Attendees wear cardboard “faceboxes” at the SXSW interactive festival in Austin. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Ireland’s trade delegation may have spent more time than they’d have liked allaying fears over Brexit at SXSW Festival 2017 in Austin, Texas over the (...)

Philip King pictured in Dún Chaoin on the Dingle Penninsula in Co Kerry. Other Voices is usually filmed in St James’s Church in Dingle but the latest recording was made in Austin, Texas. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

The growth of the Irish live music show Other Voices is not a typical example of small business expansion. However, there are valuable lessons to be l(...)

Unmarked graves of Irish miners who died who died during the Colorado silver rush of 1877-90

A good place to start was where people were buried. Historian Jim Walsh began his research about 13 years ago and, intent on finding out more about th(...)

Director of SXSW Interactive Hugh Forrest: “The tight connection with the community is one of the things that helps keep the event relevant, fresh and cutting-edge”

South by Southwest (SXSW) did not put Austin, Texas on the map, but in a city that has attracted every beatnik, bohemian, artist and musician in the (...)

Consul General Adrian Farrell (left) with Mayor of Austin, Steve Adler (right)

While Ireland may be the entry point for many US companies trying to break into the wider European market, the city of Austin is providing Irish firms(...)

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(...)