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Craig McMahon (grey cardigan) with his brother Alan (taking the pic), his partner Peter (white jacket) and my partner Simone (black top). ‘After today’s results we’ve set dates for our weddings within a week of each other.’

Parades and parties have been taking place across Australia today as people celebrate the Yes result in a postal survey on marriage equality. The pub(...)

Tiernan Brady with Sydney Mayor Clover Moore in Prince Alfred Park on Wednesday for the marriage equality survey results. Photograph: @Tiernanbrady on Twitter

Former political director with the Irish Yes Equality campaign Tiernan Brady has been in Sydney for the past 20 months, running Australians For&n(...)

Tom Daly with Hon Justice Gérard Niyungeko of the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights and Prof Laurence Burgorgue-Larsen of the Sorbonne, at the third African Judicial Dialogue in Arusha, Tanzania.

Growing up on a farm in the tiny half-parish of Garrienderk in south Co Limerick, I never imagined as an adult I’d find myself post-dinner dancing out(...)

Lauren Crothers: 'For me, Cambodia was not a difficult place to love.' Photograph: Tom Dallow

When I last wrote for Generation Emigration in The Irish Times in 2011, I had been in Cambodia for just over a year. I was happily ensconced at a loca(...)

James Mahon reporting from Mosul in northern Iraq for CBS News.

The little black plastic wheels roll swiftly along the spotless white floor. You are on your phone because you live through it now, a link that can’t (...)

Lisa Wynne: ‘There is always something interesting, inspiring, or stimulating happening.’

Each week, we ask an Irish person with an interesting job abroad to tell us about what they do. This week we meet Lisa Wynne from Killiney in Co Dubli(...)

Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

It is exactly a year since Donald Trump was elected 45th president of the United States. Following his victory, Irish Times Abroad received a deluge o(...)

Crowds near the Parc de la Ciutadella Barcelona after Catalonia declared independence on October 27th. Photograph: Dave Walsh

Catalonia is at a standstill on Wednesday after protesters blocked roads, highways and train tracks as part of a regionwide strike, called by a pro-in(...)

Lisa Tierney-Keogh: ‘I’m an immigrant. I’m an outsider. My perspective on my adopted home is not skewed with sentimentality, nor is it laden with cynicism.’

There was another mass shooting on Sunday. A church in Texas. President Donald Trump said he believed it was caused by a “mental health problem”, not (...)

Mary Hickman (left) and Dean Duke of Votes for Irish Citizens Abroad with Cara Sanquist of the London Irish Abortion Rights Campaign at a recent meeting in London.  Photograph: Benoît Grogan-Avignon

Emigration today is different from how it was in the past. It is far more fluid, and people are no longer isolated from Ireland when they leave, no ma(...)

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