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Caoimhe Forde, originally from Leixlip, moved to New York in August 2011.

Mastering her native language and culture has given Caoimhe Forde a key to the Big Apple. Originally from Leixlip in Co Kildare, Forde moved to Galway(...)

David Dinkins marching at the front of the 29th annual African-American Day Parade in Harlem, flanked by Al Sharpton and Ruth Messinger, in 1997. Photograph: Michael Schmelling/AP

David Dinkins, a barber’s son who became New York City’s first black mayor on the wings of racial harmony but who was turned out by voters after one t(...)

Ballina Community Clean-up members in front of the Joe Biden mural in the town. Photograph: John O’Grady

Irish whiskey will be quaffed at Greenpark Nursing Home in Tuam no matter the outcome of the US presidential election. A resident of the Galway nursi(...)

Jessica Krug – a history professor at George Washington University in the US capital focusing on Africa – said she had been pretending to be black “for the better part” of her adult life. Photograph: Getty Images

A university in the US is investigating the case of a history professor who apparently pretended to be a black woman for her entire career. In a blog(...)

The Empire State Building sits behind the Statue of Liberty in New York City. Photograph: Getty

Shabazz Stuart was one year old when the TV sitcom Seinfeld first went on air, and seven when the much-loved show about nothing broadcast its final ep(...)

Aaron Brady was convicted of the capital murder of Det Garda Adrian Donohoe. Photograph: Collins

Woodlawn Heights is at the most northerly point of New York City; an odd-shaped jumble of streets bordered by a park and the Bronx river, and just a s(...)

Aaron Brady when he was living and working in the USA.

Propped on a stool drinking cider at the bar of the Coachman’s Inn on New York’s Katonah Avenue in the Bronx in 2014, Aaron Brady thought back to the (...)

Larry Kelly at the New Jewish Home in Manhattan on July 14th. Larry got the virus just as the pandemic hit New York, and his personal catastrophe mirrors the city’s. The worst may be behind him but the wreckage is not. Photograph: Heather Sten/The New York Times

On Saturday, March 28th, Dawn Kelly got the phone call summoning her to the hospital to say goodbye to her husband, Larry. A palliative care social wo(...)

Maura Kelly: “I was always drawn to Kerry and going from knowing Irish people socially to working with them and collaborating has been a great milestone for me.”

New York Emmy Award-winning producer, programme leader and non-profit consultant Maura Kelly moved to the US from Killarney when she was just seven ye(...)

The group Save Our Streets holds a peace march near the scene in Brooklyn where a one-year-old child, Davell Gardner jnr, was shot and killed. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The shooting death of one-year-old Davell Gardner at a barbecue in Brooklyn last Sunday evening was surely heartbreaking. It was also another ominous (...)

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