Plot your escape from technology and feel an overall sense of smugness grow as anxiety diminishes. Photograph: Thinkstock

"Levi and Brooke are not Luddites,” reads a small disclaimer at the bottom of the Digital Detox website. “Just concerned and concerted humans who c(...)

Mark Sinnott: ‘I craved adventure, purpose and a way to contribute something positive, all of which I found while teaching abroad.’

Cambodia’s power to inspire both wonder and heartbreak is extraordinary. Its cities resplend with French colonial buildings, boulevards, riverfront(...)

Cambodian officials prepare to inspect the perimeter of a nurse house in Roka in Battambang province, Cambodia, 17 December 2014. Photograph: EPA/Stringer

Cambodian health authorities have found 212 villagers infected with HIV and say the outbreak is likely due to contaminated medical equipment. The 212 (...)

Try your hand at glamping in the Swiss Alps with White Pod Switzerland

Kinsale Campsites can be crowded but at Kinsale Glamping (glamorous camping) the yurt is in a world of its own, metres above the sea, and (...)

 Santa Claus waves to the crowd from his flying sleigh. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

UK air traffic control organisation Nats has issued an aviation warning for a “sleigh powered by eight reindeer” transiting across the skies.Nats warn(...)

While allowing someone to operate as a small bank to those in developing countries might not rank highly on most people’s traditional Christmas shopping list, Care International is offering, as stocking fillers, microfinance gift vouchers.

Agnes Phiri isn’t looking for charity. The 24-year-old mother-of-one runs a grocery store in Katete, eastern Zambia. Although Zambia is the poorest co(...)

Bernadette McAliskey: “An educated poor eats its government.” Photograph: Paula Geraghty

The primacy of human rights has to be the  lens through which we can "understand society" and be "agents for a better world",  former MP,(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping at Parliament House in Canberra yesterday. China and Australia have  signed a declaration of intent on a landmark free trade deal more than a decade in the making. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

China’s anti-corruption dragnet spread its tentacles overseas with the capture of 288 fugitives suspected of committing economic crimes who had fled (...)

ESB International  has won a €1.5 million in new energy consultancy projects in Asia.  Pictured at the Asia Trade Forum which took place in Kuala Lumpur last week were (from left) Michael Quigley, business development director, ESB International, Jimmy Deenihan, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Trade with special responsibility for the Diaspora, and Paraic McGrath, business development manager, Asia, ESB International

Ireland’s business community in Asia gathered in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur for the eighth Asia Pacific Irish Business Forum, an event each y(...)

Local media reports  say the Irish man was walking his bicycle across Monivong Boulevard in Phnom Penh, Cambodia early yesterday when he was struck. File photograph: Google Street View

An Irish man died in an accident in the Cambodian capital on Sunday.Tomas Beecher is believed to have died after he was struck by an SUV in the capita(...)