Brendan Boyle (right) with his brother Kevin, speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and their father, Frank, who is from   Donegal.

Brendan F Boyle says his father still counts and prays in Irish 44 years after leaving Ireland. Frank Boyle left Glencolmcille in the Donegal G(...)

Gerry McCartney, vice president for IT and chief information officer, Purdue University, Indiana

It’s a long journey from joining the Christian Brothers to becoming one of the leading technology innovators in the US, but then Gerry McCartne(...)

A studio portrait of Roger Casement. Casement  was hanged for treason after trying to land a large shipment of German arms at Banna Strand near Tralee in 1916.

A conference of international scholars to “examine and interrogate” the global legacy of Roger Casement is taking place this week in Tralee, Co Kerry.(...)

The late Seán Freyne, whom former president Mary McAleese said was “the quintessential Irishman, always asking the probing question”. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

One of Ireland’s best-loved and most respected theologians, Seán Freyne, has died in Dublin. Director of the Centre for Mediterranean and Near Eastern(...)

It is believed that up to 100 people may have lived in the village on Inishbofin, which has been excavated by a team of archaelogists from the Univesrity of Notre Dame. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

US archaeologists have excavated part of a “lost” village on the Galway island of Inishbofin which may have been wiped out by an early 19th century fa(...)