“Going abroad also shows an ability to be adaptable in the face of a significantly different culture, language, money and climate.”

Young people emigrate for lifestyle reasons. It’s a small island, and a lot of people want to get off it.They want to see another part of the world.Th(...)

 Donegal’s Ryan McHugh scores his first goal past Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Donegal 3-14 Dublin 0-17 After a spectacular eruption of near volcanic proportions the All-Ireland champions are gone – Donegal taking out Dubl(...)

Rough ride: the doping whistleblower Paul Kimmage still asks tough questions

Obsessives are the stuff of often weirdly compelling television. Take the parents in Child Genius (Channel 4, Monday). The series, back for a second y(...)

The Pogo system is a mobile card reader which enables credit and debit card payments anywhere with wireless coverage via smartphone

A new payment system being introduced by AIB and Eircom will allow SMEs, micro-enterprises and sole traders to accept debit and credit card payment(...)

Disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstong talks with Emma O’Reilly in Orlando, USA.

The day Emma O’Reilly was hired as a soigneur with the US Postal Service cycling team she rang home in Tallaght to tell her family. “A swan wha(...)

A story encircled by foam: looking out from Inishvickillane. Illustration: Michael Viney

On a clear day the islands line up along our horizon like serial episodes of our early connubial life, launched by a corncrake’s relentless serenade t(...)

Under new legislation, driving unaccompanied and failing to display an L-place will incur two penalty points. Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

Unaccompanied learner drivers are eight times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash compared with those accompanied by an experienced motorist, (...)

Last month, a Department of Health report into the deaths of four infants between 2007 and 2012 found maternity services at the hospital could not be regarded as safe and sustainable under current governance arrangements.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

An independent review into the death of a fifth baby at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise will start shortly, with “appropriate” inp(...)

An exhibit at Mona in Tasmania

A Tasmanian gambler with self-diagnosed Asperger’s and a searing disregard for authority and religion has become the overlord of one of the mos(...)

Bullion can be bought and held in varying amounts ranging from 950 for a Krugerrand to €32,000 for a single kilo bar. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Ireland’s first gold sales and storage service has opened for business in Dublin. Up to 10 new jobs are to be created at Merrion Gold ove(...)