Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt at Stormont  spoke about his party’s intent to resign from Northern Ireland’s power-sharing executive. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

(...) many more were deprived of the right to hear the laughter of their children and grandchildren, before(...)

Xi Jinping, China’s president,  makes the point that while China may look like a colossus to outsiders, its development is in fact highly uneven and on average its income remains a fraction of that in the more developed world. Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

(...) investment-led and export-dependent economy to one which grows less rapidly but relies much more on(...)

 A businessman watches a display showing global stock markets  in Tokyo. Photograph:  EPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

Ireland. After all, the latest US figures show its economy growing at more than 3.5 per cent annually. But(...)

Downward curve: Western Australia is seeing a slowdown in mining. Photograph: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

(...). ” Returning to Ireland is a hot topic in the organisation’s Facebook group, which has more than 9,500 members(...)

In Brisbane: Richard Donovan with wife Patricia and son Michael. They will all be back in Tipperary in September.

(...), to 89,000 in 2013 – the highest gross emigration figure in more than a century. Now, as the economy(...)

(...) money people have, they are more cautious in how they spend it. My decision to come home would be very(...)

James Brohan’s painting of Seamus Heaney
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(...). Summer was over, no more sleeping under an open window. The wind ruffled the grasses, swayed in the(...)

Using Barry Moran  as a defensive sweeper against Donegal to negate the influence of Michael Murphy was a bold statement by Mayo’s joint managers Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

(...) that policy. But Boyle played a slightly more conservative game than in previous years: he still(...)

Pat Barker. Photograph: Ellen Warner

(...) three – Elinor Brooke, Paul Tarrant and Kit Neville – have more or less unhappily reached middle age(...)

(...). I’m sure within the diocese of Cloyne there are many orthodox Catholic priests who would be more(...)