In the fourteen countries featured as part of LinkedIn’s research, science, technology, engineering, and maths skills made up the majority of the top 25 list.

Technology dominated the list of top skills that got Irish professionals hired in 2015, according to LinkedIn. The company’s list is based on analysi(...)

US secretary of defence Ash Carter:  “There is now a criminal syndicate that is exploiting these poor people and this is an organised smuggling operation,” he said. “Targeting that is the way that the greatest effect can be had.” Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Nato will send military vessels to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal networks smuggling migrants and refugees into Euro(...)

 Aidan Heavey:   said Tullow’s plan was to sell off stakes in some of its biggest projects over time, such as those in Kenya and Ghana. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Aidan Heavey, chief executive of exploration company Tullow Oil, has suggested it may sell some of its prize assets in the future to generate returns (...)

A  migrant woman  waits for  the train to depart to Slovenia on her journey to western Europe from  a refugee transit camp in Slavonski Brod, Croatia. Photograph: Darrin Zammit/Reuters

As the Syrian conflict continues to rage, the prospect of a renewed exodus of citizens to Europe seems all but inevitable. The deteriorating situatio(...)

Amazon Theatre  in Manaus, Brazil is among the buildings that will go green on St Patrick’s Day this year.

An opera house in the heart of the Amazon rain forest and the home of the Boston Red Sox are among the buildings that will ‘go green’ this year to mar(...)

Heineken, the world’s third-largest brewer, on Wednesday increased its dividend by more than expected and forecast higher revenues and profits in 2016(...)

In its Lenten campaign this year, the biggest annual fundraising campaign in Ireland, the Trócaire box is featuring people from Ireland celebrating the charity’s supporters and all who are fighting for justice for the world’s poor. Photograph: Trócaire website

Last year’s Trócaire Lenten campaign raised almost € 8.3 million, which was about a 4 per cent increase on the 2014 figure of € 8 million. The funds(...)

We’ve moved on from discomfort or embarrassment about using technology to connect with other people.

About three years ago, I was sitting with a female friend in a bar on a frantic Saturday night in Dublin. By the end of the night, several worse-for-(...)

 Zimbabwean men attempt to get a malnourished cow on its feet in rural Masvingo, on January 21st, 2016. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster in most rural parts of the country severely hit by drought. There are now 2.44 (...)

A file image showing members of the German Navy watching the radar in the operations room of the frigate ‘Bayern’ in port at Limassol.  There is currently no comprehensive system to track shipments and cargos through EU ports and along its approximately 70,000km of coastline. Photograph: Getty

As Europe’s politicians struggle to control a deepening migrant crisis and staunch the rising threat of Islamist terrorism on their borders, little at(...)