The fall in the number of students graduating from property-related college courses, combined with high levels of emigration in the sector during the downturn, has combined to create “the perfect storm”

The property industry is experiencing an “acute shortage” of qualified professionals to fill vacancies created as the sector recovers, the Society of(...)

Against the backdrop of Edward Snowden’s revelations of the UK’s GCHQ mass data-harvesting from cables linking Ireland to Britain and North America, t(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton.

IDA Ireland has been expanding its overseas offices, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton has said.“Although IDA Ireland does (...)

Tommy Walsh’s AFL career with Sydney Swams was interrupted by injury. Photograph: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE

Eamonn Fitzmaurice has confirmed the return of Tommy Walsh to the Kerry fold. The Kerry manager says that Walsh will play with Kerry in the McGrath Cu(...)

“Engaging in technology separate to a partner while in the presence of them encourages a disconnection rather than a connection,” according to Prof Christina Leggett.  Photograph: Getty Images

Sound the alarm: the good old-fashioned relationship is under attack from technology. That seems to be the message from a growing body of psychology r(...)

 A floral memorial  in Martin Place near the Lindt cafe in Sydney. Tens of thousands of people in Sydney have paid tribute to the two victims of the siege, barrister Katrina Dawson and cafe manager Tori Johnson. Photograph: Reuters 1:56

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday ordered a sweeping investigation into a deadly hostage crisis after tough new security laws and th(...)

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his wife Margie join thousands of Sydney residents to lay flowers at a memorial near the Lindt chocolate cafe in Martin Place following the  siege. Photograph: EPA

Tony Abbott, the Australian prime minister, has said his national security team needed to look into why a self-styled Islamist activist with a trouble(...)

Muslim men at prayer as the public lay flowers at the Lindt coffee shop in Martin Place, Sydney Australia on Tuesday.  Photograph: Steve Christo/AP

Australian Islamic representatives have expressed optimism that the Sydney siege will not trigger an escalation of physical and verbal attacks on Musl(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has insisted the ethics investigation into the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will not be reopened, despite the world governing body lodging a criminal complaint with the Swiss attorney general over “suspected unlawful activity” of unnamed individuals connected with the bidding contests.  Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Fifa ethics investigator Michael Garcia has lost his appeal against the findings which cleared Qatar and Russia to host the 2022 and 2018 World Cups. (...)

Tori Johnson (left) and Katrina Dawson who died during Tuesday’s seige in Sydney. Photograph: Facebook  1:38

The two hostages who were killed in the Sydney cafe siege have been remembered as heroes by friends, family and strangers.The dramatic 16-hour stand-o(...)