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Cathy Tobin was one of the hundreds of people waiting in line to donate blood at the OneBlood Donation Center for the victims of the Pulse nightclub attack. Photograph: Steve Nesius/Reuters

On Saturday I woke to the horrible news that a young singer had been senselessly shot while signing autographs at a venue just 5 miles (8km) from our (...)

Members and supporters of the lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and queer (LGTBQ) community attend a candlelight vigil outside the White House to honour the victims of the mass shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has offered the condolences of the Government and the Irish people to those affected by Sunday’s Orlando gun attack in a letter t(...)

Damien O’Brien plays for the Wild Geese Gaelic Football team in Los Angeles.

From Co Donegal to Orange County in California, Ballybofey man Damien O’Brien has found “the whole heart of the GAA” with the Wild Geese Gaelic Footb(...)

Actor John Wayne as Ethan Edwards in ‘The Searchers’.  File photograph: AP/Warner Bros

Californian politicians have rejected proposals to hold a John Wayne Day over statements the actor made about racial minorities. Members of the state(...)

In China you can leave your villa in Provence, meet friends at Manhattan Plaza shopping mall, and walk past buildings called Venice or Milan, hardly reflective of Chinese national culture, according to critics. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

China is trying to stamp out spiritual pollution when it comes to outlandish foreign names for places, countering the rise in “bizarre” complexes such(...)

Matthew Hay-Chapman pictured in San Francisco. Photograph: Paul Chinn/AP

A homeless man from San Francisco who pointed police toward two Orange County inmates who had escaped from jail will get the lion’s share of a $150,00(...)

Maura McElhone’s piece about moving back to Ireland from San Francisco was the most-read article on Generation Emigration this year. ‘I’m enjoying feeling part of this place and it of me. And I am grateful for the opportunity Ireland has given me to start over.’

2015 would be “the year of the returnees” wrote Alan Hilliard in March, and he was right. While the number of people who made the move home this year(...)

Mark Czerwin: ‘I’ve had a good run of it here in the OC, but as I’ve grown older my priorities have changed; I’m less materialistic and more enthusiastic about living in a culture where people know and care about each other.’

I left my home in Clontarf in Dublin for Orange County, California in 1988, aged 22. I had an American girlfriend who I had met in Phoenix Arizona,(...)

Ten great golfing breaks

Costa del Sol  With about 300 days of sunshine a year, the Costa del Sol’s enduring popularity amongst golfers is a combination of cl(...)

Furniture is seen outside homes that were smashed by debris flows as a powerful storm that has been lashing northern California moves southward. Photograph: David McNew/Getty Images

A Pacific storm pounded Southern California with heavy rain and high winds on Friday, triggering a small tornado, flash floods and mudslides that prom(...)

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