restaurant, Blacklion, Co Cavan. Photograph: James Connolly

Chilie Chan grew up in a house without an oven and was in her teens the first time she saw someone bake a cake. “They were doing a demonstration in(...)

The St Patrick’s Society of Selangor committee, pictured at the St Patrick’s Ball in Kuala Lumpur, left-right: Fiona Rice, Leigh Ocone, Catherine Farag, Kelly McGowan, Lorraine Gordon, Lynn Maitland, Sarah Wheeler-Tan, Des Morgan, Martha Tee, Ron Anderson, Niall Cahill, Bill Timmins, Nigel McGonigle, Jeffrey Bannister and Ian Clarke.

The Irish have an uncanny ability to immerse themselves at the heart of communities all across the globe. From small rural villages to bustling seasid(...)

A piece of debris found by a South African family off the Mozambique coast which authorities will examine to see if it is from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Photograph: Candace Lotter/Reuters

A South African teenager has found debris which will be sent to Australia for testing as part of the investigation into the disappearance of a Malaysi(...)

School children look at a board showing some of the passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on the second anniversary of its disappearance in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters

Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak said his government is committed to solving the “agonising mystery” of Flight 370 as the country marks the second(...)

US president Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy on their wedding anniversary in the White House on March 4th, 1985. Photograph: Reuters

On Friday, June 6th, 1986, The Irish Times printed a profile of first lady Nancy Reagan. It was headlined, The woman Ronald Reagan calls Mommie. In (...)

A photograph taken in an undisclosed location shows a suspected piece of aircraft debris found on the coast of Mozambique, with Malaysia’s transport minister saying there was a “high possibility” it came from a Boeing 777, the same model as missing flight MH370. Photograph: Getty Images

A piece of debris found off the southeast African coast that could be from a missing Malaysia Airlines flight is being sent to Australia for testing, (...)

Róisín Egenton and Nicky Lawless Róisín, who is originally from New Jersey, won the 2000 Rose of Tralee competition, while representing New York, an(...)

Members of Team Europe with their trophy after winning the Eurasia Cup golf tournament at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Subang, Malaysia. Photograph: Joshua Paul/AFP

Europe’s Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke secured an encouraging first triumph as skipper on Sunday as his side romped to a blowout 18 1/2 - 5 1/2 vict(...)

Somewhere deep in the Bornean jungle a cicada emits a noise akin to an ambulance siren. It is shortly before 6am. The guides say the animal sounds of(...)