In a message on the most recent Global Irish Newsletter, Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon TD assured the Irish Diaspora that the government is working very hard to support them with their various needs during the Covid-19 crisis. Some people need help to get back to Ireland at this … More Government Working to Keep Irish Diaspora Connected and Supported
One of the many tributes paid to Mary McPartlan following her death on 6th April called her “Ireland’s best kept secret”. Mary was completely immersed in the Arts in Ireland and her many talents ensured that she brought success and something special to eveything she became involved in. Although she was part of a folk … More PJ Curtis – Music Producer & Broadcaster pays tribute to Mary McPartlan
It was in 1970 that Tom Cussen first named the new band “Shaskeen”. 50 years on the band and its members are known and respected across the world in music circles and loved by the many hundreds of thousands of people whose lives they have enriched in that time through their music. Ahead of the … More Shaskeen – 50 Years Making Music
Mike Murphy has a very distinctive voice which is instantly recognisable. He has been broadcasting since the early 1960’s and has seen many chances in the industry over the years. Senior Times is a magazine for the over 50’s that is circulated in Ireland. They also run events across the country called the 50 Plus … More Ger Sweeney talks to Broadcaster Mike Murphy
On Thursday 2nd April President Michael D. Higgins released a statement that was aired at Midday on all Irish regional and local radio stations. The messsage is also carried in local and provincial newspapers. As the effects of the Coid 19 measures take hold the majority of newspapers and radio stations are experiencing a huge … More Message from Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins
March 17th is approaching and the Irish Association in Spain has teamed up with Emerald Connection to offer as much information as possible in relation to events. We will have information from across Spain as plans are being finalised and unveiled. With just under a month to go we have some information gathered that might … More Irish in Spain Preparing to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
The quick answer is NO. However, we may not be privvy to all the conversations that are underway. A week, they say, is a long time in politics. What has become very clear in this past long week is that everyone is prepared to play “hardball”. It appreared last Sunday that Fine Gael had accepted … More A week on. Are we any closer to forming a Government in Ireland?
The ballot boxes are being opened in the 39 count centres across Ireland and the tally men and women are confirming the mood of the voters on the back of a startling exit poll on Saturday evening as the polling stations closed. The exit poll was commissioned by RTÉ, The Irish Times, TG4 and UCD … More Ireland Votes for Change – but what does that mean?
In sunny Malaga last week 24 women artists from Ireland, Spain and Sweden gathered in a city centre hotel to commence work on an EU initiative ,called Centre Stage, that has been over 18 months in the planning. Centre Stage is a European collaborative project for professional women artists in the performing arts and music. … More Centre Stage – Promoting Equal Opportunities
Recently the programme for the Limerick Literary festival, formerly known as The Kate O’Brien Weekend was launched at an event at 1 Perry Square in Limerick City. The programme was launched by composer Bill Whelan. The festival began in 1984 to mark the tenth anniversary of the death of Limerick-born Kate O’Brien. The event continues … More Launch of Programme for Limerick Literary Festival 2020