Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: told New York gathering it was “no accident” the US was the only country mentioned in  1916 Proclamation: five of  seven signatories  had spent time in  US. Photograph: James Higgins

Matthias “Matty” Reilly does not believe that the 1916 Proclamation will be fully realised until there is a united Ireland. The 75-year-old Fermana(...)

US president Barack Obama accepts a bowl of shamrock from Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

My history professor called them gobbets. They were short excerpts from momentous political speeches or texts to dissect: a what-they-said/ what-they-(...)

Tommy O’Malley, a Wexford-born novelist and associate professor of English at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.

Irish-American immigrant Tommy O’Malley has condemned plans by Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz to hunt down and deport his hypothetical nam(...)

 Visitors walk up a stone path past a cottage at the Irish Hunger Memorial,  in Battery Park, Manhattan, New York. The memorial is to undergo reconstruction next year. File photograph: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images

Damage from water leaks to the Irish Hunger Memorial in New York is forcing city officials to rebuild it a cost of $5.385 million (€4.9 million), more(...)

A man  building  a shelter in the migrant camp  in Calais, France. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The landscapes of emigration, migration, exile and return are complex ones of loss, enrichment, suffering and enduring hope. Every time I hear about t(...)

Kathleen Snavely, the oldest living Irish person who died in New York state on Monday at the age of 113. Her grandniece attributed Ms Snavely’s long life to hard work, love, family and the odd Manhattan cocktail. Photograph: Syracuse University Archives.

The grandniece of Kathleen Snavely, the oldest living Irish person who died in New York state on Monday at the age of 113, attributed her long life to(...)

Nobody ever left Ireland to go to America. Pat Naughton left Ballinasloe to go to his cousin John in Roxbury, Boston. James McCurdy went from Rathl(...)

Ericka Zagorski and Jane Davis from the US enjoy a day on the Ring of Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

You know those tour groups – the ones chattering and laughing loudly and taking over the pavement? Well, that’s not us. Our reserved carriage on th(...)

Video: Deenihan on Irishgenealogy.ie site launch

“Why waste money looking up your family tree? Just go into politics and your opponents will do it for you,” Sean Quinn of Failte Ireland told M(...)