Irish blood, English heart: “There are an incredible number of estates of deceased Irish people waiting to be claimed from the UK government.” File photograph: Getty

With little fanfare, small legal notices are from time to time placed in newspapers under the heading “call for heirs”. One published in The Irish Tim(...)

Padraic Grennan of probate genealogist firm Finders International: ‘We have to be able to prove who is entitled and who is not.’   Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Filming for the 10th series of BBC show Heir Hunters is to take place in Ireland this autumn and will feature searches for the beneficiaries of deceas(...)