Cavalry soldiers reenacting the  American civil war Battle of 2nd Manassas at Cedar Creek Battlefield in Virginia: historians have called on the Goverment to remember the ‘forgotten Irish’ who fought in the war. Photograph: Thinkstock

A group of historians have called on the Government to mark the 150th anniversary of the ending of the American civil war, in which thousands of Ir(...)

Helen Corcoran and Maura Williamson, joint secretaries of the Margaret of New Orleans Birthplace in Tully South, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim,  in front of Margaret Haughery’s statue in New Orleans. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Where Clio Street and Camp Street meet in New Orleans is a patch of grass that is home to a statue dedicated to one of the most remarkable Irish women(...)

Sonal Shah, who has been invited to today’s Global Irish Economic Forum at Dublin Castle.

A former adviser to US president Barack Obama has highlighted the “value of failure” in helping societies to grow.Sonal Shah,who was director of the f(...)