Colin Hutton: ‘It is very liberal and progressive here and you have many ways to enjoy yourself, which creates a great lifestyle’

As the Middle Eastern hub of tourism, luxury hotels and hospitality, Dubai proved too much of a lure for Dubliner Colin Hutton, who has built a career(...)

The Forest Green Rovers pitch   in Nailsworth, England. “I think we’ll take a new direction in our recruitment.” Photograph:   Dan Mullan/Getty Images

The Forest Green Rovers chairman has said he could “break some new ground” by appointing the first female manager to work in English football’s top fo(...)

Pupils arrive at Kelso High School on the Scottish Borders as schools in Scotland started reopening on Tuesday. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

More than 100,000 Scottish exam grades that were marked down last week will be reinstated, by restoring results to those recommended by teachers, Scot(...)

Ireland’s seafood exports are worth about €645m, but it also imports more than €300m. Photograph: iStock

For an island nation, we don’t eat a lot of fish – though the industry is sizeable, contributing about €1.15 billion to the economy. Ireland’s seafood(...)

Secondary school students taking part in group work as part of the new junior cycle.

Every three years, half a million 15-year-olds in more than 70 countries take a two-hour test designed to measure their ability to think. The release(...)

Nicola Sturgeon visits a leather manufacturer in Glasgow yesterday. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA

An independent Scotland would begin life with a far larger deficit than the rest of the UK, according to new figures released on Wednesday. The annua(...)

After any Brexit, Britain might accrue a competitive advantage over Ireland from having a more flexible relationship with the EU. File photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Uncertainty over Britain’s membership of the EU may give Ireland a competitive advantage in attracting investment, according to a leading economist. L(...)

Local historian Catherine Corless at the site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother-and-baby home, Galway: work was praised by Prof Liam Delaney. Photograph: PA

The high number of infant deaths in mother and baby homes cannot be explained by infant mortality rates in Ireland at the time, according to an exper(...)