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Author Liz Nugent. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A change is as good as a rest, so with the new year looming, and with it talk of resolutions, is it worth going a step further and and signing up for (...)

President  Higgins and Costa Rica’s president Laura Chinchilla  walk to a joint news conference at the Presidential house in San Jose on October 28th. Mr Higgins largely steered clear of contentious political issues during his Latin American tour. Photograph: Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters

It was a shame President Michael D Higgins wasn’t able to make Nicaragua the fourth stop on his tour of Latin America this week along with Mexico, El (...)

Shane Smith: “I’m very excited to be back in Dublin and want to visit old haunts.”

Shane Smith used to work in the Baggot Inn in Dublin. Now he is worth $400 million (€290 million), has a pub in London, a loft in New York and a mount(...)

Minister of State for Trade and Development Joe Costello  with Rafael Amaya, managing director of B Braun’s subsidiary in El Salvador, earlier this week. Yesterday Mr Costello met Fyffes representatives in Costa Rica as part of a 12-day tour of Latin America.

New shipping containers will allow Fyffes to export fruit from Central America into growing markets in Russia and the Middle East, according to the ma(...)

Facing up to history

‘To be forgotten is to die twice,” said President Michael D Higgins at the Monument to Memory and Truth in El Salvador which lists 30,000 victims of i(...)

President Michael D Higgins with Costa Rica’s president Laura Chinchilla yesterday. Photograph: Juan Carlos Ulate/ Reuters

President Michael D Higgins has lauded Costa Rica for the high proportion of women in political office in his first public comments since arriving in (...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, arrive at the Central American University in San Salvador.  Photograph: Reuters/Ulises Rodriguez

President Michael D Higgins will meet President Laura Chinchilla of Costa Rica today after arriving in the Central American state on Saturday on the f(...)

President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins told El Salvador’s president Mauricio Funes that the Irish people knew well from the Northern Ireland peace process of the need “to understand the tasks of ethical memory”. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

President Michael D Higgins has drawn parallels between the conflicts in El Salvador and Northern Ireland on his first visit to the Latin American cou(...)

President Michael D Higgins shakes hands with  Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto during a welcoming ceremony at the National Palace in Mexico City earlier this week. Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

President Michael D Higgins has told an audience in Mexico that the economic crisis had “evoked a new sense of solidarity and community” in Ireland. I(...)

President Michael D Higgins used a historic appearance at Mexico’s biggest business summit to call for new economic models that balance sustainable gr(...)

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