Hanya Yanagihara: she has been hailed as an important new voice in American fiction following the release of her second book, A Little Life.

It’s a hefty book, Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life, a blockbuster that starts out as light-hearted tale of four male friends fresh out of col(...)

‘I became a New Yorker in some ways and thrived on the energy, the buzz, the pace and the constant drive to do more, achieve more and better myself.’

When I remember how quickly I jumped on the chance to go live in New York, it is entirely fitting of the city that was about to become my second ho(...)

Recife: revival of interest in its Jewish past is part of a still-emerging change in Brazil since the return of democracy in the 1980s

In the heart of Old Recife is a street sign that hints at the remarkable history of one of Brazil’s oldest neighbourhoods. Painted onto tiles in the P(...)

When an Irish businessman purchased a townhouse on Charles Street, which runs perpendicular to the Hudson River in New York’s West Village, the pro(...)

 A view of the Ames Stradivarius violin which was recently recovered after being stolen from violinist Roman Totenberg in 1980. Photograph:  Justin Lane/EPA

On a late June afternoon in a Manhattan hotel, a woman handed one of the world’s rarest musical instruments to Phillip Injeian, a violin maker and app(...)

The Edge, Yoko Ono and Bono stand infront of a tapestry in memory of John Lennon at Ellis Island. Photograph: Edu Bayer 1:21

U2’s Bono claimed John Lennon and the rest of The Beatles as Irish at a ceremony on Ellis Island off New York City to unveil a giant tapestry marking (...)

Limerick-born Rev Bartholomew Daly has been Our Lady of Peace’s administrator since 1993. Photograph: Michael Nagle

The choir strikes up a joyous hymn as Fr Bartholomew Daly makes his way down the aisle of the Church of Our Lady of Peace in Manhattan. As he appro(...)

The Dead Rabbit in Downtown Manhattan which has been named as the ‘world’s best bar’.

A New York bar founded and run by Belfast natives Jack McGarry and Sean Muldoon has been named the world’s best pub, winning a drinks industry competi(...)

On the decks: Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin at their 100th Mister in Brooklyn in 2012

There are certain names that always feature in any narrative of New York’s clubland. It’s where back-in-the-day scenesetters, such as Paradise Gara(...)

Happier times: Grace Farrell in New York. Photograph: family collection

On February 19th, 2011, a young Irish woman named Grace Farrell froze to death in the doorway of St Brigid’s church on the Lower East Side of Manha(...)