St Patrick's Day: the Queens County parade in New York last weekend. Photograph: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty


Minister of State for Diaspora Affairs Ciaran Cannon opened a conference in Dublin this week on Diaspora, Diplomacy and Development. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Engaging with the Irish diaspora is vital to maintain a good relationship with the millions of people living outside Ireland who have a strong connect(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton called on Northern politicians to follow the example of their predecessors and make compromises to allow the power-sharing institutions to be restored. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The British and Irish governments have been urged to devote greater energy to resolving the impasse in Northern Ireland by former taoiseach Bertie Ahe(...)

The sponsors of the new Bill, which would reduce legal immigration to the US, Republican senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia. Photograph: Zach Gibson/EPA

US president Donald Trump’s latest immigration initiative aimed at limiting visas to high-skilled workers “is going nowhere”, according to well-placed(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence. The former governor of Indiana has suggested that gay people should receive medical treatment to change their sexual behaviour. Photograph: Bill Ingalls/Nasa via Getty Images

The visit this week by Enda Kenny to Chicago brought to an end a chapter in Irish-US relations. Kenny used the visit to reaffirm one of his policy pri(...)

Donald Trump: the alt-right and white supremacist groups’ love of Mr Trump is based on his “certainty of the imminent apocalypse”, says Harvard lecturer Timothy Patrick McCarthy. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

Donald Trump’s ability to play on people’s fears of the apocalypse of American values combined with the mainstream media’s increased opposition to Oba(...)

Connected: Sinéad Clarke of the Irish Design House and Sinéad O’Neill of CraicTO. Photograph: Benny Corrigan

Mary Monks Hatch was pleasantly surprised when she started to hear more Irish voices in Vancouver – on the street, in lifts, sitting next to her on t(...)

Despite a slowdown in the Australian economy, there are still almost 200 occupations on the Skilled Occupations List, which is a good indicator of your chances of finding a job.

 Australia may no longer be the dream destination it was for Irish people seeking work abroad but it still has lots to offer offer – and n(...)

Between May 2008 and April 2014, 78,500 people moved from the Republic of Ireland to Australia.

Note: This guide was last updated in 2016. For the 2018 guide, click here.   The golden beaches, clear blue skies and laidback lifestyl(...)

Irish Mums NOR facilitator Linda Morton with Lily (2) and Christopher (4), Geraldine Potts with daughter Erin (13 months), Maria Homan with daughter Ava (2), Allison McCormack Baxter with son Elliott (3 months), and Dee Mason with son Marley.

Two weeks after Nicola Daly gave birth to baby Ariana in Perth last year, her partner Ruairí’s paternity leave ended and he returned to work. Like th(...)

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