Suzanne Conway writes about London Irish United for Life which is organising the #HometoVoteNo campaign.

Are you a member of the Irish Times Abroad Network? In advance of the upcoming referendum on May 25th, we will be seeking readers’ views on the Eighth(...)

Veronica Power, Finnie Savage, Margaret Lanergan

Nestled in the midst of Lower Boston Road in Hanwell west London, the William Hobbayne centre has become a “home away from home” for the older Irish c(...)

Caitriona Carney (third from left) with friends at the London Irish Centre in Camden.

Many Irish emigrants like me will be returning home to Ireland for Christmas to celebrate with our family and friends. But for some clients at the Lon(...)

Mary Hickman (left) and Dean Duke of Votes for Irish Citizens Abroad with Cara Sanquist of the London Irish Abortion Rights Campaign at a recent meeting in London.  Photograph: Benoît Grogan-Avignon

Emigration today is different from how it was in the past. It is far more fluid, and people are no longer isolated from Ireland when they leave, no ma(...)

Irish  film and TV  director Lorcan Fox with Made in Chelsea cast member Binky Felstead

Lorcan Fox is a fim and TV director. He works on a TV show called Sam Delaney’s News Thing. For the past 18 months Fox has been making the online news(...)

‘Forgotten Irish’ will be remembered with a plaque unveiling ceremony at the Camden Irish Centre in London  performed by the Irish ambassador to Britain Dan Mulhall.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In the grim 1950s, 40,000 people left Ireland every year to emigrate to Britain. They built the roads and repaired the bombed out buildings of post-(...)

Parents and children meet monthly at the London Irish Centre in Camden to sing songs and read stories as Gaeilge.

The first word I said to my newborn son was “Fáilte”, and eight months later, I’ve spoken to him almost entirely in Irish. Up to that point, as is (...)

Do you have a nagging secret that you have never told a soul? Has that secret become so big in your mind that it affects your wellbeing? Irish wome(...)

Anna-Marie O’Rourke: ‘It is so true when people say that it’s children who make Christmas so special.’ Photograph: Getty Images.

Christmas comes but once a year but it’s a time you can’t get away from. You can’t turn a street corner without seeing lights, shops filled with decor(...)

Dermot O’Leary, whose  parents moved to London  from Wexford: “I’m very proud of my Irish heritage. We want and need the Irish community to support this important work for the Irish in most need.” Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

The London Irish Centre’s Christmas appeal seeks funds to help vulnerable members of the Irish community in the English capital. Social isolation, me(...)

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