Boris Iduhayeneza (18), a Rwandan who came to Ireland by himself when  he was 16 after his mother was killed. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Boris Iduhayeneza (18) was at boarding school the day his mother was killed. He remembers getting a call saying he needed to return home immediately,(...)

Darina Allen Runs the world-renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School in east Cork and leads the Slow Food Movement in Ireland In 1983, Allen opened a co(...)

Ericeira, in  Portugal is an ideal spot for families, with  lovely beaches and good surf schools

We have booked flights to Lisbon for one week and are travelling with our children aged 17, 15 and 12. I would really like for our kids to meet other (...)

 Sovaldi, a once-a-day prescription medicine used to treat hepatitis C. Manufacturer Gilead Sciences is working out how to bring the drug, which infamously retails in the US at $1,000 a pill, for relatively next to nothing to low income countries around the world.

Gregg Alton has what seems like a disorienting job at Gilead Sciences. He’s paid to figure out how to sell the drug Sovaldi, which infamously re(...)

As part of the friendship series running in The Irish Times this week, we asked Generation Emigration readers to submit their friendship stories. Bel(...)

Mary Johnson: ‘If you’re lucky enough to find close friendship away from home, you genuinely don’t know how long it’s going to last.’

Irish expats love to flock together. Whether it’s Paddy’s Day celebrations, Six Nations matches or (more often than not) every Saturday night, we lik(...)

Steve McQueen: Starred in the film a hotel is named after

Avios may have the key to your redemption Avios, the travel reward programme, is coming to Ireland with the appointment of Eileen McGuinness as head o(...)

My latest fascination has been Camellia sasanqua cultivars. The flowers appear in autumn, the plants are much more elegant in habit than their spring-flowering counterparts, Camellia japonica, and have sweet scented flowers.

Unlike some gardeners I know, I’m not a plant collector. Nor do I ever expect to be, for I lack the single mindedness and the ever-so-slightly obsess(...)

The recently-discovered “The Temptation of Saint Anthony” is presented at the Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch, The Netherlands. Photograph: EPA/Piroschka van de Wouw

A priceless painting by the 16th century Dutch master Hieronymus Bosch – best known for his nightmarish depictions of hell – has been discovered in st(...)

European Commission first vice-president Frans Timmermans says most of those fleeing to Europe are economic migrants. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

More than half of those fleeing to Europe from the Middle East and Africa are economic migrants and not asylum seekers fleeing the horrors of war in I(...)