ESB International  has won a €1.5 million in new energy consultancy projects in Asia.  Pictured at the Asia Trade Forum which took place in Kuala Lumpur last week were (from left) Michael Quigley, business development director, ESB International, Jimmy Deenihan, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Trade with special responsibility for the Diaspora, and Paraic McGrath, business development manager, Asia, ESB International

Ireland’s business community in Asia gathered in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur for the eighth Asia Pacific Irish Business Forum, an event each y(...)

RTÉ has announced that it will delay the closing down of its longwave service until the New Year. RTÉ’s managing director of radio Jim Jennings admitt(...)

Last year, 182 organisations in 15 countries received funding for more than 350 projects under the Emigrant Support Programme. Photograph: Getty Images

Organisations supporting Irish emigrants will be allocated an additional €1 million next year under new measures introduced as part of Budget 2015. Th(...)

Pronsías Ó Rahaille, Jim Connolly Heron and Paul Callery at the inaugural special general meeting of the 1916 Relatives Association in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Divisions between the Government and relatives of 1916 combatants were deepened yesterday when a meeting heard a promise to have commemoration plans (...)

The arts in general and our cultural institutions in particular have been done great harm through the scale of cuts in State funding in recent years, (...)

The crannóg close to Roscommon Castle which was damaged in several places and reported to gardaí. A local heritage group believes a metal detector and knife were being used illegally at the protected site. Photograph: Frank Scott

Gardaí are investigating damage to a crannóg near Roscommon Castle which may be linked to unauthorised use of metal detectors. The Department of Arts(...)

Art at work: Heather Humphreys in her office with a painting by Steven Mannion Farrell. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Since the surprise appointment of Heather Humphreys as Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in July’s Cabinet reshuffle, art-world luminar(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: expects Leo  Varadkar to be ‘a very competent Minister for Health’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said today the economy was improving but warned no one will be walking down the street feeling “like a millionaire” following the(...)

What’s going on?: we’re still no wiser how the centenary of the Rising will be marked. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

We’re getting so close to the 1916 centenary you can almost smell the enormous argument approaching. One of the enormous arguments, at least. So far w(...)

Children of the diaspora would get a “taste of Irish education” as well as introducing them to Irish history, culture and “maybe an opportunity to trace their roots”.

The Government would welcome the development of a “youth gathering” which would see children of Irish emigrants visit for up to two weeks to introd(...)