While companies have been making great attempts to target the class of 2018 with online applications and the chance to do video CVs, the power of face-to-face interaction cannot be underestimated. Photograph: iStock

With Ireland’s economy returning to rude health, graduates are set to be spoiled for choice at this year’s Grad Ireland fair taking place at Dublin’s (...)

 Mo Mowlam with her portrait painted by artist John Keane in 2002  at the National Portrait Gallery in  London. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth / PA

How important can a wig toss on a Monday, a hug on a Tuesday, and an expletive on a Wednesday really be to a peace process? Some people may argue not (...)

Roisín O’Donnell: uses magic realism to reflect the buried memories of the conflict, which manifest in supernatural form. Photograph: Daithi Taylor

Roisín O’Donnell’s oeuvre features a cross-cultural mix of realistic and magical realist stories that are set across the globe. Born in England to Nor(...)

A black taxi tour in West Belfast: “You have to [include jokes]. You’d crack if you didn’t.” Photograph: Stephen Wilson/Pacemaker

This has been a good year for Northern Irish comedy. From the unexpected return of original conflict caper Give My Head Peace, through to the riotous (...)

 DUP leader Arlene Foster walks past a portrait of her predecessor Ian Paisley at Parliament Buildings in Stormont in Belfast. File photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Shortly after Arlene Foster became the new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party in 2016, her fellow DUP MLA Edwin Poots caused a media stir by insi(...)

Oranmore Street, Clonard, Belfast. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Commemorations of the past in Northern Ireland are often centred on public space; stories and identities are stamped into the landscape through murals(...)

Online is important but enthusiasm and a well-written CV and a chat in person still means a lot. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Graduates are seeing the tables beginning to turn as the Irish economy starts to return to rude health. Current economic growth is fuelling the optimi(...)

AC Milan’s Carlos Bacca in action against Juventus’s Miralem Pjanic this week. Beijing Guoanin would be more valuable than AC Milan under this deal. Photograph: EPA

A football club in the Chinese Super League has been sold to a local property developer at an equity valuation of more than $800 million (€750 million(...)

In many  cases,  mislabelled cod products sold in takeaways were smoked, breaded or battered, which allowed  effective concealment of  the appearance, smell and taste of the fish fillets. Photograph: Getty Images

The practice of mislabelling fish appears to have been eradicated in Irish supermarkets thanks to widespread media coverage of the fishy business - bu(...)

The successful nominees were selected from a list of candidates put forward by the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board.

The Government has nominated senior counsels Marie Baker and Bronagh O’Hanlon and solicitor Max Barrett for appointment by the President to the High C(...)

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