Ann Derwin

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Ann Derwin moves to Beijing at a critical time in relations between the countries when the supply of personal protective equipment from Chinese manufacturers is essential to the State’s fight against Covid-19 and as China becomes a more important trading partner and destination for exports. Above, a shipment of PPE arrives from China to Dublin Airport. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Former vet and one-time chief economist at the Department of Agriculture Ann Derwin is to become Ireland’s next ambassador to China. Ms Derwin, who (...)

The students of Hansfield Educate Together Secondary School have a hand in drawing up the school rules

“Many of us spend up to 14 years of our lives in a classroom. But most of us rarely see how a school is run. This is the story of the creation of a(...)

Just 13 per cent of Irish farms were in the sole ownership of a woman and only 8 per cent of €1.2 billion in single farm payments went to women farmers last year. Yet in the Galicia region of Spain, which has similar farming practices to Ireland, 58 per cent of farmers are women and women receive 44 per cent of total single farm payments

Research has found that farms managed by women are more profitable but farm women continue to describe themselves as “merely helping out”, the Departm(...)