Very poor health among Irish emigrants and their children is not recognised in Britain because the community is lumped in with the overall white population in official figures, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Photograph: Getty Images

Health workers in Britain “don’t bother” to understand Irish patients, who suffer higher levels of long-term illness, death rates from terminal dis(...)

US first lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters Sasha and Malia  fight off an unwelcome attack of midges at Glendalough. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Glendalough – a wondrous place of myth and mystic beauty where the “midgets” are the size of horses and would ate ya alive without salt. We were warne(...)

 Michelle Obama with Dan Finnegan  and Colleen Finnegan at Finnegan’s pub in Dalkey. Photograph: Barry Moore/Photogenic

Michelle Obama’s lunch with Bono in Finnegan’s pub in Dalkey wasn’t listed on the official itinerary but it was the worst-kept secret in town. By the (...)