Katie Kiernan with her partner Shane and son Nathan in Canada: 'I knew if we stayed in Ireland, we would struggle for the rest of our lives.'

In the 12 months to April this year, 30,800 Irish people moved abroad. The figure is higher than the number that emigrated in 2010, when the recession(...)

Ireland’s win against Wales, courtesy of James McClean’s winning goal, brings the national team closer to a place at the World Cup – and reminds us that international soccer has a way of subverting the rules of global power. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

With Ireland’s win against Wales, Martin O’Neill’s team is within two matches of a spot at the World Cup – another reminder that international soccer (...)

The crude divorce rate in Ireland is 0.6 per cent, according to the Eurostat.

Ireland’s divorce rate remains remarkably low when compared with the rest of Europe and the wider world. According to the April 2016 census, as publi(...)

In Ireland, we dodge ladders, black cats and magpies, but other cultures have their own seemingly senseless superstitions. Photograph: Getty Images

Consider yourself superstitious? Do you dodge ladders, black cats and magpies? If so, here are 13 more superstitions for you to take note of as you tr(...)

Mark Stevenson: “The Irish are very good at teamwork, laughing at themselves, making mistakes and moving on and being empathetic”

Irish people’s DNA gives us an advantage in dealing with the upheaval of the ongoing digital revolution because of our humanity and connectedness, acc(...)

Conroy Gold chairman Richard Conroy: he now holds about 21.6%  of the company’s shares

A shareholder in Conroy Gold and Natural Resources who has been pushing for changes to its corporate governance has criticised the company’s board for(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron attends an EU summit in Tallinn, Estonia. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

Big events, big speeches and big ideas herald a return of scale and ambition to European politics. The German election, Juncker’s, Macron’s and May’s (...)

Amnesty executive director Colm O’Gorman urged Ministers to press for a fairer and more effective solution to Europe’s refugee crisis. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland is set to narrowly miss out on its pledge to relocate 600 asylum seekers from Greece and Italy within two years under a scheme agreed with Eur(...)

Campaigner Suzy Byrme has called on both sides in the abortion debate to stop ‘abusing the existence’ of people with disabilities in their campaigns. Photographs: The Irish Times

A leading disability campaigner has called on both sides in the abortion debate to stop “abusing the existence” of people with disabilities in their c(...)

Parents’ ‘obsession’ with ensuring their children progress to third-level is a key reason why Irish workers are among the most overqualified in Europe, it has been claimed. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Parents’ “obsession” with ensuring their children progress to third-level is a key reason why Irish workers are among the most overqualified in Europe(...)