The search of a grave at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin unearthed some of my family’s secrets.
In 1839 three hundred people died, 25 percent of houses in Dublin City were destroyed, and 42 ships were sunk in category four to five winds.
"Pope Francis will see a very different Ireland, far more secular and less tolerant of church promises."
Rather than a discernible shift in economic policy, it was more of the same old tax and spend stuff that has been endemic here for decades.
Pitched battle between Pro-Life and Pro-Choice gears up ahead of summer 2018 to repeal Ireland's Eight Amendment.
Halloween may have been invented by the Irish but it was the Americans who turned it into the spookfest it is today.
"Our other great patron saint St. Brigid of Kildare has never, ever, been given the warm love and respect and credit she deserves by we Irish."
Three “abdications” that led to the rise of De Valera, the demise of Michael Collins, the birth of the Irish State.
Irish President looks nigh unbeatable and will be an overwhelming favorite and deservedly so.
Donald Trump's high handed response to the suffering of Puerto Rico reminds us of English indifference to the Great Hunger
The truth about suicide prevention policies, mental health budget, and suicide figures reported in Ireland.
"I see political leaders who cannot or will not see where their steps are taking them (and the rest of us)."
Review: Audiences will be moved by the accumulating power of this slow-burn but increasingly unsettling work by the Irish playwright Brian Friel.
It's about time Varadkar's "people who get up early in the morning" and pay for everything through their taxes get a break.
What is the truth about the revolutionary, with Irish roots, who was at Fidel Castro’s side during the Cuban revolution?
Untreated mental illness and how it brought chaos to my Irish American New Jersey home.
Ireland’s disproportionate influence within the EU can be a valuable asset for the Trump Administration.
Are these Irish Halloween costumes examples of cultural confusion or intentionally tasteless fetishization of Irish step dancers?
"Sadly, the split among Irish Catholics who argue for and against Trumpism in 2017 in nothing new."
2018 "is being given some frightening tidings about his (and our) future about every five minutes."
Rep. Muprphy's hypocrisy in sponsoring anti-abortion bills while advising your mistress to have an abortion is breathtaking even by Washington snake belly standards.
For most Irish people, simply insisting that it's always a woman's right to choose without any legal restrictions is not an adequate position on this very difficult question.
Las Vegas shooter killed 59 people and wounded 600. The cruelty of his actions was only matched by the ease with which he accomplished it.
How do politicians and NRA leaders sleep at night? Are they ever stricken by a tiny voice of conscience?
Who comes to mind when we think about Irish writers? It’s easy to name James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Oscar Wilde, and Samuel Beckett. Notably, they are all men.
Fungie the dolphin injured by Storm Ophelia
General John Kelly accused of Boston Irish racism for comments on black congresswoman
Weather warnings issued as Storm Brian hurtles toward Ireland
Should Catholics turn their back on “evil” Halloween for “Holyween”?
Beautiful video as Irish child sings to great-grandmother with dementia
First transgender character on Irish soap opera Fair City makes history
Storm Brian slams into Ireland after Hurricane Ophelia
Jim Carrey to testify in wrongful death trial of Irish ex-girlfriend Cathriona White
Why should grown ups have all the fun? A magical festival in Galway for kids and families
14-year-old Irish country star Owen Mac releases new video