The death last weekend of Tom Moran, a giant in the Irish American community, continues the bad year that our community is enduring.
Young people are opting for jobs in fast food outlet McDonalds and Viagra makers Pfizer instead of applying for places in the Defence Forces.
"Does life imitate art? Does art forebode life?.. Here are the facts of the situation atop my Clare fence."
A top campaigner for human rights has written an open letter to Pope Francis describing how he was raped by a priest after the only other time a Pope visited Ireland.
Tributes have poured in to commemorate the life of Tom Moran, the Irish American activist, philanthropist and businessman who passed away on Sunday, August 12 after a short illness.
Tom, the former chairman and CEO of Mutual of America who passed on Saturday, launched himself like a torpedo at whatever he wanted to achieve.
One extreme case of homelessness sheds light on overall Irish housing crisis - collapse of house building, the present shortage, what the government IS doing and the fact there is no instant solution.
A bell will ring slowly 32 times on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in Omagh where the worst terrorist attack in the Northern Ireland troubles happened exactly 20 years ago.
The guru behind Apple, the world’s first trillion dollar company, was undoubtedly a visionary and a genius…but Steve Jobs was also a miserable father, this according to a new book penned by his first child Lisa Brennan Jobs.
Nightmares can be fearful experiences altogether as all of us know. This bitter reality was hallmarked for me on an early August night here in Clare.
There was no way the Irish could stay out of the debate over historical monuments and memory but should Irish America chose which Irish "heroes" we celebrate?
If Pope Francis fails to engage with Ireland's survivors of abuse and gay couples who feel excluded from the Church he will be letting down an already hugely wounded Catholic Ireland.
“Hello Mary Lou, it's Belfast calling…” Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald's u-turn on United Ireland poll as United Kingdom Brexit plans fail.
Former Irish President Mary McAleese has revealed an old bid by the Vatican to prevent Ireland accessing Catholic Church documents.
The bishop said the principles of the papal encyclical, which banned artificial means of contraception, “have been ignored for too long.”
As the New York Daily News' staff is cut by 50% this old newspaper boy remembers the great Irish American voices who told the New York Irish community's tales.
Here's a little known secret, Donegal cooking is the best in Ireland.
The biggest problem facing the government in Ireland right now is the housing crisis. With house prices and rents soaring, too many people cannot find a place to live they can afford.
Amazingly, it is less than 100 days to the American midterm elections, a vote that will prove to be a critical moment for the United States.
Dramatic new details have emerged of how Irish newlywed Zoe Holohan survived the Greek wildfire that claimed at least 88 lives and injured many others.
Ireland's government has apparently broken their pledge that no more women would need to go to court over their right of compensation over incorrect cancer smear test results.
"Our county identities and templates are so deeply embedded within our heads...maybe that is both a weakness and a strength of some kind. I am not sure."
Ordinary but extraordinary people’s lives of the last generation of Irish to move to America chronicled as the “Golden Door” has been closed and immigration is no longer an option.
A soaring fireworks display over the Shannon to signify the ongoing Brian Boru festival in my Killaloe was just one index to the incredible summer we are relishing throughout the sun-baked island.
Irish actress Amybeth McNulty's performance in Anne with an E is winning critical acclaim as the show moves confidently through its second season right now on Netflix.
Famine movie on its way but was it genocide by the British?
U2's Bono and Ali Hewson celebrate 36th wedding anniversary
Evidence shows man who shot Michael Collins met him before ambush
Book of Kells in Trinity transports history buffs to another world
The mystery French lady who visits Michael Collins’ grave every year
Brave Carlow Rose speaks about parents' heroin addiction
Pope Francis to meet survivors of clerical abuse in secret while in Ireland
No to Pope Francis - I am a devout Irish Catholic but refuse to see him in Ireland
Irishman given six months to live gains Harvard masters degree
Saint Patrick was from Scotland, new research confirms