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Sarah Jane Bennett works at the Irish Embassy in Singapore

Singapore wasn’t on Sarah Jane Bennett’s original itinerary when she embarked on her global travels over a decade ago, but she found a good life in th(...)

Syrian Ahmad Ourfali, pictured before he was injured, wants to take up a place on a masters programme in Trinity College Dublin has been unable to secure a visa. Photograph: Ahmad Ourfali.

A Syrian refugee badly injured in the recent port explosion in Beirut is fighting to take up a place at Trinity College Dublin later this month having(...)

Irish Ambassador to Sierra Leone and Liberia Lesley Ní Bhriain Photograph: Phil Behan / DFAT

When Irish Ambassador to Sierra Leone and Liberia Lesley Ní Bhriain was posted to West Africa in September 2019 she planned to see her husband and two(...)

The INTO has welcomed the introduction of substitute supply panels which will make it easier for schools to access replacement teachers. Photograph: iStock

Some 2,800 part-time teachers are being offered additional hours to support schools as they reopen this week and deal with new Covid-19 guidelines. (...)

Candice Gordon, first full-time cultural officer for the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, based  in the Irish embassy Berlin: “Cultural diplomacy is about opening dialogue and finding connections between countries, not forcing things down people’s throats.” she says.   . Photograph: Tom Taylor

Ireland’s image in Germany is “positive but limited”, with ingrained ideas of hard-drinking wild Celts playing traditional music, says Candice Gordon,(...)

Prerna Shah, who lives in Stillorgan with her husband: ‘If you were to ask me, even a decade from today, what made coming home to Ireland so beautiful after an anxiety ridden journey – I would say, the warmth and kindness of our neighbours and the chattiness of our driver.’

Last week, we stepped out of our apartment in Stillorgan for the first time in two weeks. It would also be five months since we had seen anything of (...)

Cormac Ross: ‘Colombia is home, but I’ll always be an Irishman.’

After almost 30 years in Colombia, Cormac Ross says his adoptive country has undergone monumental change, mostly for the better. “When I first arrive(...)

 Gerry Adams, president of Sinn Féin at the time, walking in a St Patrick’s Day parade in New York. Photograph: James Leynse/Corbis via Getty Images

As Brexit threatens to raise its head again as negotiations intensify between British and EU officials, the impact on Northern Ireland will be keenly (...)

Oliver James with his daughter Vivien in St Petersburg.

An Irish citizen who is “stranded” in Russia with his two-month-old daughter and at risk of running out of money and becoming homeless has appealed to(...)

Emer Davis and Sean Brady with their daughters Zaira and Iseult at the Taj Mahal during monsoon season.

Flying from Ireland into India five days before 1.3 billion people went into Covid-19 lockdown might sound like jumping from the frying pan into the f(...)

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