Thinking anew: the Ven Gordon Linney. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Ven Gordon Linney is a compassionate man of clearly thought out Christian conviction who is never afraid of entering the fray in defence of that c(...)

High hopes: millennials with an engineering degree may think they will be on a major project straight away. Photograph: Thinkstock

They are the last of the “millennials”, the generation born between the late 1970s and mid-1990s. They emerge from college with expectation, ho(...)

Cristina Kirchner’s backing of Daniel Scioli only followed her failure to find a candidate among her own inner circle. Photograph: Reuters/Enrique Marcarian

If there was ever a question about what the investment community thinks of Argentina’s president Cristina Kirchner, recent market activity is clearing(...)

People survey the damage in  Concon, Chile, some 110kms northwest of Santiago, on Thursday, 2015 after a massive earthquake hit the area. The 8.3-magnitude earthquake killed eight people and forced a million to leave their homes. Photograph: AFP 1:27

Strong aftershocks rippled through Chile on Thursday after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake that killed at least eight people and slammed powerful waves int(...)

‘The crisis may be over, but there are huge problems to be faced in the banking and financial sector and a big job to be done in managing relationships with Frankfurt.’ Above, the  European Central Bank   in Frankfurt. Photograph: EPA/FREDRIK VON ERICHSEN

A boffin or a bureaucrat? A banker or a bean counter? The debate is on about what kind of person is needed as the new governor of the Central Bank, to(...)

The new dahlia garden in Aras an Uachtarain, which contains several Irish-bed cultivars include Dahlia ‘John Markham’. Photograph: Richard Johnston

What does it feel like to have a plant named after you? Someone who knew the answer to that question was the late John Markham, the greatly respect(...)

 Lord Sebastian Coe reacts after being elected as the new IAAF President during the 50th IAAF Congress  in Beijing, China. Photograph: Getty

Sebastian Coe, the double Olympic champion who led the organising committee of London’s 2012 Games, has been elected as the president of the world gov(...)

Olive Oil from Ristorante Rinuccini

Kilkenny restaurant branches out Ristorante Rinuccini in Kilkenny celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion the Cavali(...)

Perry Wharrie (53) was one of four men jailed in Ireland for their part in the bungled Dunlough Bay drug-smuggling operation off Mizen Head in West Cork in July 2007. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

An Englishman given the longest ever sentence for drugs offences in the history of the state following a bungled cocaine smuggling operation off the W(...)

Differences in culture, business approach and regulation may put many people off the possibility of growing into places such as Africa but that doesn’t mean there aren’t major opportunities there

Terms such as “tech start-up” and “developing world” are not frequently heard in the same sentence. Irish companies looking to go big usually aim for (...)