Aoife Monaghan in the British Virgin Islands, where she works as a dentist.

After attending Thornhill College in Derry, the school made famous by the Derry Girls, Aoife Monaghan moved to Glasgow to study dentistry in 2011. “I(...)

Robbie Byrne, Conor Walsh and Sam Duncan arrive back to Cobh after a transatlanic journey aboard the Tenacious sailing vessel. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A group of Irish teenagers has spoken of their surprise at returning to an Ireland in lockdown because of coronavirus pandemic after spending the last(...)

Clare Doherty: ‘Christmas on Waiheke is pretty special.’

Thousands of Irish people around the world will be celebrating Christmas far from home. Many are finding ways to keep Irish festive season traditions (...)

“Imagine if most businesses didn’t accept cash. A digital footprint of your every move and whim in life would be left somewhere in the cloud.” Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

If you have ever hired a car abroad, you may have experienced petrol station panic (PSP). This frightening condition is brought on by an inability to (...)

Marianne Jean-Baptiste: ‘I remember dressing up to go to Oxford Street because we were going to a big department store’

Marianne Jean-Baptiste is a laugh. I don’t suppose that will come as a huge surprise. In the 23 years since her Oscar-nominated turn in Mike Leigh’s (...)

Jason Holder of West Indies celebrates taking the catch to dismiss Moeen Ali of England during day four of the first Test at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, on Saturday. Photograph; Getty Images

Amid the Sunday morning showers stunned Englishmen and women – players, coaches, fans and pundits – contemplated the debris after England’s thrashing (...)

‘It is more than a year since we moved back now. And I am in love with a new Ireland, the country of my birth, the country where a connection with the earth and with the air is woven into my DNA.’

I am driving the school run. It is the most beautiful drive I have ever been on. That’s saying something. I have lived in southern France and driven t(...)

Anne Hughes, Phyl McDonald and Gabrielle Lowe. Phyl (94) is the oldest member of the Dún Laoghaire Active Retirement Association. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ageing is the new cool as people’s quality of life increases as they grow older, a researcher told the Dún Laoghaire Active Retirement Association on (...)

Family and friends at the funeral of Erick Jeremias Rivas, one of the victims of the Fuego volcano eruption, at the cemetery of Alotenango, department of Sacatepequez, Guatemala, on Wednesday. Photograph:  Santiago Billy/EPA

The search for survivors from deadly eruptions of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano was temporarily suspended on Thursday due to dangerous conditions for res(...)

Guatemala’s volcano Fuego erupts. Photograph: Getty

A fiery volcanic eruption in Guatemala has sent lava flowing into rural communities, killing at least 25 people as rescuers struggled to reach people (...)

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