Niall Kavanagh created a new life for himself in Nepal

One of just a handful of Irish people living permanently in Nepal, Niall Kavanagh created a new life for himself at the foothills of the greatest moun(...)

Kevin and Muriel Thornton at their home in Ranelagh, where they are opening a cookery school, Kevin Thornton’s Kooks.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“I was taking photographs, and then I felt a pain in my chest, and I was thinking, what’s happening? And then I started crying, and it was just so emo(...)

The first we knew of it was the noise. The loud noise. On April 25th, at 11.56am, I was at a farmers’ market, drinking coffee with friends at the 1(...)

Sara McMurray with  pupils in southeast Rajasthan, India. Students constituted 40 per cent of all volunteers from Ireland last year, while employed people made up 44 per cent, a new report reveals

The Irish have a long history of working in the developing world, but the typical overseas volunteer in 2013 is much more likely to be a student(...)