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New York City. In early November and from January through early March, however, luxury hotel prices drop by around 20 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Luxury travel can be experienced in two ways: by paying top dollar or by paying less. Given the choice, wouldn’t you pick the latter? Of course, the (...)

Customers browse products inside the new Ikea store in Hitech City: By 2025, the company hopes to have 25 shops in the country. Photograph: Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg

Ikea spent 12 years studying India and visited 1,000 homes in major cities to see how its people lived. This week, as a few dozen early shoppers walke(...)

A computerised impression of the Shivaji statue planned near the Mumbai shoreline.

For all the famed exploits of the 17th century Hindu warrior king Shivaji, he never extended his domain to Bombay, instead watching from afar as the f(...)

Firefighters inspect the site of a plane crash in Mumbai, India. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

A small airplane crashed in a suburb of India’s financial capital Mumbai on Thursday, killing all four people on board and another person on the groun(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney this week announced plans for seven new Irish diplomatic missions overseas. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Government plans to open seven new embassies and consulates around the world suggest a welcome and overdue willingness to invest in Ireland’s global r(...)

Anna May McHugh. Photograph: Alan Betson

The first-ever debate on child safeguarding in the 25-year history of the Catholic Church’s World Meeting of Families will take place in Dublin in Aug(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Tánaiste Simon Coveney at the launch of the Global Ireland 2025 plan in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government will open embassies in Ukraine, Morocco, the Philippines and Liberia in the coming years and consulates in Cardiff, Frankfurt and Los A(...)

The Villa Spada, the Irish embassy in Rome. Derek Hannon is to replace Emma Madigan as teh new ambassador to the Holy See in the Vatican.

The Government has agreed a series of ambassadorial appointments, finalising a round of changes in Ireland’s diplomatic representation around the worl(...)

The flag of Kazakhstan. A premises for an embassy had been lined up close to Fitzwilliam Square in Dublin. Photograph: Getty Images

Kazakhstan, the largest and richest country in central Asia, has cancelled plans to open an embassy in Ireland due to an issue over protocol with the (...)

Integrating adults with Down syndrome into the employment community not only makes a huge difference to them as individuals, it is also much more cost-efficient for the State. Photograph: iStock

Giving children with Down syndrome the opportunity to go to mainstream schools, by providing the right supports, is what works best for them, accordin(...)

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