Dr Wajiha Zia of University Hospital Waterford at the Overseas Medics of Ireland meeting in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland’s reliance on international medical graduates is among the highest of the OECD countries: 34 per cent of doctors working in Ireland were tr(...)

Euro bank notes and Swiss franc notes. The shockwaves from Switzerland’s decision to scrap its currency ceiling against the euro continue to reverberate

Foreign exchange brokers across the world reported escalating losses yesterday as the shockwaves from Switzerland’s decision to scrap its currency cei(...)

Irish Dairy Board chairman Aaron Forde: said milk superlevy bill would be ‘potentially one of the highest ever imposed’. Photograph:  Kenneth O’Halloran/JCP.

Concerns that dairy farmers are heading for a “perfect storm” have been raised by members of the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture. The milk (...)

Clermont Auvergne winger Noa Nakaitaci has been picked in France’s preliminary Six Nations squad. (Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images)

Uncapped Clermont Auvergne winger Noa Nakaitaci saw the World Cup door swing invitingly open on Thursday as Philippe Saint-Andre beckoned him into the(...)

Anne Tiernan (pictured with her husband Matt Johanson and children Jack, Molly and Oscar in New Zealand): ‘The prevailing wind will be felt on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish sea; words etched in my brain rather like the Hail Mary.’

The ticket is booked and so I begin to study in earnest the Irish newspapers. Some things surprise me. Talk of the Celtic Phoenix, Sinn Fein the mo(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said price volatility will be the main challenge for farmers going forward.

“In April, the shackles will come off.” This was how Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney described the imminent ending of EU milk quotas.Speaking a(...)

Shares in the supermarket chain jumped more than 4 per cent after news of Dalton Philips’s departure, a brutal verdict from the City on the Irish man’s time at the top. Photograph: PA

Dalton Philips, the globetrotting Irish retail executive, will soon be heading back to his homeland to reflect on the future after being sacked as chi(...)

Helen Thornton, who grew up on a farm in New Zealand but now lives in Dublin, keeps her connection with her native country alive with a range of ch(...)

Ciaran Lowney: ‘I have never had any trouble getting work. Kiwis like can do people, and demonstrating this to complement your skills will count for a lot.’

Ciaran Lowney has lived in New Zealand with his Kiwi wife since 2003. He is on the board of the Auckland Irish Society and works as an ac(...)

If you are already an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you  don’t need a visa to work in New Zealand.

Irish citizens who intend to work, study or set up a business in New Zealand need to have the right visa to suit their circumstances. The New Z(...)