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Residents of Tacloban, Philippines, gather at the wreckage of the local airport today seeking a way out of the city. Aid crews were struggling to reach survivors three days after a powerful storm crippled the country. Photograph:  New York Times

Aid agency Goal has dispatched an emergency response team to the region around Tacloban on the Philippine island of Leyte which was devastated by Typh(...)

Pilot, entrepreneur and Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson will be the keynote speaker at the National Leadership Summit in Croke Park tomorrow. The(...)

A nurse helps a wounded man after he was shot by a sniper loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo’s Salaheddine neighbourhood. Photograph:  Ammar Abdullah/Reuters

Only a very limited amount of aid is getting into Syria despite the millions of people in need of help, charities working in the conflict-torn country(...)

Jim Shine from Dungarvan, whose three half-brothers, Hugh, John and James, were killed in the first World War. Photograph: Patrick Browne.

Some have always been remembered by their descendants, recalled from sepia photographs and yellowed letters, while others may have been forgotten, but(...)

Niall O’Kelly: still maintaining his New York company, but hopes experience in a Dutch studio will open more doors. Photograph: Irish Business Organisation of New York

June 2009 could have been an extremely difficult month for Limerick native Niall O’Kelly. The New York-based design company where he worked as a senio(...)

Veteran Cork wing back Tom Kenny could come into consideration for selection for Saturday’s All-Ireland hurling final replay. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The GAA has confirmed a full house for Saturday evening’s All Ireland hurling final replay between Cork and Clare. Just like last year’s second act be(...)

Actors Daniel Day-Lewis (left) and Sally Field with film director Steven Spielberg at the Irish premiere of Lincoln. Photograph: Eric Luke

Oscar-winning film director Steven Spielberg has expressed an interest in making a film about Daniel O’Connell after learning about him while researc(...)

Plan Ireland’s deputy regional director for West Africa Damien Queally with children in Mali

I had been working in AIB in Dublin for two years when myself and a colleague got itchy feet. It was 2001, I was 25, and wanted to travel. Both of us (...)

Padráic O’Máille in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

An article in Forbes magazine in 1988 predicted that, because of advances in technology, we would all be working four day weeks in 25 years time, fini(...)

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