In recent decades, the advent of cheap flights and social media has allowed the maintenance of transnational family and friendship networks in a way that was not previously possible. Photograph: John Keeble/Getty Images

For various reasons, I spent much of 2017 commuting on a weekly basis between Cork and the English Midlands. This involved numerous early morning and (...)

‘Jane Doe 15’ (L) who accuses late Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing her when she was 15 years old, holds a press conference at the office of her attorney Gloria Allred (R) on November Monday. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP

Britain’s Prince Andrew “must cooperate” with US authorities investigating Jeffrey Epstein, a lawyer for some of the American sex offender’s alleged v(...)

Stefan McCusker stars as Paul Hill in a new short film, Fifteen, about the letters he sent to his family from prison, which screens at the Belfast Film Festival this weekend.

Earlier this year the British government announced that the inquest into the 1974 IRA pub bombings in Guildford is to be reopened. But why revisit a h(...)

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 contribution the Irish have made to the built environment in other major cities worldwide is immense. London saw a wave of Irish come to rebuild t(...)

From his cell, Paul Hill watched the world change: the birth of his child, the Thatcher years, punk, the miners’ strike, the death of John Lennon, Glasnost. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A documentary based on Paul Hill’s prison letters will be broadcast tomorrow, Saturday, October 4th, at 8pm on BBC Radio 4. From Inside: the Gu(...)

Election emigration: overseas citizens might be affected by decisions made about social welfare, education, taxation, immigration, broadcasting and consular protection, even if they plan never to move back. Photograph:  Jens Schlueter/Getty Images

At a meeting hosted by the London Irish Lawyers Association to debate the future of Seanad Éireann, about 80 Irish people are packing out the National(...)