Graham Darlow, chief executive of Fletcher Construction, said some of the workers who had carried out work on the damaged houses may have ‘gone back to Ireland’.

Are we Irish beginning to lose the run of ourselves, do we need to loosen up a little? Who among us will lose sleep ruminating on what Graham Darlow t(...)

Simon Coveney is also getting it in the neck for over-hyping the potential of the US beef market. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Dairy farmers have spent the last two years ramping up production ahead of the ending of milk quotas. Egged on by Government, they’ve expanded herd nu(...)

Irish construction workers were directly targeted by the New Zealand government in a recruitment drive following the two major earthquakes in Christchurch in 2010 and 2011. Photograph: Thinkstock

The chief executive of a New Zealand building company has apologised for comments he made on Wednesday where he appeared to blame Irish workers for(...)

‘Decriminalisation of both the purchasers of sex and the sex workers ensures an environment with better supports and protections for everyone.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Sex workers globally celebrated when Amnesty International recently passed a resolution to develop a policy on the decriminalisation of sex work. M(...)

‘Every year Ruhama works with more than 300 women in Ireland whose lives have been seriously, and in some cases irreparably, damaged by prostitution.’  Photograph: Getty Images

Prostitution exists because there is a demand for it. The sex trade is driven by sex buyers. But the number of women who freely and actively choose(...)

 All Black captain Richie McCaw stars in a new Air Zealand inflight video based on the ‘Men in Black’ film. Photograph: Ross Land/Getty Images

Imagine paying the price of a car for a plane ticket to New York. Now you can: $32,000 is the price from Abu Dhabi in your personal suite on Etihad’s (...)

 A member of an explosive ordinance unit of the police collects evidence from the scene where a bomb was detonated on on Monday outside Erawan Shrine in central of Bangkok.  Photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA 0:51

A British woman living in Hong Kong was among the 22 people killed in a bomb near a shrine in the Thai capital Bangkok on Monday. British foreign sec(...)

Kentucky Rose Emily Hughes   with Rose of Tralee host  Dáithí Ó Sé. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

A doctor, a cancer survivor, a cancer survivor who wants to become a doctor, and a PhD student were among the finalists in the first night of the Rose(...)

Francis Bailey says the war “was not a piece of history for me. It directly affected my life.”

Francis Bailey joined the Royal Engineers in England after the Luftwaffe bombed him and his family out of their home in Birmingham. Born in October 1(...)

‘Several studies have found that in countries where buying sex is decriminalised, sex trafficking is more prevalent.’ Photograph: Getty Images

On August 11th, the human rights organisation Amnesty International voted at its international council meeting in Dublin to adopt a policy that suppor(...)