Prior to her transplant in the US this week, Orla Tinsley used social media to urge people to carry a donor card.

Orla Tinsley’s mother, Patricia, has said she and her husband, Brian, and son, Jack, have been overwhelmed by the support for their dau(...)

‘I will see in the New Year with a man who makes me feel like I am finally home.’
I'm an Irishman happy in New York
  • Abroad
  • December 30, 2016, 15:00

The owner of the laundry on my street is one of the most cheerful people I know. She has long copper hair, movie-star red lipstick and blue eyeshadow(...)

‘The idea of this country is one thing, and the reality is another.’ Comedian and writer Maeve Higgins, who has lived in the US for three years, beside the Brooklyn Bridge. Photograph by Michael Nagle

It is as clichéd as the bowl of shamrock on St Patrick’s Day to say that Ireland and the United States of America always had a unique relationship. B(...)