Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald said there are approximately 1,000 applicants who wish to adopt in Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

The only children being placed for intercountry adoption are increasingly those with special needs, a conference was told yesterday. Lau(...)

Irish businessman and Digicel owner Denis O’Brien in Haiti in 2010

Last weekend, the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development met in Dublin at the invitation of Denis O’Brien. His mobile phone company Di(...)

Participants at Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti. Photograph: Dearbhla Glynn

It takes four hours by bus over mountain roads to traverse the 80km from Haiti’s capital,(...)

Are the good things in our lives down to our own efforts or just the bounce of the ball?

Winning the Lotto is considered pure luck but what about winning the lottery of life? If you land a good job, enter a happy marriage, or find y(...)

The more the US dollar strengthens, the faster Digicel has to grow to stand still. Photograph: Reuters

There are downsides to operating a mobile phone company across large numbers of small, independent markets with their own currencies, as Denis (...)

The number of passengers and crew who fell ill aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, the Explorer of the Seas,  climbed to more than 600 yesterday, many of them vomiting and suffering diarrhea.

The number of passengers and crew who fell ill aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship climbed to more than 600 yesterday, many of them vomiting and suf(...)

Two former accountants with PWC and KPMG plan to launch a new peer-to-peer lender targeting small businesses, community organisations and charities. Called Our Money the new lending platform intends to launch in March and its chief executive is Derek Butler, an accountant with PWC who later worked as country director for Goal in Haiti.

Two former accountants with PWC and KPMG plan to launch a new peer-to-peer lender targeting small businesses, community organisations and charities. C(...)

Pope Francis baptises one of 32 babies during a mass in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican today. The pope today elevated to the rank of cardinal 19 prelates from 12 different nations including ten from outside Europe. Photograph: Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters

Pope Francis continued with his non-European “imprint” on the Catholic Church when he named his first batch of cardinals today, with ten of the 16 (...)

Is William Fry still Dublin’s brainiest business? We will find out on January 22nd, when the business-backed Soul of Haiti charity holds its annual co(...)

Four thousand schools have been lost in Haiti, but the young population is booming. Photograph: AP

In Ireland, they’re increasingly invisible and referenced only as founders of some of our voluntary schools and hospitals. Yet behind the scenes and f(...)

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