Baby love: Sharon Hutchinson meets her granddaughter Ella for the first time, at Perth Airport

How do you greet your first grandchild, who has just been born 15,000km away, by Skype? I saw her, less than an hour old, in the arms of her father, S(...)

 Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh: “I would say that we are done with large-scale acquisitions for the time being. There is a lot of integration involved in those two transactions, that will be our priority.”     Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Insulation manufacturer Kingspan will pull back from the acquisitions trail this year while it focuses on completing two recent deals worth more than(...)

Ireland players (l to r) George Dockrell, Niall O’Brien, Ed Joyce, William Porterfield and Paul Stirling have a look at the square at The Gabba during their training session on Monday ahead of tomorrow’s World Cup game against the United Arab Emirates. Photograph: Barry Chambers/Inpho

From the seaside idyll of Nelson to the subtropical expanse of Brisbane, from temporary stands to the multi-coloured seats in the giant concrete bowl(...)

 Emirates, the last bastion of glamorous travel, make sure their cabin crew exude head-turning glamour in their signature pillbox hats with white veils.

Conrad Hilton III, great-grandson of the Hilton hotel magnate, has joined Gerard Depardieu in chipping away at what glamour there is left to air trave(...)

HSBC’s Expat Explorer league table  placed Bahrain in fifth position  in terms of attractiveness for expats out of 34 countries, followed by Oman (6), Qatar (10) and the UAE (13).

There are six Gulf Co-operation Council states: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Irish expats hea(...)

An important element of life in the Islamic Gulf States is how women are treated, and this tends to vary depending on the strictness of the regime in each of the states.

If you’re moving to the Gulf, “culture is the one area where you will need an open mind and have to take time to adjust to”, warns Noel Scanlon, a (...)

Tax-free salaries are one of the biggest incentives for Irish people to work in the Gulf region. In most states, if you earn €100,000 you keep €100,000, compared to just €58,869 after tax as a single person in Ireland.

The good news is that if you move to Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates or Oman, you won’t pay any taxes on your income. Yes, you read that corre(...)

Most expats heading for the Gulf States will have private health insurance, typically paid for by their employer.

Education If you have children, paying for their education is likely to be the biggest expense in moving to the Gulf States. According to the H(...)

While you might secure a job from Ireland through Skype or recruitment fairs, it helps to get on a plane if you’re looking for a job in the Gulf region.

Across the Gulf States, Irish people are finding work in construction and engineering, tourism, agriculture, finance, education and the medical pro(...)

Swiss ‘Flyability’ co-founder and CEO Patrick Thevoz posing with a drone as his team is awarded with the main prize of one million US dollars to Swiss team ‘Flyability’ for winning the ‘UAE Drones for Good’ competition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photograph: EPA/UAE DRONES FOR GOOD

Drones are getting a bad reputation on the back of international stories on landing at the White House and buzzing pedestrians. So at the Drones for G(...)