Simon Scotting with his Irish foreign birth registration document, in London, England.  Photograph: Andrew Wiard

He never contemplated being Irish. Not until Brexit loomed. The vote to leave the European Union in last year’s referendum shocked Simon Scotting. For(...)

Almost 127,000 Irish emigrants have moved back to live in Ireland over the past five years. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

In the past five years, almost 127,000 Irish emigrants have moved back to live in Ireland, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office(...)

Alice Albright, chief executive of Global  Partnership for Education, has urged donors including Ireland to increase their commitment to help more children receive a quality basic education.

The Government has been urged to step up its commitment to education aid in developing countries as part of a global bid to prevent a crisis of millio(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross opts for a 1959 Rover 100   to try out the new motorway. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Wishing you were on that N17 is a feeling that will likely linger for those making the journey on the main carriageway from north to south Co Galway i(...)

The Diaspora Directory contains website details for 360 organisations in 34 countries. Image: iStock

If you’ve moved to a new country and are looking to get involved with Irish community activities, it can be hard to know where to turn. A Google searc(...)

US president Donald Trump is due to make his first address to the UN on Tuesday. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

World leaders have begun gathering in New York for the United Nations general assembly, with North Korea expected to top the agenda as concerns grow a(...)

Ethnic cleansing: the UN has condemned Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority; these Rohingya children are begging for food after fleeing to Bangladesh. Photograph: Allison Joyce/Getty

World attention will turn to New York next week when the General Assembly of the United Nations meets for its 72nd session. Representatives from more(...)

Minister of State for the Diaspora Ciarán Cannon said the Government was committed to facilitate Irish people living abroad who wish to return to live in Ireland.  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

A US-based advocate for Irish emigrants has said a newly commissioned study on obstacles facing those who wish to return to Ireland should take into a(...)

 Leo Varadkar appointed just three women as Ministers of State in his Cabinet reshuffle. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Women for Election, the advocacy and training group that empowers women to enter politics in Ireland, is currently running a #MoreWomen crowdfunding c(...)

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with his Ministers of State at Government Buildings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

John Paul Phelan: Local Government and Electoral Reform (Housing) The same age as the Taoiseach at 38, the Carlow-Kilkenny TD is one of his strongest(...)