Many Irish people have made their home in Leeds in the last half-century. Photograph: Getty Images

Leeds United’s whirlwind start to the Premier League season has brought the city into the consciousness of many Irish people in a way that it perhaps (...)

Bee-keeping class at Seed Savers, Co Clare.  During the summer months courses include gardening for senior citizens, planting an orchard, wild food foraging, herbal medicine and rewilding a garden

School’s out for the summer and parents up and down the country have organised (or will be frantically trying to arrange) summer camps for their energ(...)

Ian Duhig with brothers Kevin (left) and Adrian and sister Geraldine in about 1962

Ian Duhig’s parents emigrated to England in the 1950s in search of a better life. In this essay, he looks at growing up IN London under the influen(...)

The late Michael Lynch celebrating an election with supporters. Photograph: Paul McCabe/Meath Chronicle

Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin has paid tribute to former Co Meath TD and senator Michael Lynch, who has died at the age of 84. Mr Lynch was elec(...)

From left to right, ballerinas Kate Haughton and Lauren Spiers with drummers Nicky Hahart and Michael Fleming help launch Culture Night 2018. Photograph: Peter Cavanagh Photography.

Art, science, music, history and entertainment are on the packed programme for Culture Night 2018, which takes place across the State on September 21s(...)

Delainey Schwarz, 8, Bella Burnwell, 10 and Emma Strong, 11, from Chicago, are among 10,000 musicians participating in the Fleadh Cheoil in Drogheda this week. Photograph: Lara Marlowe

The presence of an estimated 400,000 visitors in Drogheda this week, nearly one third of them foreign, is testimony to the global reach of Irish tradi(...)

 Professor John Coolahan,  Sonia O’Sullivan and Labhrás Ó Murchú at the ceremony in DCU where they were awarded Honorary Doctorates. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

She won every major honour on the track and now Sonia O’Sullivan has received another honorary degree - Dublin City University awarding her a Doctor o(...)

Clara Kiyoko Kumagai, who Irish and Japanese, is teaching at a university in Tokyo for the summer. Photograph: Tetsuro Miyazaki

I stand at the edge of the dance floor, thinking that this isn’t really like the Gaeltacht céilís of my youth. There are several differences: the danc(...)

Rachel Allen: “I am hugely honoured to be the Grand Marshal of the Cork St Patrick’s Day parade.”

Celebrity chef Rachel Allen has been chosen to be Grand Marshall of this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade. Food and Ford are two features of Cork socia(...)

Noelette Hanley (pictured with Colin Salmon and Steve Abbott):  ‘Half of men and a third of women report finding it easier to talk to an Irish worker about finances.’  Photograph: Luton Irish Forum on Facebook

For more than 20 years, Noelette Hanley has worked with the Irish community in the south of England. Now she is chief officer at the Luton Irish Forum(...)

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