Adrian Gallagher with his wife Emer and sons Cian (6) and Luke (10) at their home in Co Sligo. ‘It is a lot to leave behind: my wife, kids, house and the life I’ve built up.’

There may be signs that the economy is improving, but many people feel that career and lifestyle opportunities are better abroad. This year The Iri(...)

A shamrock is viewed in the window of an Irish pub in preparation for St Patrick’s Day celebrations in New York City. Some 150 publicans, representing 600 Irish pubs worldwide, will attend the Irish Pubs Global Gathering Event in the Burlington Hotel from Sunday evening.  Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

While the Irish at home have been beating themselves up at home over Arthur’s Day, Ireland’s drinking culture has never been so popular abroad. The Ir(...)

Lawyer Peter Madden, who is representing twenty-year-old Michaella McCollum Connolly, talks to the media outside the headquarters of the anti-drug unit of the National Police of Peru, in Lima. Photograph: Reuters

Belfast lawyer Peter Madden is due to discuss the case against Irish drug-smuggling suspect Michaella McCollum Connolly with police in Peru today. In (...)

 Michaella McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid,  who were arrested in Peru on suspicion of drug trafficking.  Photograph: Sky News/PA Wire

Belfast lawyer Peter Madden has expressed concern that drug-smuggling suspect Michaella McCollum Connolly could be held for months or years in Peru be(...)

Michaella McCollum Connolly (L) and Melissa Reid say they were held captive in Spain against their will before being forced to bring drugs  on a flight from Peru. Photograph: Peruvian National Police/Handout/Reuters.

An Irish woman being detained in Peru on drug smuggling charges has claimed she was forced to travel there against her will after being held captive (...)