Sean Phelan: ‘The Irish State remains tied to an electoral system that cannot deal with the simple fact that people move between Ireland and elsewhere.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

At the heart of the question of whether Irish emigrants should be given the right to vote is recognising that we live in a time where people and thing(...)

Barry Johnston (left) and Ed Davitt (right) have both announced their intention to run as independent candidates for the Seanad from abroad.

A second Irish person living abroad has announced he will run as a candidate in the Seanad election this year. Ed Davitt, a 35-year-old from Dublin (...)

Sarah Cantwell has been living in London for three years.

Today is International Migrants’ Day and people around the world have been sharing #Iamamigrant stories celebrating the contribution of migrants to op(...)

Ireland is out of step with the majority of democratic countries in disenfranchising citizens once they move abroad, the Votes for Irish Citizens Abroad (VICA) campaign said on Wednesday.   Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Ireland is out of step with the majority of democratic countries in disenfranchising citizens once they move abroad, the Votes for Irish Citizens Abro(...)

Ready, steady, bicker: Ludo Lefebvre, Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson are the judges on The Taste

If The Taste (Channel 4, Tuesday) proves a hit for Nigella Lawson, it will be a case of revenge being a dish best served with a spoon. In the new cook(...)