Abu Dhabi

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The  Gulf Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates: bouncing cheques and bankruptcy are treated as criminal offences in Dubai, causing many indebted expatriates to dump their possessions and leave rather than risk jail. Photograph: EPA/STR

A large GMC 4x4 sits with deflated tyres. Like the Range Rovers and Camaro GT parked nearby, it is covered in a thick layer of sandy dust – one of mor(...)

Emily McLellan and Katie Fortune are leaving to teach in Abu Dhabi with two of their classmates from St Patrick’s College.

Childhood sweethearts Myra Reddington and Kieran McDonagh have been married for four years. They make no bones about it, they are moving to Dubai to (...)

HSE internal audit said “that the expenditure on this [nun’s] credit card contained very similar expenditure to the chief executive’s [Mr Kelly] credit card”.  Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

More than half of total credit card spending by the suicide charity Console’s former chief executive Paul Kelly between 2012 and 2014 was in the name (...)

The Gulf’s oil-rich countries have take steps to diversify their economies after two years of lower oil prices

The merger of National Bank of Abu Dhabi and First Gulf Bank has won board approval, creating a banking heavyweight with $175 billion in assets, part (...)

Shelbourne House on Shelbourne Road, located in the heart of Dublin’s premier business district, Ballsbridge, D4.

A substantial office building adjoining two sites earmarked for a major new urban centre in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, is expected to attract Irish and ov(...)

Peter Whittle (left): “There’s the opportunity to work abroad when I’m qualified”

When the bottom fell out of the construction industry, tradespeople such as plumbers, plasterers and builders were the first to lose their jobs. Toda(...)

EasyJet: airlines were experiencing a bumpy ride after the low-cost carrier saw its load factor fall back in May. Photograph: Bernd Settnik/EPA

With Dublin closed for a public holiday, it was left to the other European markets to react to the recent opinion polls showing a lead for Brexit camp(...)

Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Aer Lingus is in talks with Qatar Airways, the biggest shareholder in its parent company IAG, about commencing flights from Dublin to Doha to connect (...)

Etihad says the couple arrived late to board, so the airline was not obliged to refund them. Photograph: Hasan Mroue/AFP/Getty Images

Richard Crowe decided to treat his wife to a special holiday to mark a special birthday, and so he booked a trip to Thailand. As an extra treat he boo(...)

Kilmainham Gaol has been named the top landmark to visit in Ireland for the fourth year running in the TripAdvisor travellers’ choice awards.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Kilmainham Gaol has been named the top landmark to visit in Ireland for the fourth year running in the TripAdvisor travellers’ choice awards. Dublin’(...)

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