Irish Chaplaincy Service client Patrick Casey (70),  originally from Tipperary, in his flat in Willesden, London. Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

Paul Raymond grew up in Liverpool, raised on Irish songs and stories – even though the Irish connection dates back to great-grandfathers who left Lime(...)

In the midst of the Celtic Tiger boom in the following four years, Newbridge Credit Union’s assets expanded rapidly. Its loan book peaked at about €150 million in 2009. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

Issues at Newbridge Credit Union (NCU) came to a head in an emergency, late-night sitting of the High Court on Sunday night. However, the problems beg(...)