Lithuania

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Sheena McGonigle, from Laytown in Co Meath, now lives in Vilnius, Lithuania.

After leaving school in 1989, Sheena McGonigle, from Laytown in Co Meath, went to Dublin to study journalism in Ballyfermot college. As is the case wi(...)

The IDA, led by chief executive Martin Shanahan, had a strong year in 2019, with a net 13,867 new jobs created by multinationals supported by the agency. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell

It was another excellent year for the IDA in 2019 with a net 13,867 new jobs created by multinationals supported by the agency. There are now 245,000 (...)

 Since 2010 a total of 707 children have been adopted.  File photograph: Getty Images

Almost 5,000 children from 34 countries have been adopted by parents resident in Ireland since 1991, figures published on Wednesday show. A report f(...)

Tomas Toleikis claimed he thought the fake Viagra-like tablets he bought from India were herbal tablets. File Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

A warehouse operative has been given a chance to avoid a criminal conviction, heavy fines and a jail sentence for illegally importing 10,000 Viagra -l(...)

At Our Lady’s Hospice the emphasis is on caring for the whole patient, not just treating the illness. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Mike is propped up on pillows in his bed in Our Lady’s Hospice in Harold’s Cross in Dublin, listening to news coverage of the UK election on his phone(...)

Kaliningrad city street: the isolated, former Prussian stronghold, founded by Teutonic Knights in the 13th century was taken over by the Soviets in 1945. Photograph: Michal Fludra/NurPhoto

In July Russia introduced a special e-visa for tourists to visit Kaliningrad Oblast. The new visa theoretically makes a trip to the once hermetically (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe’s budget has been approved.

Paschal Donohoe’s budget has been given a clean bill of health by the European Commission in its annual assessment of member state budget plans.  (...)

Valerie Moran, head of operations and client relations at Prepaid Financial Services and Noel Moran, the company’s chief executive. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Noel Moran will have plenty to celebrate when he turns 50 in three weeks. Along with his wife, Valerie, the Meath-based entrepreneur this week offload(...)

  Customers can send up to €25,000 in a single transaction using PayPal’s new service. Photograph: Alan Betson

PayPal has launched its international money transfer service Xoom in Ireland, allowing users to send money to more than 130 countries. The service of(...)

 Aleksander Kurowski: he  worked for a decade as a cleaner and then in a laundry before  ending up in a homeless hostel.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Aleksander Kurowski (41), a Pole, spent 12 years working in Ireland before he fell ill in January last year, requiring emergency bowel surgery. His i(...)

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