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# Irish Abroad

4th December 2023
Historian: Irish emigrants were once labelled 'scum' and tormented in the United States
Dr Catherine Healy says Irish people have known harassment and racism and it’s important to remember our history.
Last month
November 2023
Fairytale of New York: 'The boys of the NYPD Choir never actually sang Galway Bay, until now'
Nathan Mannion of the EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum looks at the impact of two iconic Irish songs – Galway Bay and Fairytale of New York.
Munster close in on signing of tighthead prop Jager from New Zealand
The 28-year-old had been chasing All Blacks caps but is now set to pursue Ireland honours.
This year
Irish analyst Sullivan among Munster contingent to win the World Cup
Current second rows RG Snyman and Jean Kleyn both came off the bench last night.
Taoiseach: Safety of the 300 Irish troops in the Lebanon region is a 'paramount concern'
Irish citizens living in Lebanon have been warned to leave while commercial options are available.
'I could just say that I am really grateful. It has been incredible'
Ex-Ireland fullback Felix Jones is in his final week with the Springboks as they try to win the World Cup again.
'He texted from America at 5 in the morning. I couldn't get back to sleep'
24-year-old Kildare man Paddy Ryan is now a three-times-capped USA international.
'It's like someone dropped a bomb': Irishman in Maui describes harrowing scenes after wildfires
Peter O’Riordan lives on the Hawaiian island which has been devastated by wildfires.
Zach Tuohy equals Jim Stynes' record appearances tally in Aussie Rules
Laois man reached 264 appearances in Friday night’s draw with Sydney Swans.
Ex-Ireland centre McCall guides Saracens to sixth Premiership title
The former Ulster head coach has been with Sarries since 2009.
'Donners is gold. The players love him. He's intense in that Munster way'
Donnacha Ryan has made a strong start to his coaching career with La Rochelle.
Irishman and 'world-class expert' Aboud lands top role with Rugby Canada
Aboud has been appointed as High Performance Director of Rugby Canada.
Irish coaches Carolan and Coughlan central to Challenge Cup final
Glasgow and Toulon meet in the decider in Dublin on Friday night.
WNT Watch: Relegation in Germany, Celtic's goal-scoring hero and Stateside success
It was a mixed weekend for Irish internationals abroad.
'I still have a dream of returning to play in Ireland at some stage'
Ex-Munster wing Seán French has been prolific for Bedford in the English Championship.
'I have no regrets about my time with Connacht, no ill feelings'
Eoghan Masterson has settled happily into life in the PRO D2 with Aurillac.
'It was between Connacht and Exeter. I always wanted to try living away'
Jack Dunne moved to Exeter in England after leaving Leinster last summer.
'The chat from the locals is like, 'No pressure, but you have to do it again!''
Ultan Dillane is enjoying the challenge of playing in the back row and chasing trophies with La Rochelle.
Irish wings Kearney and Byrne set for move to the US with Chicago
The Ireland-capped pair have been strongly linked with a switch to Major League Rugby.
'São Paulo is a bit different to Sligo, 23 million people different!'
Irishman Simon Coulter has worked in rugby in the US, South Africa, Uruguay, Chile, and Brazil
Munster man Ryan impresses for high-flying Chiefs in New Zealand
The 34-year-old still has ambitions with Ireland and will return before the World Cup.
Ex-Ireland international Felix Jones to leave Springboks and join England
The former Munster man will link up with Steve Borthwick after the World Cup.
Tourism Ireland pauses long-running 'Global Greening', citing the energy crisis
The campaign was also put on pause last year in the weeks after Russia invaded Ukraine.
Last year
'Limerick and Newport are similar places, working-class people'
Former Munster out-half JJ Hanrahan has settled happily into life with the Dragons.
Ex-Ireland U19s back row Hickey gets first start for the Ospreys
The 21-year-old back row will play against the Bulls in the URC tomorrow.
Denise O'Sullivan's mixed emotions, Irish history-makers and a deepened injury crisis
A run-down of Vera Pauw’s overseas players from the last weekend of action before next week’s all-important World Cup play-off.
Cronin, Ryan, Byrne, O'Brien - Irish players set for big Premiership season
The English top flight returns this weekend with a big crop of Irishmen involved.
'It has gone in the blink of an eye. English is nearly my second language'
Toulon forwards coach James Coughlan is heading into his ninth season in French rugby.
O'Gara, Dillane, Arnold - Irish interest aplenty as the Top 14 gets underway
ROG and Donnacha Ryan are aiming for more success with La Rochelle.
Irish players set for key roles as France's second tier kicks off tomorrow
The likes of Darren Sweetnam, Eoghan Masterson, and Dave O’Callaghan play in the Pro D2.
La Rochelle officially confirm the signing of Ireland international Ultan Dillane
The 28-year-old has signed a two-year deal with Ronan O’Gara’s side.
Irish centre Peter Robb to join Ealing Trailfinders
The 27-year-old moves to the English Championship club after seven years with Connacht.
'The lads have been slagging me saying I've got more clubs than Tiger Woods!'
Ex-Ireland U20 hooker Sean McNulty is part of the Seattle squad aiming for MLR glory today.
Ireland-capped Niyi Adeolokun to leave Bristol at the end of the season
Kilkenny man Martin Mulhall is joining Pat Lam’s squad this summer.
Irish influence strong as La Rochelle and Racing bid for place against Leinster
Ronan O’Gara, Mike Prendergast, and Donnacha Ryan are all coaching in France.
'It was a massive opportunity but I knew it was a life-changer. I've no regrets'
22-year-old Cork man Eoghan Barrett has been making excellent progress with Pau in France.
Stephanie Meadow moves up the leaderboard, Padraig Harrington slips back
There was disappointment for Leona Maguire and Padraig Harrington who both slipped down the leaderboard.
Irish disappointment as Chelsea and City reach FA Cup semi-finals, Barrett brilliant in Germany
Super sub Amber Barrett scored two and assisted one as FC Koln all but secured their place in the Frauen-Bundesliga for another year.
Noel Reid signs for London Irish on short-term deal
The 31-year old has been signed as injury cover for out-half Rory Jennings.
Ex-Munster man Flannery handed permanent contract at Harlequins
The former Ireland hooker joined the Premiership club in 2020.