Anthony Simpson: ‘I applied for Irish citizenship soon after the 2016 Brexit referendum.’

“Dublin was the second city of the Empire,” said my cousin on an early visit there. He’s my first cousin. We were born a few months apart, i(...)

Around 10,000 Irish people live in the UAE; around one-third of them are teachers. Photograph: iStock

Irish emigrants in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have advised women who move there against getting a taxi alone. One Irish woman living there says it(...)

British race driver Lewis Hamilton  celebrates after winning the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix in the United Arab Emirates last November. Photograph: Lars Baron/Getty Images

Irish tech developer Actionpoint is gearing up to provide the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix organiser with a new software system in an agreement it(...)

Simon Coveney defended the expenditure “in the context of increased diplomatic activity at European and international level brought about by Brexit preparations”. Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Government officials ran up taxi bills totalling more than €750,000 last year, with one Government department spending almost €1,000 a day on fares. (...)

Thomas Heazle Parke undergoing a ‘blood brotherhood ritual’. Illustration from Heazle Parke’s book, ‘My personal experiences in equatorial Africa as medical officer of the Emin Pasha relief expedition’/ Wikimedia Commons

“What about Livingstone?”Agnetha and Anni-Frid harmonised on Abba’s 1974 album Waterloo. What about all those Victorian men who thought fame and renow(...)

The Irish-born population in France is estimated to be somewhere between 20,000 and 24,000.

I have been living in France for more than 20 years now. A decade ago I completed a PhD on the Irish in England, and for many years my research concen(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan launching the passport card in 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State will not be required to fingerprint Irish citizens for their passport cards despite a proposed EU regulation forcing member states to take t(...)

 Simon Coveney said Cabinet discussion covered areas of medicines supply, the Common Travel Area and transport. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government has expressed its regret at the House of Commons vote to reject the EU Withdrawal Agreement which “increases the risk of a disorderly B(...)

I’m moving back to home to Ireland in the next few months with my partner, who is from an EU country. Can he apply for a PPS number before we return?

Question: I’m moving back to home to Ireland in the next few months with my partner, who is from an EU country. Can he apply for a PPS number before (...)

Paul Whelan, a former US marine living in Michigan, has been arrested on spying charges in Russia. Photograph: Family handout/PA

Irish officials have sought permission from the Russian government to visit a former US marine being held on suspicion of espionage. It emerged on F(...)

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