In Ireland, it has so become the norm, over the centuries and decades, for young Irish people to leave that making Ireland your home is almost an act of rebellion.
Forty-nine years ago the United States of America brought the entire world to a standstill when it sent the first men to the moon.
The North of Ireland, under the DUP's leadership, increasingly looks like a region in full retreat from the modern world.
Blinded by her pursuit of what is good for one section of unionism, DUP leader Arlene Foster is endangering the union itself by attacking the spirit and letter of the Good Friday Agreement.
Not just a collection but a new cornice stone of civilization, Michael O'Siadhail's new collection The Five Quintets is dazzling in its achievement.
Name your favorite film about the Irish famine? You can't think of one, can you?
Republicans leaders do not care whether it’s true that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted women in his youth.
Women who publicly accuse powerful men of abuse are forced to make a gamble that no one ever should.
Few people have done more to change the face of modern Ireland over the last half-century than our former president Mary Robinson.
Lizzie Borden took an axe, the eerie old rhyme starts, and we all know what happened next. But how many of us know what happened to Borden before she ever picked it up?
Where are Ireland’s great national museums exclusively dedicated to the Great Hunger or the Troubles?
This week I had a laugh I wasn't expecting when it was announced that Colin Kaepernick would become the face of the latest Nike advertising campaign.
It would be nice to go to school or the movies or the mall again in America without wondering whether you'll survive it, wouldn't it?
This the second book in the planned series (the first was "The Library at the Edge of the World") by bestselling author Felicity Hayes-McCoy, set in the fictional but still utterly recognizable Finfarran peninsula in the west coast of Ireland
Is The Little Stranger a dark meditation on the deadly cost of social exclusion? Or is it a well-told ghost story that wants nothing more than to scare you whilst it reaches its conclusion?
You were told by Donald Trump that his historic corporate tax cuts would boost workers wages. They did not. Costs went up, your wages didn't. The rich got richer. You got punked.
Every new book by New York Times columnist Dan Barry is a cause for celebration, but the forthcoming one (to be released September 11) could arguably represent his magnum opus.
From high-end Hollywood auteurs to the most indie of independent films and documentaries, 2018 is shaping up to be a year to remember for Irish actors and films
When I watch Pope Francis this week I think of the transformed world he has inherited.
"Booze" - the play - is about how you find yourself when you're only trying to escape.
Ireland was a total set up for every horde of foreign invaders that ever reached our shores.
"Get Shorty" star from County Roscommon, Chris O'Dowd is one of the hardest working Irish screen stars and suddenly he's everywhere!
Have centuries of historical scholarship and eyewitness accounts conspired to mislead us about Cromwell?
When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed her political platform some conservatives scoffed.
This autumn an unprecedented number of new Irish films, TV shows, plays and books will be unleashed on the wider world on a scale that we have never seen before.
Donal Skehan's pumpkin brownies recipe for Halloween
Ghosts are regulars at America’s most haunted Irish pub
Likely violence in London, Dublin if British push through Brexit hard-border
Lonely Irish swan ‘hugs’ cars after its mate was killed
Police report Ireland as a destination for child sex slave trafficking
Ryanair face boycott calls after racist incident allowed on board
Trial of Irishwoman accused of murdering fiance begins in Australia
Terrifying video footage of two men rescued from fast sinking fishing boat in freezing Irish Sea
A New York speciality, what are “Salt Potatoes”?
Irish Ambassador Dan Mulhall to visit San Antonio, Texas