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 Howard Millar, Ryanair’s former deputy chief executive, joins advisory board of Irelandia. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

Former Ryanair deputy chief executive and financial officer Howard Millar has been appointed to the advisory board of Dublin-based Irelandia Aviation.(...)

Tabaré Vázquez waves a Uruguayan flag to celebrate his victory in the country’s presidential election. His victory follows those in recent weeks for fellow leftists Evo Morales in Bolivia and Dilma Rousseff in Brazil. Photograph: Matilde Campodonico/AP

Sunday’s comfortable victory for the ruling Broad Front movement in Uruguay was the latest confirmation of the enduring appeal of left-wing rule in So(...)

Double Paralympic gold medalist Mark Rohan talking to locals in Zambia during his trip there with Alan Kerins’s Discovery charity.

In a bare-bones classroom by the flood plains of western Zambia last month, Mark Rohan suddenly caught himself off-guard. He and a party of six others(...)

A young fan of presidential candidate for the ruling Broad Front party, Tabaré Vázquez, at a  campaign rally for the movement in Montevideo, Uruguay. Photograph: Matilde Campodonico/AP

Uruguay is set to hand the ruling left-wing Broad Front movement a third consecutive term in office as a reward for overseeing a decade of huge econom(...)

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Things may be (almost) a boomin’ again but some of us are still looking for a job. Whether you’re just out of college, long-term unemployed or (...)

A recent interception of counterfeit pharmaceutical medicine in Dublin was valued at €100,000. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Organised crime gangs behind the illicit drugs trade are becoming increasingly involved in the growing counterfeit and fake pharmaceuticals market, a (...)

A Coys classic cars auction: rapidly rising prices are pushing enthusiasts out of the market

In the past, buying a usable classic car made some financial sense. For example, you could go out and pick up a nice mid-1960s Mercedes-Benz SL for(...)

The strangely medieval-looking medlar, which can be used to make fragrant medlar jelly to serve as an accompaniment to game, pork or lamb

I don’t grow medlars (Mespilus germanica), but last week’s sight of Airfield Gardens’ gnarly old tree, its twisting branches heavily laden with these (...)

Sweet spot: Aryzta chief executive Owen Killian at a ceremony in the RDS last Friday at which he was awarded the Gold Medal for industry in recognition of his success with Aryzta and previously IAWS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Aryzta boss Owen Killian tells a story about returning to Dublin from Zurich in January 2010. At the time, Ireland was in financial meltdown: unemp(...)

Snow White and the Huntsman actress Lily Cole

Snow White and the Huntsman actress Lily Cole is more interested in her “gift economy” start-up than her modelling career. Cole has started an online (...)

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