David Thom: ‘The place we live must be a place we love, a place we don’t want to leave.’

Our home is buses, boats hotels, guest houses, farms, villages, towns and cities. Our home is the road, two backpacks and each other, and we love it. (...)

Pictured are (left to right) Pat O’Doherty, CEO, ESB; Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White;  Taoiseach Enda Kenny; Sean Atkinson CEO, SIRO; and Anne O’Leary, CEO, Vodafone at the launch of SIRO.

Bandwidth-hungry businesses and consumers around the country received welcome news recently with the launch of Siro, the new joint venture between ESB(...)

The plan was the brainchild of a lecturer at Reading University, Christy Davies, who warned that when Britain handed back Hong Kong to China in 1997, there would be no future for its 5.5 million inhabitants.

Even at the time it must have seemed like a truly bizarre idea. In the midst of the Northern Ireland Troubles, it was suggested that the entire popula(...)

The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, where a three-week festival, Ireland 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts and Culture, will take place next year. Photograph: Getty Images

The lead-up to the centenary of the 1916 Rising presents many opportunities to reflect on the diverse and complex history of this island. And think(...)

Mark Little: no certainty of what he will do next

Mark Little is leaving Storyful, the media company he founded in 2010. Writing on the Storyful blog on Thursday, Little said his decision to leave wa(...)

An airport employee  monitors a screen as travelers walk past a thermoscan checking their body temperature upon their arrival at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport. Photograph:  Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images

One of Thailand’s leading hospitals, known for treating medical tourists, said on Friday it had received the country’s first case of Middle East Resp(...)

Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying at press conference after politcians  rejected a Beijing-backed political reform package. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images.

Hong Kong’s parliament has vetoed a China-backed electoral reform package criticised by opposition pro-democracy politicians and activists as undem(...)

Air rifles and other seized items are displayed before a press conference at the police headquarters in Hong Kong on Monday  after suspected explosives were seized at an abandoned television studio in the east coast district of Sai Kung. Hong Kong police said they had made arrests after discovering ‘suspected’ explosives, with media reports linking the find to the June 17th vote on a controversial political reform package. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

Dozens of police stood guard around Hong Kong government headquarters on Tuesday, a day after authorities arrested 10 people and seized suspected expl(...)

 China’s state-owned railroad equipment makers CSR Corp and China CNR Corp have merged to become CRRC. It is the world’s second-biggest industrial company, trailing only General Electric. Photograph: Wang Zhaowang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

CRRC may not be a name to conjure with right now, but since this month’s merger of two of China’s state-owned railroad equipment makers, CSR Corp and (...)

 China’s state-owned railroad equipment makers CSR Corp and China CNR Corp have merged to become CRRC. It is the world’s second-biggest industrial company, trailing only General Electric. Photograph: Wang Zhaowang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

CRRC may not be a name to conjure with right now, but since this month’s merger of two of China’s state-owned railroad equipment makers, CSR Corp and (...)