Portrait of Thomas MacDonagh by Mick O’Dea

Thomas MacDonagh is one of the most fascinating characters behind the Easter Rising. He was born in Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary, in 1878, the child of (...)

Collaboration and empathy: Geraldine Byrne Nason, Samantha Power, Sonya Hyland, Patricia O’Brien and Barbara Jones

Samantha Power US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the United Nations, was born in London to Irish parents and(...)

Simone Roche, Emma O’Carroll, Orla Kiely, Liz Kelsh, Ciara Hunt, Helen Lambert, Fiona Byrne, Breege O’Donoghue, Freida Gormley

Emma O'Carroll Textile specialist From Roscommon, the daughter of architects and one of a family of 12, O’Carroll started making and selling Aran(...)

A woman reflects on the streets of Paris after the November attacks.  Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The way we respond to terrorist incidents is critical to whether terrorism proliferates or not, according to Prof Ian Robertson, professor of psycholo(...)

Gary Fox: “I have a very clear vision as to where I want to take HostButlers and, for now, I’m happy to go it alone.”

When Gary Fox travelled across the US to attend a wedding last summer using Airbnb, he never thought it would lead to him quitting his job as a consul(...)

Karl-Thomas Neumann, CEO of Opel Group, poses with the Car of the Year award next to the Opel Astra during the presentation ahead of the 86th International Motor Show at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Opel’s Astra is the Car of the Year in Europe for 2016. Announced at an awards event at the Geneva motor show, the new family hatchback pipped the lat(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan and deputy leader Catherine Martin celebrate their election at the count centre in the RDS. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Lazarus stories abound in electoral politics and the Green Party now has its own one to tell. The party’s fateful decision to go into a coalition wi(...)

Bill Gates, Microsoft chairman.  Photograph: Reuters Ethan Miller

Investors need to become more discriminating when investing in technology start-ups, following recent “over-enthusiasm” in Silicon Valley, according t(...)

A man carries food at the refugee and migrant camp in Grande-Synthe near Dunkirk, northern France, where 2,500 refugees from Kurdistan, Iraq and Syria live. Photograph:   Philippe Huguen/Getty Images

Two hours northwest of Brussels on the Belgian- French border, a steady stream of cars lines up at the French side of the crossing. Teams of police, a(...)

Taxi drivers protest over Uber, near the Etoile in Paris in January. Photograph:  Thomas Samson/Reuters/AFP

A US company using state-of- the-art technology sets up in France, provides work for 12,000 men and fulfils a vital public need. You might think it (...)