An important element of life in the Islamic Gulf States is how women are treated, and this tends to vary depending on the strictness of the regime in each of the states.

If you’re moving to the Gulf, “culture is the one area where you will need an open mind and have to take time to adjust to”, warns Noel Scanlon, a (...)

Domville Woods in Santry Demesne, winner of the RIAI Silver Medal for housing, incorporated existing mature trees on the site into the design. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Dublin firm DTA Architects has been awarded the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) housing medal for Domville Woods in Santry Deme(...)

The Irish Times’ Generation Emigration project is on the hunt for the best Irish pub in the world outside Ireland. Why? Because the best Irish pubs(...)

It can be difficult to pin down the size of the Irish diaspora as estimates vary hugely depending on who is talking

Estimates for the size of the “Irish diaspora” vary hugely, from three million to 70 million depending on who is talking. It also depends on wh(...)

The Emigrant Support Programme provides funding to welfare, social, cultural, sporting and business organisations working with Irish people around the world each year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Organisations and groups working with Irish people worldwide are invited to apply for the 2015 round of funding under the Government’s Emigrant Suppor(...)

The cost of living is 8 per cent lower in Ireland than in New York, according to data compiled by Numbeo and MoveHub. Image:

Thinking of moving abroad and want to know more about the cost of living in your destination? Numbeo is a useful website detailing the average pric(...)

Minister of State for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan with Consul General in New York Barbara Jones and director general of the GAA Paraic Duffy at Dublin Castle yesterday before a panel discussion on the diaspora and emigrant welfare. Photograph: Lensmen Photography

A referendum on whether to permit Irish citizens living overseas to vote in presidential elections is “unlikely” to be held this year, Minister of (...)

€5.8 million holiday home: Tulira Castle in  Co Galway. Photographs: Fennell Photography

Tech millionaire Niall Turley has boughtTulira Castle, a meticulously-restored 16th-century tower and Victorian house on 265 acres in Co Galway, fo(...)

Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

As we take more trips abroad, and more of us move overseas, the number of people falling on hard times while they are away is on the rise. This wee(...)

Ciaran Lowney: ‘I have never had any trouble getting work. Kiwis like can do people, and demonstrating this to complement your skills will count for a lot.’

Ciaran Lowney has lived in New Zealand with his Kiwi wife since 2003. He is on the board of the Auckland Irish Society and works as an ac(...)