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Ireland captain Willie Anderson faces up to New Zealand captain Wayne Shelford as the All Blacks preform the Haka at Lansdowne Road in 1989. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland 6 New Zealand 23 – Lansdowne Road, November 18th, 1989 It was the last big rugby international of the decade. In early December, Scotland wou(...)

Dublin born and raised in the Hutt Valley, Gerry Paul spent sixteen years touring the world and has performed in over forty countries

Ireland and New Zealand are poles apart geographically, but probably the most similar countries in the world. The population size, agricultural countr(...)

What is on offer for Irish teachers in New Zealand, and is it worth the move?

The global teacher shortage has prompted an innovative response from the New Zealand government: a NZ$5,000 (€2,850) relocation bonus for teachers com(...)

A yellow bus travels down Manners Street in downtown Wellington, New Zealand. Photograph: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

Take one plan by the United States-based transport planner Jarrett Walker, add in an aggrieved workforce and a regional council skimping on vital infr(...)

Lucia Kickham and Philip Connaughton: ‘I’ve probably been very close to death several times but managed to wake up the next morning and carry on,’ Philip says

What book do you keep returning to? Philip The book I return to – and it’s the same as my dad – is Bram Stoker’s Dracula. My dad would always ha(...)

New Zealand landscape. In 1971 Wellington and the EEC agreed a special arrangement for New Zealand’s butter, cheese and lamb sectors, which were all vital to the national economy.

Brexiteers might not deem it a parallel befitting their wildly inflated sense of national self-importance, but the UK’s best hope is that Brexit turns(...)

17 Crosswaite Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin

17 Crosswaite Park, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin Large Victorian terraced house of 327sq m divided into seven units with a rent roll of approx €85k, acc(...)

Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s prime minister, with her partner Clarke Gayford and their daughter Neve in their home in Auckland, New Zealand. Photograph: Derek Henderson/Jacinda Ardern via AP.

New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern returned to work on Thursday just six weeks after delivering her first child. She was the first premier in(...)

New Zealand may not lure as many Irish as its Aussie neighbour, but its more temperate climate, lush green scenery and lower cost of living make it an(...)

Paula Barnes, Singapore: ‘The heat takes time to get used to.’

Clear blue skies, water restrictions and temperatures over 30°C are all a bit alien to us here in Ireland, but what can we learn from Irish people liv(...)

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