We know we’re American. But we also know that we wouldn’t be unless our ancestors had left Ireland, and we want to honor that.
“This is still the land of opportunity and remember that your hardest times will lead to your greatest times.”
"The cold winter is gone away and there is magic and hope everywhere across the whole island."
Canny move in terms of domestic politics but May could awaken the fires of nationalism in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The mess all our politicians have made of this over the last decade proves they are incapable.
The modern-day bard of Ireland and the genius of Irish ballad and rebel music died 10 years ago this year.
"I need to be enjoying it not as an Irish, pale, sunburned and highly allergic person, but as close to a New Yorker as I can get."
I spent ten years living in Ireland and became increasingly repelled by the Catholic institution of the Church.
"Come and see the New York that I see, love the New York that I love, walk around in it and live it and breathe it and understand why I and so many others move here, and decide never to return."
The extraordinary fact is a united Ireland is closer than ever, something we might never have considered while celebrating the Rising centenary.
After the United Airlines debacle, the issue of airline practice and experience has come up across the world. This is what happens on flights to/from Ireland.
"Even in good times, when this Republic seems to be going well, I often feel like dropping down to what they call half-mast."
"On the Good Friday when I observed the most passionately poignant kiss of my lifetime at the altar rails of our country chapel."
Horror of Ireland’s famine was a “blight” but created an unbreakable bond between the countries and its people.
Are three glasses of beer too much for a driver? What will zero tolerance do to rural communities and the much loved Irish pubs?
"From my folklore and rural experience, I wrote about the funeral experience of Paddy (Manchester) because, truly, I did indeed know him well all my life."
"It is an incredibly narrow perspective to believe that the only authentic Irish experience is to be born and live in Ireland."
Painting and smashing eggs and dreaming of chocolate mean Easter is second only to Christmas. But we're not too happy about a 6ft magic rabbit coming down the chimney!
"Ah yes, as Dickie Rock sang beneath the crystal balls of a different Ireland, I remember it well as another brighter and infinitely freer Easter comes again."
Although the term isn’t used nearly quite as much as it was, it still gets strong a reaction.
Where does the term “the luck of the Irish” come from?
Irish apple crumble cake recipe for St. Patrick's Day
Little known tale of generous Turkish aid to the Irish during the Great Hunger
Fascinating shipwrecks across the Wild Atlantic Way (PHOTOS)
Birthday party for Hitler at an Irish-owned restaurant broken up by owners, anti-racism group
Guinness, Bailey’s and whiskey chocolate cupcakes recipe
Choose from the top 100 Irish first names
Irish abroad look set to fly #HomeToVote on abortion referendum
How a Nazi SS storm trooper went from being Hitler’s henchman to an Irish farmer
When racism ruled New York and my great-great-grandfather died
Why do people love "The Quiet Man" so much?
Travel through the mysteries of the ancient Boyne Valley (PHOTOS)
Top picturesque historic villages in Ireland (PHOTOS)