I can’t breathe: a protester in Manhattan. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

The atmosphere in New York this week has been described as “chilling” and akin to a “war zone” by Irish people living in the city, as protests against(...)

‘I started volunteering at the New York Irish Center – and, feeling a strong connection with the place, decided I’d love to work there. I knew spending time there would be very healing for me on my journey back towards happiness.’ Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

I’ve suffered from anxiety and depression since I was a teenager, at home in Dublin. I would set myself the impossible task of always being in a good (...)

‘Thankfully in Ireland now, suicide is a topic that is getting easier to talk about, thanks to the efforts of Pieta House.’

The Pieta House Darkness Into Light fundraising event takes place this Saturday, with a special focus on the Irish diaspora this year. The dawn wal(...)

Very poor health among Irish emigrants and their children is not recognised in Britain because the community is lumped in with the overall white population in official figures, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Photograph: Getty Images

Health workers in Britain “don’t bother” to understand Irish patients, who suffer higher levels of long-term illness, death rates from terminal dis(...)