President Michael D Higgins said   ‘as a nation we remain very conscious of the enormous debt of gratitude we owe to those who have left these shores over so many years, often reluctantly’. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

People in Europe should never forget that their countries developed by exporting millions of their people to other continents, President Michael D Hig(...)

A traditional Irish music session at the London Irish Centre earlier this year

It is safe to say the 500 young people dressed as nuns, bishops, housekeepers and priests in a celebration of Father Ted were not what the founders of(...)

 Mary Allen: remembered as a committed feminist who deeply believed in gender equality and social justice

Dr Mary Allen, who has died aged 60, was a lecturer at the UCD school of applied social science and former chair of the Women’s Aid board of directors(...)