Middle East

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Paul McAleer: “There are probably thousands of [Irish] teachers in the Emirates alone, and a multiple of that across the Middle East”

After a summer searching for work as a teacher in Ireland, Paul McAleer (32) has for the second time emigrated to the Middle East due to the lack of f(...)

Hibergene CEO Seamus Gorman: 'Coronavirus was unexpected, and our decision to pursue a test was opportunistic to some extent'.

Developing a test that can confirm in 30 minutes or less whether a patient has Covid-19 is a game-changer for Hibergene, a small Dublin diagnostics bu(...)

 Iraq’s caretaker prime minister Adel Abdul Mahdi (L) attends a parliamentary session regarding the ouster of US troops, in Baghdad. Photograph: Iraqi prime minister’s press office/AFP via Getty Images

Iran moved farther away from its commitments under the Iran nuclear deal, while US president Donald Trump warned he could punish Iran in a “disproport(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas at the Palestinian Authority headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Tuesday. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney has announced an increase in Irish funding for the Palestinians. Speaking in the n(...)

 A protestor wears a mask of Saudi crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman with a red painted hands during the demonstration in front of Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 25th. Photography: EPA

Saudi Arabia on Monday denounced US Senate resolutions calling for an end to US military support for the war in Yemen and blaming Crown Prince Mohamme(...)

A supporter of Houthi rebels collects money during a gathering to collect food aid and mobilise more fighters into Hodeidah battlefronts, in Sanaa, Yemen. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

On October 30th, US secretary of defence Jim Mattis and secretary of state Mike Pompeo called on all sides in the war in Yemen to agree a ceasefire wi(...)

You’d want a pretty sharp tax adviser to try to persuade Revenue you were anything other than Irish-domiciled.

I’m an Irish national and have been living and working in the Middle East for over 10 years. I am currently non-resident and not ordinarily domiciled (...)

After May 1st, Revenue has said that failure to disclose and pay tax due on foreign income and assets will be seen as an act of deliberate tax evasion

Taxpayers with offshore assets have been warned not to try to avoid disclosure to the Revenue ahead of a deadline next Monday. The tax authorities ha(...)

European Commission first vice-president Frans Timmermans says most of those fleeing to Europe are economic migrants. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

More than half of those fleeing to Europe from the Middle East and Africa are economic migrants and not asylum seekers fleeing the horrors of war in I(...)

Trinity College Dublin scientists have conducted a DNA genome analysis on remains from a Roman cemetery in York, England.

Irish-based geneticists have revealed the secret past of bodies buried in a cemetery dating back to Roman times in York, England. One of the surpris(...)

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