The Famine Warhouse 1848,  a commemorative visitor centre run by the OPW, outside Ballingarry in Co Tipperary.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Taoiseach has said the best way to remember those who died in Ireland’s Great Famine of the 1840s is to help their “modern-day equivalents” by wel(...)

Minister for Culture Jimmy Deenihan: Addressed an audience of 500 in Sydney. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan yesterday thanked Australia for providing employment for so many young Irish people in re(...)

President Michael D Higgins begins inspection of Captains Guard with General O’Giollain at the beginning of the Famine Commemoration ceremony in Kilrush Co Clare today. Photograph:  Arthur Ellis

The sixth annual National Famine Commemoration Ceremony took place today in Kilrush, Co Clare, a town that lost as much as half it’s population(...)