In the 1970s, Daria Blackwell was among one of the first female patrons of McSorley’s Old Ale House, one of New York’s oldest Irish bars. Photograph: Leonard J. DeFrancisci

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 entr(...)

Joseph Mitchell in his office at the New Yorker in 1994. Photograph: AP

It’s well known that this year marks the half-centenary of the deaths of Brendan Behan and Sean O’Casey – indeed, one of the milestones (Behan’s) has (...)