Newstalk to broadcast new Irish-Australian history series

Newstalk, Ireland’s national talk radio station, will feature a new five part series on Irish Australian history in 2015. The ‘Talking History’ show, broadcast on Newstalk on Sunday evenings (19.00hrs -20.00hrs GMT), will… Continue reading

This Christmas, Give thanks to an emigrant

The screens are full of it, the airwaves awash with it, the obligatory picture is snapped. Irish emigrants are coming home for Christmas. We have had stories of long lost loved ones, of… Continue reading

What is the most Irish part of America?

An interesting map shows the areas in the United States that have the heaviest concentration of Irish-Americans.

5 Forgotten Irish Emigration songs

We all know The Boys of Bárr na Sráide, City of Chicago and the Christmas thumper Fairytale of New York but what about those gems of Irish emigration songs that are sometimes forgotten.

Mary takes the mark Down Under

A harp played lightly as canapés were served gracefully. The welcome mat was out on the other side of the world for Mary McAleese.

Irish stereotypes raise their head again Down Under

A cartoon in the West Australian newspaper on the subject of Irish nurses coming to Australia has provoked a furious reaction from the Irish community here. The Irish People Living in Australia Facebook… Continue reading

The Irish Cannibal

“Man’s flesh is delicious. It tastes far better than fish or pork” these were the words of Monaghan man Alexander Pearce just before he was hung in Tasmania in 1824. Pearce’s tale is… Continue reading

Give emigrants a vote

Emigration has been a staple part of the Irish diet for generations, yet for those Irish who have to digest it, no seat is given at the table.  In the past four years… Continue reading

The Generation that failed Ireland

The news the Bill O Herlihy lobbied on behalf of the cigarette companies (while he was ambassador of the Irish Cancer Society) was met with a whimper in Ireland.  Okey Doke Bill is… Continue reading

I’m Making a Doco

So I’ve decided to make a documentary….in two months. Yes I am insane as I am also trying to balance work with a passion. The passion is Irish Australian history and the belief that… Continue reading

Christmas present could be on way for Irish diaspora

A Government decision on whether Ireland should proceed to call a referendum to allow its diaspora to vote in Irish presidential elections could be made before Christmas.

Ireland caught on camera sixty years ago

A 16mm camera captures Ireland 60 years ago

Newstalk to focus on Irish-Australian history

Ireland’s national independent talk radio station, Newstalk, will focus on Irish-Australian history in its autumn schedule.