A portrait of William Desmond Taylor (1872-1922)  in 1917. Photograph: Albert Witzel/ Public Domain

Alfred Hitchcock once asserted that “When we tell a story in cinema, we should resort to dialogue only when it’s impossible to do otherwise”. Yet whil(...)

Joseph Tuohy: his story echoes those of other emigrants who went to England and lost their way.

The story of forgotten Irish emigrant Joseph Tuohy touched the heart of many of our readers in Ireland and abroad this week. The article, written(...)

John Purroy Mitchel on May 11th, 1914 at the memorial for the Veracruz dead. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir lies at the heart of Central Park in New York City. A frequent backdrop to Hollywood movies, its 2.5 kilometr(...)

 Alan Flanagan (L) and Ben Kelly (R) speaking at the launch of the Vica campaign ahead of the emigration vote referendum. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ The Irish Times

This week I got to meet a group of enthusiastic Irish people who had come together to kick off their campaign for Yes in the emigrant vote referendum,(...)

The Buddhafield festival in Devon has a group of Irish emigrants at the helm.

This weekend in Devon, 3,500 happy campers are gathering for Buddhafield, an alcohol and intoxicant-free festival. Darragh Murphy meets the crew of Ir(...)

Sir Hans Sloane  - personal physician to three British monarchs

With the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visiting Dublin this week, it’s worth recalling the remarkable life of an Irishman who enjoyed unparalleled access(...)

Steve ‘Crusher’ Casey is memorialised by a bronze statue in his hometown of Sneem. Photograph: Peter Dorgan/Wikimedia Commons

On December 7th, 1941 the Japanese Imperial Navy launched a surprise attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbour. In the wake of the attack thousan(...)