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The wind dictated everything in relation to the property, from the siting of it to the type of doors and windows the house has.

A low-key contemporary home set into the Sky Road, outside Clifden in Connemara, makes use of local materials to merge it with the landscape and (...)

Markus Braun, who spearheaded Wirecard’s meteoric growth, has resigned as chief executive. Photograph: EPA/Philipp Guelland

Wirecard’s chief executive Markus Braun has resigned with immediate effect as the payment group’s share price continued to collapse a day after it rev(...)

‘The fallout from the current pandemic might accidentally achieve more good for the environment in the next few years than climate-change activists have managed for decades.’

When Ireland began to shut down, I was 9,000kms away, visiting friends in Zimbabwe. Our long-planned catch up began to fissure into conversations abou(...)

Jiayi He photographed in Naas, Co Kildare. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

When Jiayi He applied to spend the final year of her undergraduate studies in Dublin she knew very little about Ireland. Her mother’s English teacher (...)

A wooden boat carrying Rohingya migrants being detained in Malaysian territorial waters off the island of Langkawi. Photograph: The New York Times

Somewhere in turquoise waters, perhaps where the Bay of Bengal meets the Andaman Sea, wooden boats filled with Rohingya refugees are listing, adrift n(...)

Women wearing masks  in the Mall of Dubai on  Tuesday. The shopping centre has been reopened as part of moves in the Gulf emirate to ease lockdown restrictions imposed last month to prevent the spread of  Covid-19. Photograph: Karim Sahib/AFP via Getty Images

As some countries begin to lift restrictions and emerge from lockdown, we invited readers around the world to tell us about their experiences this wee(...)

Coronavirus threat: A Bangkok mannequin models a face mask designed to protect against infection. Photograph: Mladen Antonov / AFP.

Image of the week: Mannequin mask In Thailand, where at least 14 cases of the coronavirus have been detected, a Bangkok shopping mall mannequin and a(...)

U Dhammaloka dressed in the traditional attire of a Burmese monk in 1902. Photograph: The Buddhist Society

The first Irish people to set foot in what is now Argentina were two cabin boys from Galway, William and John,  who were brothers but their surna(...)

The Custom House next to the River LIffey in Dublin. Photograph: iStock

Dublin has been ranked the worst city in the world to find a place to live for expats in a new study published on Tuesday. Ireland’s capital was in l(...)

Bhisasha ‘Paddy’ Chayangpath: ‘Asian women are fetishised so much.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

After growing up on the 15th floor of an apartment block in downtown Bangkok, Bhisasha Chayangpath, who goes by the nickname Paddy, wanted “a breath o(...)

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