Enda Delaney

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President John F Kennedy’s visit to  Galway. Fitzpatrick demonstrates that “the course of modern Irish history is inexplicable without confronting Americanisation”. Photograph: Corbis/Getty Images

The exodus of nearly 10 million people from Ireland after 1700 to North America, but also Britain and Australasia, created a diaspora unique in scale (...)

‘Given the Irish are the oldest migrant group in British society, there is no obvious political or popular will to exclude them from the country.’ Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

We have been here before. This is the not the first time that the rash actions of a prime minister have raised the question of the future of Irish peo(...)

‘This wave of emigration will affect the development of Irish society for decades to come, just the same as every other exodus during the past four centuries.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland is a small country with a huge diaspora. It is estimated that more than 70 million people across the globe claim some degree of Irish ancestry(...)

People gathered at the Famine Memorial on Custom House Quay in solidarity with the refugees and migrants around Europe. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Jean-Claude Juncker is right: “there is a reason the number of O’Neills and Murphys living in the US exceeds the number in Ireland”, and you could lis(...)

An emigrant classic:  A 2001 Abbey Theatre production of  Whistle in the Dark by Tom Murphy

As we enter this era of intensive commemoration of the “conservative revolutionaries” who planned and initiated the Irish Revolution and establishe(...)