Glanbia managing director Siobhán Talbot, IAG chief executive Willie Walsh and Ardagh Group chairman Paul Coulson at the launch of Boston College’s Ireland Business Council. Photograph: Bryan Brophy

One advantage of being a nation of emigrants is that Ireland has a ready-made, extensive business diaspora, a network in every developed nation on Ea(...)

Glanbia boss Siobhán Talbot. Photograph: Eric Luke

Boston College, in conjunction with the Irish trade promotion group Gateway to Europe, launched its Ireland Business Council at an event in Dublin’s M(...)

Hurricane Irma: President Macron on his way to St Martin and St Bart on Tuesday. Photograph: Christophe Ena/pool/EPA

Four months after his election political commentators are still struggling to classify President Emmanuel Macron. In recent days he has been called a (...)

The fiscal space is this big: Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, former taoiseach Bertie Ahern, former CNN presenter Gina London and former deputy first minister Mark Durkan at the Kennedy Summer School. Photograph: Mary Browne

The new political season is upon us. It landed with the last of the summer schools and the autumn sound of calls for the Garda Commissioner to resign.(...)

Pope Francis is welcomed by the president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, and first lady Maria Clemencia de Santos, on his arrival in Bogotá, Colombia on Wednesday. Photograph: Alessandro Di Meo/EPA

The memory of the land mine that tore off the leg of Helena González’s nephew years ago is still fresh. González (25), has spent much of her life fear(...)

Wedding day: Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan at Dublin City Hall on January 22nd, 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ann Louise Gilligan Born: July 27th, 1945 Died: June 15th, 2017 A gentle radical whose elegance, sensitivity and deep spirituality were matched by he(...)

Sean Rogers (pictured with his son Eoin): ‘I would not encourage any overreaction to this individual case.’

As news broke overnight about the arrest and impending deportation of Donegal man John Cunningham, who has been living illegally in the Boston area, I(...)

Katherine Zappone recalled how she and her wife, Anne Louise Gilligan, had often said to each other they hoped to be ‘ladies in our 80s’. Photograph: David Sleator

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone and Dr Ann Louise Gilligan decided to spend their life together six weeks after meeting in Boston College in 1(...)

A photo of Ann Louise Gilligan (left) with  her wife Katherine Zappone displayed as part of a booklet for Dr Gilligan’s wake at An Cosán, Jobstown, Dublin. Credit: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Ann Louise Gilligan was “a beautiful woman inside and out” who touched the lives of everyone who met her, mourners at the wake of the educationalist, (...)

A loyalist charged in connection with two murders appeared in a Belfast court on Tuesday to receive the alleged evidence against him, after police gained access to an interview he gave to Boston College researchers.

A veteran loyalist charged in connection with two murders appeared in a Belfast court on Tuesday to receive the alleged evidence against him. Winston(...)