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Paula Barnes, Singapore: ‘The heat takes time to get used to.’

Clear blue skies, water restrictions and temperatures over 30°C are all a bit alien to us here in Ireland, but what can we learn from Irish people liv(...)

Jacinda Ardern is one of the few elected leaders to hold office while pregnant. File photograph: Marty Ville/AFP/Getty Images

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand gave birth to her first child, a girl, on Thursday, making her the first world leader in almost three dec(...)

 France’s Remy Grosso: suffered two facial fractures during the first Test against New Zealand at Eden Park. Photograph: Ross Setford/Reuters

The injury suffered by France’s Remy Grosso continued to overshadow the build-up to the second Test against the All Blacks with the winger suggesting (...)

A Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900  takings off. Photograph: Reuters

Singapore Airlines said it would launch the world’s longest commercial flight in October, a near-19 hour non-stop journey from Singapore to the New Yo(...)

Airsorted manages and lists properties on websites like Airbnb and Booking.com. Photograph: iStock

Property technology company Airsorted intends to double the number of properties it manages by the end of this year in Dublin amid a rise in demand fo(...)

US president Trump withdrew from the trans pacific partnership last year. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

US president Donald Trump said the United States would only join the Trans Pacific Partnership, a multinational trade pact his administration walked a(...)

Ronan Tighe: “My job is to plan the concerts we perform, including choosing the music we play and the conductors and soloists we perform with.”

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, Ronan Tighe on being di(...)

Leg six to Auckland, day 18: Annalise Murphy on board Turn the Tide on Plastic

We are gutted. Having worked incredibly hard over the last three weeks since starting the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Hong Kong, our effort(...)

New Zealand National Party leader Simon Bridges with deputy leader Paula Bennett in Wellington on Tuesday. Photograph:  Mark Tantrum/New Zealand National Party/AFP Photo

New Zealand’s opposition National Party has elected its first ever Maori leader, who will be supported by a Maori deputy, Paula Bennett. Simon Brid(...)

Richard and Kate Harding in Wellington, New Zealand in 2017.

I have been a widow for 11 weeks. It seems surreal to be writing that sentence and yet it is true. I was there; I know. Richard killed himself at h(...)

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