Total US foreign direct investment into Ireland topped €292 billion as of 2014 and any plans by the Trump administration to slow investment overseas would be a concern for Ireland. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be bringing far more than just a bowl of shamrock to the White House on Thursday for his St Patrick’s Day meeting with Dona(...)

‘The idea of this country is one thing, and the reality is another.’ Comedian and writer Maeve Higgins, who has lived in the US for three years, beside the Brooklyn Bridge. Photograph by Michael Nagle

It is as clichéd as the bowl of shamrock on St Patrick’s Day to say that Ireland and the United States of America always had a unique relationship. B(...)

Kieran Hannon: One of the top 100 chief marketing officers in the world

From running his own highly successful advertising firm in San Francisco to looking after global marketing for a billion-dollar tech firm based in LA,(...)

President Michael D Higgins expressed gratitude to the mayor of San José for the care shown to the survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins thanked the mayor of San José in California for the care shown to the survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse and their(...)

Eleven members of the Aer Lingus board will decide whether to recommend any offer  from International Consolidated Airlines Group to its shareholders and thus pave the way for a sale. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA

Ultimately, 11 members of the Aer Lingus board will decide whether to recommend any offer for the company from International Consolidated Airlines G(...)

GAA abroad: Aoife Cahill playing for Cumann Warszawa European Regional Tournament in Poland

Ireland is considered among the top five countries in the world for “diaspora engagement”, but what does this mean in practice? The Global Diaspora an(...)

John Hartnett, president of ITLG; Dr Craig Barrett, Chairman, ITLG; Rob Leslie, chief executive, Sedicii Innovations and John Stanton, president of Silicon Valley Global Partners. Photograph: Chris Ryan, Views of the World

Ireland is punching above its weight in Silicon Valley, but it needs to continue to focus on education and fostering entrepreneurship, especially a(...)

A chess set believed to have been used by Daniel O’Connell and Richard Lalor Sheil while imprisoned in Kilmainham in 1844.

Free global access to treasures contained in Ireland’s cultural institutions is to be provided in a project launched by Minist(...)

President Michael D Higgins with ITLG president Craig Barrett (left) and chairman John Hartnett at the ITLG Silicon Valley Technology Forum in Limerick. Photograph: Barry Cronin

President Michael D Higgins has reminded senior executives of some of the world’s leading tech companies of the importance of moral leadership as the (...)

The automatic payment app that has generated the largest seed funding round in Silicon Valley history remains largely a mystery, but technology inside(...)

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