People gather along Oxford Street during the 2014 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. The Sydney Mardi Gras parade began in 1978 as a march and commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall Riots of New York. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

For the first time in a decade, there will be an Irish float at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, and Ireland’s most famous drag queen, Panti Bli(...)

 Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams listens from his table as he is introduced at a fundraiser in New York in 1999. Seated next to Adams is businessman Pat Donaghy, a major donor.

The drink flowed as diners chewed on filet mignon and enjoyed a rousing political speech in between traditional Irish songs performed by a band in on(...)

Ann Marie Maxwell: “I support the creation of classroom materials, creating and updating the programme website and communicating with the participants”

Ann Marie Maxwell is programme manager of executive programmes at the MIT Sloan School of Management in Boston. She moved to the United States in 2000(...)

Festival fun: the South By Southwest music, film and technology festival in Austin earlier this year – “Keep Austin Weird!” has become a catch-all calling card for the city which attracts musicians and software coders, political liberals and start-up entrepreneurs. Photograph: Darrell Craig Harris/Getty Images

Austin revels in its kooky status and the Texan capital’s slogan “Keep Austin Weird!” has become a catch-all calling card for musicians and softwar(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said he expects about six multinationals that he met on a US trade mission to expand their Irish operations creating hundreds of jobs.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said he expects about six multinationals that he met on a US trade mission to expand their(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny starts his annual St Patrick’s Day visit to the United States today during which he will meet US president Barack Obama at the White House tomorrow morning. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny starts his annual St Patrick’s Day visit to the United States today during which he will meet US president Barack Obama at(...)

Olwen Fouéré

In Sydney, Australia on June 16th, 2011, I agreed to perform a reading from James Joyce’s Ulysses for the Irish Consulate, “in honour of the day that (...)

LogMeIn announced in November that it would create 50 jobs in Dublin by establishing its European operations here as part of an IDA-supp(...)

Starbucks windown in the financial district in Boston, Massachusetts. Photograph: Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images

The sign on the the Starbucks cafe on Dartmouth Street, about one block from the scene of Monday’s bomb blasts in Boston, summed up the mood in(...)

Moments after the explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Photograph: John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe

Dublin runner Gerry Carr crossed the finishing line just before the first explosion. “I was about 100 yards past the finishing line when the fi(...)