Rebecca Hoare (74)  in Bayswater, London, takes delivery of a new fridge from Matt Wilcock, of Quinn London,  which the Irish Elderly Advice Network organised. Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

Recently, Rebecca Hoare’s fridge broke. Usually, such a problem would be an annoyance, but no more than that for the 74-year-old Irishwoman living alo(...)

Margaret Molloy

Ireland has a network of diplomats working hard for the country all around the world, but ahead of St Patrick’s Day this year, even though events and (...)

Mary Talbot celebrated her 100th birthday  surrounded by friends and family at the London Irish Centre’s luncheon club last year.

More than 30 years ago Irish woman Mary Talbot joined the London Irish Centre after her husband died. The second World War nurse and mother of six chi(...)

The London Irish Centre in Camden, established in 1954, helps to tackle isolation. Photograph:  Daniel Keane

In 1957, aged 23, Thomas Mulligan left his home in Lucan, Co Dublin, for England, to find work and a better life. By the end of the decade, he had bec(...)

Singer-songwriter Lisa O’Neill: ‘I recently watched Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator from 1940 and was amazed at how relevant I found it to be.’

Current favourite book   I’m reading Innocent When You Dream: The Tom Waits Reader, an anthology of reviews and interviews. He’s deadly, to (...)

Cherry Smyth: ‘I spotted a poster advertising an exhibition about Queen Victoria, and as I looked closer, I saw that someone had scrawled the words ‘IRISH FAMINE’ across her forehead.’

Cherry Smyth was hurrying through a London tube station in 2012 when she suddenly realised she needed to know more about the Famine. For the Antrim-bo(...)

Pat Logue,  landlord of the Sheephaven Bay in Mornington Crescent

I have always had a curious fascination with Irish pubs abroad. Not the big bars like O’Lunneys of Times Square where tourists, NYPD, and lo(...)

Photograph: Niklas Halle'n/AFP/Getty

With less than three weeks to go until Britain is due to exit the European Union, it is a time of uncertainty for the almost 400,000 Irish-b(...)

As a community, the Irish have the highest median age - 53 years - of any immigrant group here in Britain. Photograph: iStock

With a COMMUNITY of almost 400,000, the United Kingdom is host to the largest Irish-born POPULATION outside of the Republic of Ireland. Despit(...)

The London Irish Centre opened in Camden in 1955 to meet the needs of newly arrived Irish emigrants.

The London Irish Centre is to receive £1 million (€1.15m) from the Irish Government to redevelop its premises in the city. The centre, which opened i(...)

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