Costa Rica

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‘The island where people forget to die” is a tagline that was given to the tiny island of Ikaria in Greece by Dan Buettner in an article in the New Y(...)

Independent TD Finian McGrath said he got the ratification into the programme for government. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Government and Minister for Justice have promised the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will be ratified “within six months(...)

The leak - Size of the leak: 2.6 TB - Number of documents: 11.5 million - Span of the data: 1977 to December 2015 (We’re taking into consider(...)

Mossack Fonseca’s office in Panama: Files show client roster that includes drug dealers, Mafia members, corrupt politicians and tax evaders - and wrongdoing galore

Mossack Fonseca & Co. had a problem in Vegas. Legal papers filed in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas claimed that the Panama-based law firm had(...)

Observation pod/bedroom in the  shark tank at the Paris Aquarium

A bit of a mouthful This property gives a new meaning to “sleep with the fishes,” – a shark tank. Located in the 16th arrondissement just under the(...)

Rio Celeste Waterfall, Costa Rica

We are a family of four, two adults and two girls (14 and 12) who would like to go on a special holiday next Easter. We have mostly holidayed at home(...)

Human Rights Campaigner Graca Michel with Mary Robinson during her visit to Ballina, Co Mayo, where she delivered the second Mary Robinson Centre International Human Rights lecture. Photograph: Henry Wills.

Former president Mary Robinson has said she is “hopeful” that there will be sufficient political will to secure an agreement on climate chang(...)

 Fyffes said it severed links with Mr Zabaneh and his interests in 2012 when the treasury department’s office of foreign assets control named him under the legislation.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Fruit importer Fyffes has stopped buying bananas from the biggest producer in Belize because of its links to a local businessman named by US authoriti(...)

 Sint Maarten in the Caribbean, Lesotho and Kazakhstan, are among the countries where Irish people chose to marry last year.

The small Caribbean island of Sint Maarten, the landlocked African country of Lesotho and the former Soviet republic Kazakhstan, are just some of the(...)

Like most jazz musicians of his generation, guitarist Dan Messore draws on a pretty wide variety of influences in his music, and some are what(...)

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