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Shane O’Connor, who is originally from Spancilhill, Co Clare, lives in Munich and works for an environmental and food science company

Working Abroad Q&A: Shane O’Connor from Spancilhill, Co Clare, now lives in Munich, where he works for an environmental and food science com(...)

The IOC recommended last month that boxing should keep its place at next year’s Games but recognition of AIBA  should be suspended until the issues surrounding its finances and governance are resolved. Photograph:    Kevin  Cox/Getty Images

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday thrashed out the plan for the boxing qualification and competition for next year’s Tokyo 2020 (...)

Brussels event hears Ireland must have “good story” on domestic   climate policy  if it is to be respected in developing states.   Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Ireland must “have a good story to tell” on climate-change policy at home if it is to be respected in developing states struggling to handle the worst(...)

An estimated 188 million parents worldwide say their children are unvaccinated. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Trust in vaccines – one of the world’s most effective and widely-used medical products – is highest in poorer countries but weaker in wealthier ones w(...)

Wisetek specialises in IT asset disposal, data destruction, technology reuse and manufacturing services. Photograph: iStock

IT equipment disposal company Wisetek has agreed a strategic alliance with Dubai based recycling company Enviroserve to provide services in the Middle(...)

TruTrade was developed by Irish development organisation Self Help Africa.

A cashless trading platform developed by an Irish organisation giving African farmers substantially better prices for their crops has been shortlisted(...)

The port of Rotterdam. “The call in Waterford will boost the shipping options for local businesses, enabling them to reach Rotterdam within days and connect to the rest of the world.”  Photograph: iStock

A Dutch shipping line will open up Waterford port to new international trade routes when it commences a weekly service on the Waterford to Rotterdam r(...)

Mansaf surrounded by various salads in the home of Um Haya and Abu Haya in Azraq camp

The last thing I want after a long shift is to hear restaurant chatter. The kitchen porters are still going, the pastry chefs are up until 3am, so if (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visits Irish troops in Mali in January. The existing troops are there in a non-combat training role.

Ireland went to war twice this week. One of these conflicts – the one that dominated public discussion – was a running joke. The idea that diplomatic (...)

Police operate a checkpoint at the border crossing near Kasindi in eastern Congo on Wednesday. Photograph: Al-hadji Kudra Maliro/AP

The Ugandan government has called on its citizens to report anyone displaying Ebola symptoms, as the second largest outbreak of the disease in recorde(...)

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