Innovating to attract the best graduates is becoming more important for companies. Photograph: Getty Images

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Ecstasy, the trendy drug of the 1990s, has come back in fashion in recent years.

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Philippine presidential candidate  Rodrigo  Duterte speaks during a campaign rally in  Manila on  April 23rd. Photograph:  Ezra Acayan/Reuters

Rodrigo Duterte, the frontrunner in the Philippines presidential race, has no problem with extra-judicial killings and wants to reintroduce public exe(...)

Colin and Eithne Bell with Joan Ross of the Claddagh Association (centre), and representatives of other Irish welfare organisations working around Australia, at the LINK conference in Perth.

It is impossible to imagine what it is like for a parent to get that call to say their son or daughter has died in tragic circumstances, especially ov(...)

Replica of the ‘Endeavour’ : Capt Cook used the ‘Endeavour’ to claim Australia for the British during his 1768-71 voyage. Photograph: Mark Baker/AP

Researchers believe they have found the ship that explorer Capt James Cook used to sail to around the world submerged somewhere in Rhode Island’s Newp(...)

Inishbofin Island, Co Galway, which is famed for its “pirate presence” of Grace O’Malley . Photograph: Frank Miiller/The Irish Times

Inishbofin has become the first Irish island to receive an international ecotourism award. The Ecotourism award, which will be presented today to a (...)

Savan and Megha: His name means “seasonal rain”, a perfect match for “megha” – cloud

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Detail from The Curved Street (Youghal) by John Doherty

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Fiona Mayers, Yvonne McCarthy, Vicki Buckley, Ciaran Kelly and  Killian Keating (with Ciara Kenny, right) have all moved to Western Australia from Ireland in the past five years. Photograph: Lorraine McCarthy

What’s life like for Irish people who have moved to Western Australia in recent years? Is being Irish a benefit for professionals and entrepreneurs i(...)

One victim died in France about the same time his wife Margaret was shot on the streets of Dublin at Easter Week 1916. Photograph: PA

The village of Hulluch in northern France has unveiled a plaque which remembers the 532 Irishmen who died there during Easter Week in 1916. The men (...)