Irish construction workers were directly targeted by the New Zealand government in a recruitment drive following the two major earthquakes in Christchurch in 2010 and 2011. Photograph: Thinkstock

The chief executive of a New Zealand building company has apologised for comments he made on Wednesday where he appeared to blame Irish workers for(...)

 Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses the  Greek Parliament on July 22nd, prior to its approval of  tough new conditions set by European creditors. Photograph: EPA/Yannis Kolesidis

What does the future hold for the euro zone after the abyss of a “Grexit”? Many have predicted the euro “experiment” will end and the era of national (...)

Northern Ireland’s politicians have not displayed the will to deal with the legacy left by the Troubles, former Labour Northern Ireland secretary of state, Peter Hain has declared. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA.

Northern Ireland’s politicians have not displayed the will to deal with the legacy left by the Troubles, former Labour Northern Ireland secretary of s(...)

Britain’s Princess Charlotte is kissed by her  brother Prince George in a photograph taken by their mother the Duchess of Cambridge in mid-May at Anmer Hall in Norfolk. Photograph:  Duchess of Cambridge via PA Wire.

Photographs of Britain’s Princess Charlotte and her brother Prince George have been released by Kensington Palace. The princess, the daughter of the (...)

A Royal Mail commemorative stamp from a set marking the 800th anniversary this month of the signing of the Magna Carta in England. Photograph: Royal Mail/PA Wire

An exhibition containing a 14th century copy of the Magna Carta was opened in Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral on Thursday evening by the British amba(...)

 Martin Mansergh pictured at an  Easter Rising commemoration in  Arbour Hill in April. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Martin Mansergh, a former Fianna Fáil minister of state and senior adviser to a number of taoisigh, is attempting a Dáil comeback.He will be among the(...)

 Austin Campbell, (left) co-ordinator of Mystreets Drogheda,  pictured with tour guides Oliver Fitzsimons, Martin Reilly, Des Nelson, Luke Kelly, and Cyril Carter, at St Laurence’s Gate, Drogheda, Co Louth. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

H omeless people as tour guides? In a Hitchhikers-Guide-to-the-Galaxy way of looking at the world, it makes sense. Who better to guide one through (...)

Sarah Lynch with her husband Barry and son Oliver (1)

Teacher Sarah Lynch and her young family moved to Christchurch in 2012 after her husband, a quantity surveyor, lost his job. He is now helping to rebu(...)

Despite a shortage of workers, there won’t be jobs for everyone, so it is important to do your research before leaving to make sure your skills and experience match what employers are looking for.

Employment market For most people emigrating in search of work, booming Australia has been an obvious choice in recent years over New Zealand, (...)

Brothers Barry (left) and Patrick Lyttle from Ballycastle in Northern Ireland. Patrick is critically ill in an Australian hosptal after Barry is alleged to have struck him.

An Irish man was last night granted bail by an Australian court after being charged over an assault in Sydney that has left his brother in a critical (...)