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(...)

Camille O’Sullivan performing at the Irish Embassy in London for St Brigid’s Day in 2018.

From London to Warsaw to Washington this weekend, events will be held around the world celebrating the talent and creativity of Irish women, to mark S(...)

‘I find it so upsetting that men and women who have contributed so significantly to this city often die alone, or with very few family and friends around them.’

Living alone in London, Martin was away from family in Ireland in his final days. His health had deteriorated, he was living with cancer and he k(...)

Despite Ireland’s economic recovery and uncertainty over Brexit, Irish people continue to move across the Irish Sea in large numbers. Although the num(...)

The London Irish Playgroup has been running at the London Irish Centre for almost two years.

The Irish language can be an incredibly important way for many Irish people living abroad to connect to their heritage and culture, but the endeavour (...)

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