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Two major media events took place last Saturday. Kanye West married Kim Kardashian in Florence, and Real Madrid beat Atlético Madrid in the Champio(...)

A replica of the “Santa Maria”, which led Columbus’s famed voyage to the New World. Photograph: US Library of Congress

A shipwreck found off the north coast of Haiti could be the 500-year-old remains of the Santa Maria, which led Christopher Columbus’s famed voyage to (...)

New Yorker Bobby Avey is a pianist on a steep upward curve. Still in his 20s, he has won the prestigious Thelonious Monk piano competition, released t(...)

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald said there are approximately 1,000 applicants who wish to adopt in Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

The only children being placed for intercountry adoption are increasingly those with special needs, a conference was told yesterday. Lau(...)

Irish businessman and Digicel owner Denis O’Brien in Haiti in 2010

Last weekend, the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development met in Dublin at the invitation of Denis O’Brien. His mobile phone company Di(...)

Participants at Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti. Photograph: Dearbhla Glynn

It takes four hours by bus over mountain roads to traverse the 80km from Haiti’s capital,(...)

Are the good things in our lives down to our own efforts or just the bounce of the ball?

Winning the Lotto is considered pure luck but what about winning the lottery of life? If you land a good job, enter a happy marriage, or find y(...)

The more the US dollar strengthens, the faster Digicel has to grow to stand still. Photograph: Reuters

There are downsides to operating a mobile phone company across large numbers of small, independent markets with their own currencies, as Denis (...)

The number of passengers and crew who fell ill aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, the Explorer of the Seas,  climbed to more than 600 yesterday, many of them vomiting and suffering diarrhea.

The number of passengers and crew who fell ill aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship climbed to more than 600 yesterday, many of them vomiting and suf(...)

Two former accountants with PWC and KPMG plan to launch a new peer-to-peer lender targeting small businesses, community organisations and charities. Called Our Money the new lending platform intends to launch in March and its chief executive is Derek Butler, an accountant with PWC who later worked as country director for Goal in Haiti.

Two former accountants with PWC and KPMG plan to launch a new peer-to-peer lender targeting small businesses, community organisations and charities. C(...)

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