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Finns topped the UN’s happiness rankings. Photograph: Getty

Happy are the people of the Nordic nations, happier, in fact, than anyone else in the world. And the overall happiness of a country is almost identica(...)

Aminex  said production at its Kiliwani North-1 well was 95m cubic feet of gas during the month of December, with the well producing 3.6bn   cubic feet of gas during the year in total. Photograph: iStock

Dublin-listed oil and exploration firm Aminex said it was continuing discussions with authorities in Tanzania and engineering firms about the planning(...)

Over the past decade, 356,600 Irish-born people have emigrated. Photograph: iStock

Michael Noonan’s quip in 2012 about emigration being a “free choice of lifestyle” for young people must be one of the most defining quotes of the rece(...)

Bill Schindler (foreground) with Jason O’Brien (left) and Aidan O’Sullivan at the Centre for Experimental Archaeology & Material Culture, at UCD Belfield, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

I’m sitting on a large log in a reconstructed early medieval roundhouse in the middle of suburban Dublin. There’s a fire burning in the middle of the (...)

Visitors  ‘don’t expect a capital city to have such a beautiful coastline, says Fáilte Ireland’s Keelin Fagan in response to Dublin’s inclusion on National Geographic’s Best Places to Visit 2018

Dublin has been included in National Geographic Traveller magazine’s prestigious “2018 Best of the World” list. It is one of 21 cities to feature on t(...)

Jane Goodall in Gombe National Park, 1965: her findings on the social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees would challenge the scientific orthodoxy of her time

When conservationist and primatologist Dr Jane Goodall ventured into Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park in 1960, she wasn’t Dr Jane Goodall. Indeed(...)

The TruTrade  platform is now being used in Uganda and Kenya, most recently to open up a direct European market for avocado farmers.

A cashless trading platform developed and operated by an Irish organisation is giving African farmers substantially better prices for their crops whil(...)

Gert O’Rourke, manager of University of Limerick’s  Nexus innovation centre; BNest co-founders Kasia Zabinska and Eamon Ryan; and Siúl Eile founder Liam Fleming.

Early last year, businessman Eamon Ryan was sitting on a bus in Tanzania bending a friend’s ear about the lack of support for start-ups with a social (...)

Ceire Sadlier: ‘It’s six months since I started weaning myself off and three months since I swallowed the last tablet.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

“Jimmy from up the road was taking 40 tablets a day and he just stopped taking them and he’s fit as a fiddle!” “Really?” “Yep. Mad into the wheatgra(...)

The first floor dining room at Kerala Kitchen on Baggot Street. Photograph: Nathalie Márquez Courtney

If turkey and ham is not your thing, and you are looking for a Christmas party venue, Kerala Kitchen on Upper Baggot Street in Dublin 4 is taking rese(...)

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