In February, we asked Irish people around the world to write a ‘love letter’ to their favourite Irish pub overseas. Over the course of the month, more than 1,500 people in 41 countries wrote to us.

An Irish Times search for the world’s best Irish pub (outside Ireland) has named its top 10. They are: the Auld Shillelagh, London, UK; Bubbles O’L(...)

Tomm Moore, who is in Los Angeles for this weekend’s Oscar ceremony, said his greatest ambition for his nominated film The Song of the Sea is that Irish people will go and see it.  Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Oscar-nominated director Tomm Moore has said Irish people have a “post-colonial” attitude to going to the cinema to see Irish films. Moore, who is in (...)

Ruairi Mulkere: The Auld Shillelagh in Stoke Newington is ‘a place we can walk in and sit down and content ourselves in friendly familiar surroundings with a distinctly Irish feel that doesn’t try to be anything, yet gets it all so right’. Photograph: Google Street View

The Irish Times’ Generation Emigration project is on the hunt for the best Irish pub in the world outside Ireland. The following is one of the entries(...)

Belcamp College, part of Belcamp House, showing signs of the disrepair into which the property on the Malahide Road, Dublin, has fallen.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Belcamp House is a late 18th century Georgian County House on an elevated site in north Dublin. It was originally built for Sir Edward Newenham, a (...)

As a country we have a reputation for being almost professionally nonchalant when it comes to celebrities and it’s mostly deserved. Last week I wat(...)

From left, Brendan, Domhnall and  Brian Gleeson in Enda Walsh’s The Walworth Farce

The Walworth Farce Olympia Theatre, Dublin **** Among all the surreal horrors of Enda Walsh’s turbo-charged tragicomedy from 2006 – a p(...)

Bryan Rooney: catalogue of ill-health left him unable to play fiddle for a time. Photograph: Brian Farrell

God knows how many Irish people living in London have, over the decades, been stopped in their tracks by familiar music wafting out the door of some e(...)

Domhnall, Brian and Brendan Gleeson and Leona Allen, who will star in The Walworth Farce in the new year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Brendan Gleeson and his sons, Brian and Domhnall, are discussing the best way to hide a knife. They’re working out the details of Enda Walsh’s The (...)

Actor Paula Patton during the nomination announcements for the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards. Photograph: Danny Moloshok/Reuters

There were no enormous shocks when the Golden Globes were announced this morning in Los Angeles. Alejandro Gonzales Innaritu’s Birdman, featuring Mich(...)

Ireland rugby player Lynne Cantwell. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s outside centre, Lynne Cantwell, is one of Ireland’s most capped player in women’s rugby. She lives in London where she works as a physiot(...)