New Zealand emerged as the best place for quality of life, with 57 per cent of expat respondents saying they have become more physically active since moving there. Photograph: Thinkstock

If you’re thinking about moving abroad, what factors are most important to you when deciding where to go? Is it the wages on offer, the type of job(...)

How do you think you would perform in an English language test? Photograph: Thinkstock

A migration agent in Australia has claimed that large numbers of Irish people, especially tradesmen, are "failing to pass" an English language test(...)

Loretta Brennan Glucksman ‘has shown herself to be a proud Irish-American, giving back so generously to the land of her ancestors’, Mr Deenihan said.

Irish-American philanthropist Loretta Brennan Glucksman has been awarded the Tipp O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award for her “outstanding contribution to th(...)

In the 12 months to April,  35,300 Irish nationals left the country, down 13 per cent on the previous year. Photograph: Thinkstock

More than one in six Irish-born people are now living abroad, the highest share of any country in the OECD. New analysis from the Organisation for Ec(...)

Dr Aifric Boylan at the Johnstown Bridge Health Clinic in Enfield, Co Meath. She moved to Australia last year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The  Irish Times

After five years training to be a GP following graduation from medical school at Trinity College Dublin in 2003, Aifric Boylan spent another five w(...)

Sarah Doran: “The biggest difference I have seen between the NHS and the HSE is the waiting times.”

Shortly after graduating with a degree in speech and language therapy from Trinity College Dublin in 2013, Sarah Doran got a temporary job as a hom(...)

Sally Casey: “I was surprised to find staff shortages, but not on any scale like my colleagues were facing back home.”

Sally Casey had been working as a renal nurse specialist for three years at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin when the pharmaceutical company sponsoring(...)

UCC graduate Michael Courtney (24), who moved to Perth, Australia.

Four weeks ago, shortly after finishing his intern year at hospitals in Cork and Kerry, Michael Courtney flew to Perth with a group of close friend(...)

The recruitment embargo introduced by the HSE in 2009 meant there were  no staff jobs in the health service for the 1,500 nurses and 727 doctors graduating each year. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The recruitment embargo introduced by the HSE in 2009 meant there were absolutely no staff jobs in the health service for the 1,500 nurses and 727 (...)

Ciara Kenny with a quick-marinated pork tenderloin with baby corn and mangetout she cooked from ingredients delivered by DropChef

It’s a scenario that will be all too familiar to most full-time workers. You have the best intentions to spend your weekend hovering over bubbling (...)