Ciaran Cannon

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US House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi makes a speech at Iveagh House, Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

US politicians are not taking sides in protecting the Northern Ireland peace agreement against Brexit but “just holding to our values,” said House of (...)

United Kingdom and Ireland map. Elements of this image furnished by NASA. 3d rendering

As Minister of State for the Diaspora, I am always impressed, and often moved, by the deep sense of connection with Ireland felt by so many people of (...)

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(...)

Designer Clare O’Connor, retailer Thomas Ennis and Minister of State for the Diaspora Ciaran Cannon at the launch of Back for Business

An initiative to help returning emigrants start and develop businesses in the Republic has been launched. Back for Business is a five-month long entr(...)

Alice Albright, chief executive of the Global Partnership for Education, visits students at  Presentation Secondary School Warrenmount.

Ireland has emerged as a world leader in its commitment to helping boost the prospects of young people in developing countries, according to the world(...)

Senator Billy Lawless: ‘Emigrants have always been in forefront in the fight for equality and democracy in Ireland and now it is our time. We have been denied the vote for far too long.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

A referendum on extending voting rights to Irish citizens overseas in Presidential elections is planned for May 24th, 2019, the same day as local and (...)

Former US president Barack Obama joins Senator Bob Casey (D- PA), Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (and other local Democratic candidates on stage at the end of a campaign rally on Friday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Midterm election day is November 6th. Photograph: Mark Makela/Getty Images

The Department of Foreign Affairs is to send just one official observer to monitor the US mid-term elections, after it received 13 applications for th(...)

Passenger use on the controversial Limerick-Galway rail route has increased by 57 per cent over the past seven years. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Passenger use on the controversial Limerick-Galway rail route has increased by 57 per cent over the past seven years, and by 288 per cent on the route(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: the people behind the immigration  figures he has welcomed face real problems of finance, career progress and accommodation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was the migration data the Government had been waiting for since the numbers leaving Ireland began to rocket post-2008. On Tuesday, at the same pr(...)

The Global Irish Festival Series will be piloted along the Wild Atlantic Way in Limerick and Donegal this October Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

A new tourism initiative encouraging Irish emigrants and their descendents to attend a festival in the county they came from in Ireland has been (...)

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