Gabriel Byrne addresses the New York audience

Actor Gabriel Byrne has spoken emotionally about the death of a friend in a Dublin hospital in an appeal for “simple and transformational changes” to (...)

 Denis O Brien: Mr Clinton thanked Mr O’Brien personally “for the invitation” to what was the latest in a series of charity platforms they have shared

Bill Clinton’s third speaking engagement in Ireland in as many years was facilitated largely by his friend and fellow philanthropist Denis O’Brien.The(...)

Loretta Brennan Glucksman said philanthropy in Ireland was “on a trajectory” and would be regarded within five years as “a full partner in Ireland in areas that make a civil society”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The outgoing chairwoman of the Ireland Fund has warned there is “no way” it can make up for the funding that will be lost when two major philanthropi(...)

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, who is on a visit to New York with First Minister Peter Robinson. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness ended the first day of their New York trip among friends.(...)

Seamus Heaney’s remains are carried by his sons Michael (left) and Christopher (centre) and their uncle Barry Devlin  at the Church of the Sacred Heart Donnybrook. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Poet Seamus Heaney’s last words were in a text message to his wife Marie last Friday, minutes before he passed away, his son Michael said yesterday. “(...)

Colum McCann at Sandymount, Dublin in 2011. New York, however, is where he wants to live now. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘You could write about this fat bastard in Central Park,” Colum McCann laughs down the phone, enthused by the idea (his) of talking about his n(...)

Kieran McLoughlin (centre), president and chief executive of The American Ireland Fund, with from left, delegates Caitlin McCormick (New York), Reilly O’Connor (Washington DC),  Jennifer Carroll (Dublin) and John Travers (Dublin) at the The Ireland Funds Inaugural Global Young Leaders Forum held in Farmleigh, Phoenix Park in June 2010. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The US State Department’s prolific communications department is proof of the influence that the United States aims to have on world affairs. It(...)


Remember your cultural roots: participants enjoying Dublin’s St Patrick's Day Parade.

This is the time in March when many of the 35 million Irish Americans don the dollop of green paint and go in search of a parade, a concert or (...)