Norah Casey: ’I often say Ireland Inc should have an ad on pregnancy sticks abroad, because as soon as someone has a baby, they want to come home to raise their kids in the local area where they grew up.’

Around 300 “key influencers” from the Irish diaspora will gather at Dublin Castle today for the fourth Global Irish Economic Forum. Ahead of a discus(...)

Over 300 Bank of Ireland staff are involved in the Enterprise Town initiative with 3,500 businesses, almost 2,000 sports and community groups, and 100 schools.

Bank of Ireland plans to invest more than €600,000 in its Enterprise Town initiative this year, which is designed to bring local businesses and reside(...)

Caroline Wallace: “Our success is in choosing the right people – the people we choose are the people that drive our car with us”

Caroline Wallace, along with her father Don Wallace, is director and holder of the master licence for the Zip Yard in the Republic and the UK. The Zip(...)

Journalist Tracie Joyce in the Athlone office of Travellers’ Voice magazine. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

According to Tracie Joyce’s mother, she “came out talking”. Often asking questions. It made journalism an obvious career choice. “Writing is so(...)

Looking east: Maggie Gyllenhaal in The Honourable Woman, a new thriller series on BBC One

Fans of writer-director Hugo Blick’s last BBC conspiracy thriller, The Shadow Line, from 2011, know not to expect plot, characters, even exact locatio(...)

Many moons ago I worked in a hospice. Well, to be accurate, I was the first doctor on the homecare team at St Francis Hospice in Raheny, Dublin. (...)

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall: ‘Those moments at the end of a loved one’s life are extremely precious and will be relived again and again’.  File  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

End-of-life care could be improved through better communication with patients and their family and friends, a new report suggests.The report by Ombuds(...)

After playing a prominent role at the historic banquet for President Michael D Higgins in Windsor Castle hours earlier, Sabina Higgins returned to (...)

Paul Jacob at home in Greystones, Co Wicklow

Paul Jacob, the civil engineer behind Smart Storage, the company that makes those clever under-the-stairs drawers, has squeezed every inch of space(...)

Vicky McDwyer  receives the Nursing Home of the Year award from Excellence Ireland in 2007

Vicky McDwyer is managing director of Esker Lodge Nursing Home in Cavan, a specialist dementia care and general nursing home established in 200(...)