Minister of State for Diaspora Affairs Jimmy Deenihan said 80 groups had received funding for diaspora projects in 2015, relating to  culture and heritage, genealogy, communications and networking. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Local authorities and community groups are being invited to apply for up to €660,000 in Government funding for projects that “reach out to their diasp(...)

“He was a great broadcaster, an outstanding one and a wonderful person too.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Eamon Dunphy “He was a fantastic broadcaster; in any genre not just sport but he was totally central to what we did. “He had a real passion for it and(...)

Famine walkers on the final few steps of their 155km Famine re-enactment walk from Roscommon to the Jeanie Johnston in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

As they began the 155 km Famine commemorative walk from Strokestown, Co Roscommon to Dublin last weekend, participants’ thoughts turned to migrants d(...)

‘For too long, there has been a gap between Ireland and our diaspora, but that gap is now closing all the time.’ Photograph: Alan Place

Spring was in the air at Limerick City Hall earlier this week when Minister of State for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan launched the Limerick Diaspora St(...)

Sandra Lawler: “You see the same people being appointed to shortlists again and again.”

Bring them all home! Alternatives Group, the marketing and recruitment group co-founded in 2000 by Sandra Lawler, is launching Alternatives Elect, an (...)

 The rationale behind the GAA’s move into subscription broadcasting is it will revolutionise the availability of matches for members of the association in Britain where the games are proving increasingly popular as participation sports. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

I’m as excited as anyone by the media trend for self-improvement, embodied in the desire to “learn five things” from various events and inciden(...)

Pat Cox said any future appointments such as those to fill the roles of chief executive or artistic director, would be advertised.

The interim head of Limerick City of Culture has said he is not a healer of the past but a manager for the future.Mike Fitzpatrick, head of the Limeri(...)

David Trimble and Seamus Mallon pictured with Professor Brian MacCraith, President of DCU at the Helix, DCU this afternoon. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins

Northern Ireland’s former Deputy First Minister Séamus Mallon has criticised the current Stormont Executive.“Every single important issue that has cro(...)

Songwriter Julie Feeney’s first foray into opera, “explosive” South African theatre, Australian circus and a “Big Top Night at the Proms” are among th(...)

Chairman of the Gathering Tim O’Connor told the Irish Diaspora Forum that the tourism initiative had been an example of ‘democratisation of diaspora policy’. Photograph:  David Sleator/The Irish Times

Governments and organisations looking to build relationships with their diasporas have to devise strategies which reward both parties for their(...)