Jim O’Hara, chair of the Irish Cutural Centre in Hammersmith for 13 years. ‘During the 1970s and 80s it was a difficult time for the Irish community here in Britain. One felt self-conscious reading an Irish newspaper.’ Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

Walking around the bright and airy Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith, Jim O’Hara still holds the strong strains of the accent he brought with him i(...)

Sr Moira Keane, who has been working with Irish prisoners  as part of the Irish Chaplaincy, is the 2019 winner of Irish in Britain’s Individual Volunteer award.

A nun from Co Galway has won an award for her work helping Irish prisoners in the UK. Sr Moira Keane, from the Sisters of Mercy who has been working(...)

John Hume’s wife Pat pictured in the Savoy Cinema in Dublin for the premiere of ‘In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America’ last November. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Last Sunday, residents of the small town of Springfield, Massachusetts gathered for a screening of Maurice Fitzpatrick’s In the Name of Peace: John Hu(...)

The Commissioners of Irish Lights said on Thursday that a new rotating lantern on the lighthouse will have the same character as the existing light. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport courtesy of Baltimore RNLI

The long sweep of the beam from Ireland’s “teardrop” – west Cork’s Fastnet lighthouse – is due to shorten from Monday, the Irish lighthouse authority (...)

A maritime lawyer has appealed to the Taoiseach and the Irish lighthouse authority to save the original Fastnet lighthouse beam off west Cork. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport courtesy of Baltimore RNLI.

A maritime lawyer has appealed to the Taoiseach and the Irish lighthouse authority to save the original Fastnet lighthouse beam off west Cork as a “sy(...)

Kealan Duignan on air: ‘I wanted to make an Irish radio show, relevant to the younger generations of Irish people that have emigrated to London in recent times, rather than a show that was all country music and death notices.’

In the autumn of 2015 I decided to take up a new hobby. After producing television shows for a living for the previous 13 years, I thought I could tur(...)

It was in his latter years, when the lure of slow golf and long lunches with grumpy old men was compelling, that he threw himself into the intractable issue of migration at a time when it was neither popular nor profitable.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Suds loved his rugby. He was a prop of substance. I had the privilege of watching him play for a combined Trinity/UCD team against a combined Oxford/C(...)

Police officers stand in front of the Grenfell Tower block that was destroyed by fire in north Kensington, west London. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

The Department of Foreign Affairs said on Friday there is still no confirmation of Irish casualties following the blaze at the Grenfell Tower fire in (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with fellow Mayo man Jonathan O’Dea, speaking about his sculpture ‘Unlocked’  created  with keys from the old Irish Cultural Centre.

Last Friday, we were greatly honoured to welcome the Taoiseach to the newly built Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith in London, where I work. O(...)

 Police and forensic officers at the scene of the terrorist attack in which a number of pedestrians were mowed down on Westminster Bridge on Wednesday. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

An Irish lawyer who narrowly missed being on the part of Westminster Bridge where Wednesday’s attack took place has described seeing people strewn aro(...)

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