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Mourning the loss of an innocent man, Gerry Conlon

Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four bore the double burden of seeing his father, Giuseppe, arrested and dying in prison for crimes he did not …

Crime

Tracing your Irish ancestry - The O'Hara Clan

Genealogy

Will Ferrell will bite every German player at World Cup if need be

The “Anchorman”, Irish American Will Ferrell has guaranteed a US victory over the Germans.<p>The funnyman says he will bite every German player in order …

Luis Suarez

Why the Irish passport is among most powerful in the world

Ireland is ranked among some of the most powerful in the world when it comes to passports. While Finland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom’s passports …

Ireland

Uncovering New York’s Irish secrets, one day at a time

The Irish history of New York is all around us – hiding in plain sight behind billboards and Times Square marquees; in the name of a ubiquitous …

Tracing your Irish ancestry - The Malone Clan

<b>Irish derivation</b>: O'Maoileoin.<p><b>Name meaning</b>: Follower of St. John.<p><b>Counties associated with the name</b>: Offaly, Clare, and Wexford.<p><b>Coat of arms motto</b>: …

Genealogy

Family of Kevin Bell creates fund to bring deceased loved ones back to Ireland

When 26-year-old Co Down native Kevin Bell was killed on June 16, 2013 in a hit and run accident in New York City, his friends and family set up a …

Ireland

Liam Neeson’s nephew critical after fall from atop telephone box

Tragedy has struck Irish action star Liam Neeson once again as a beloved nephew lies critically ill in a hospital, near London, after a fall from the …

Liam Neeson

Ten words that are different in Ireland and America

Sometimes America and Ireland are two countries separated by a common language. Here are ten words that mean very different things in Ireland and …

Ireland

Tracing your Irish ancestry - The O'Donoghue clan

<b>Irish derivation:</b> Ó Donnchadha.<p><b>Name meaning:</b> "Descendant of Donnchadh."<p><b>Counties associated with the name:</b> Galway, Cavan, Kerry and Cork.<p><b>Coat of arms</b> …

Genealogy

An Irish summer taste of home - rhubarb crumble recipe

There’s something definitively summery about rhubarb crumble. The tart rhubarb, the sweet crumble paired with some custard or vanilla ice cream is …

Ice Cream

Irish tourism enjoys best start since 2008 as US numbers climb

Irish Minister of State for Tourism & Sport Minister Michael Ring, TD, has welcomed new Central Statistics Office figures showing continued growth in …

Tourism

Outgoing North police chief says stop investigating murder cases from the Troubles

The Police Service of Northern Ireland should cease all investigations into terrorist murders committed before the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 …

Northern Ireland

Amazing shots of Ireland in the ‘70s and 80s’

With the hashtag #myoldnegatives, Eric Luke, a celebrated staff photographer with the Irish Times, started publishing photos from his archive on …

Ireland

Tracing your Irish ancestry - The Doherty Clan

<b>Irish derivation</b>: Dochartach.<p><b>Name meaning</b>: Destroyer.<p><b>Counties associated with the name</b>: Donegal, Clare.<p><b>Coat of arms motto</b>: "Ar nDutcas" or <i>Our Heritage</i><p>…

Ireland

Tracing your Irish ancestry - The Byrne Clan

<b>Irish derivation:</b> Ó Broin.<p><b>Name meaning:</b> "Descendant of Bran (King of Leinster)," "raven".<p><b>Counties associated with the name:</b> Wicklow, Dublin,</b> …

Ireland

How to peel a whole sack of of potatoes in one minute

Potatoes make a delicious addition to any meal, but preparing this favorite root veg – from washing to peeling – can be a lot of work.<p>A video posted …

Food

Red, white and blue chocolate cupcakes recipe for July 4th

<i>A 4th of July cupcake recipe from our Irish chef.</i><p><i>Ingredients:</i><p><i>Cupcakes:</i><p>2 cups sugar<p>1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour<p>¾ cup cocoa<p>1 ½ tsp baking powder<p>1 ½ tsp …

Dessert

Whitewash fears about inquiry into mother and baby homes

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has announced that the government is to launch an inquiry into the treatment of children at former homes for …

United Nations

Mass grave of up to 800 dead babies exposed in County Galway

According to a report in the Irish Mail on Sunday, a mass grave has been located beside a former home for unmarried mothers and babies in County …

Republic of Ireland

Religious orders allowed over 2,000 Irish children to be used in medical experiments

More than 2000 Irish children in religious run homes were subjected to drugs trials in the 1930s according to a shocking new report.<p>As the Tuam …

Medical Journals

Public inquiry call by govt minister into Galway mass children’s grave

An Irish government minister has revealed the “horrific details” of the mass burial site housing up to 800 children and babies at a former …

Archaeology

Manslaughter claim in deaths of 800 children in Galway Home

An Irish politician has called what happened with the deaths of 800 children at a religious-run unmarried mothers home in Tuam in Galway between 1925 …

Mary Lou McDonald

Neglect and death of 800 babies in Galway happened in plain sight

The 796 infants and children buried in an unmarked mass grave in the septic tank behind St. Mary’s Mother and Baby home in Tuam, Co. Galway made …

Whooping Cough

Mass grave at Tuam Children’s Home not the only one, says Kenny

The mass grave of 796 children at a former home for unwed mothers and children in Tuam, Co. Galway is likely not the only one of its kind in Ireland, …

Ireland