Doomsday-ready: a security guard at the Survival Condo, a former nuclear missile vault in Kansas. Photograph: Chet Strange/New York Times

Ireland is one of the world’s five places best suited to survive a global collapse of society, according to a new study. The others are Iceland, Tasma(...)

Simon Scotting with his Irish foreign birth registration document, in London, England.  Photograph: Andrew Wiard

He never contemplated being Irish. Not until Brexit loomed. The vote to leave the European Union in last year’s referendum shocked Simon Scotting. For(...)

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The number of Irish nationals sitting on the boards of British-based companies now stands at just below 30,000, according to an exhaustive trawl of C(...)