Minister for Culture Jimmy Deenihan: Addressed an audience of 500 in Sydney. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan yesterday thanked Australia for providing employment for so many young Irish people in re(...)

President Michael D Higgins begins inspection of Captains Guard with General O’Giollain at the beginning of the Famine Commemoration ceremony in Kilrush Co Clare today. Photograph:  Arthur Ellis

The sixth annual National Famine Commemoration Ceremony took place today in Kilrush, Co Clare, a town that lost as much as half it’s population(...)