Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe – new president of the Eurogroup. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Paschal Donohoe’s appointment as head of the powerful Eurogroup for the next two and a half years puts the Republic at the centre of discussions on th(...)

Aoife Monaghan in the British Virgin Islands, where she works as a dentist.

After attending Thornhill College in Derry, the school made famous by the Derry Girls, Aoife Monaghan moved to Glasgow to study dentistry in 2011. “I(...)

Sheena McGonigle, from Laytown in Co Meath, now lives in Vilnius, Lithuania.

After leaving school in 1989, Sheena McGonigle, from Laytown in Co Meath, went to Dublin to study journalism in Ballyfermot college. As is the case wi(...)

Ding founder Mark Roden, who is gearing the company up for a major expansion in its workforce and services. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ding, the global mobile phone top-up platform founded by Irish entrepreneur Mark Roden, has beefed up its management team including hiring a top huma(...)

Victoria Tully outside the department of the premier in Cape Town. Photograph: Barbara McCarthy

From Co Meath to the Mother City – Victoria Tully first stumbled upon Cape Town on a family holiday in 1998. “We had been visiting Florida at Christm(...)

In 2011 alone, the EU imported beef and livestock feed associated with more than 1,000sq km of Brazilian deforestation – equivalent to more than 300 football fields a day

Evidence that Brazil’s rainforests are being pillaged to accommodate human over consumption is becoming more conclusive. What we eat, drink and use on(...)

Bob Casey: “It has been a very smooth transition.” Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography

It’s a far cry from being tackled by a 19-stone rugby player, but former Ireland international Bob Casey is relishing his new Dublin-based corporate (...)

Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin *** The Confederate Daughters Society has come to a critical juncture in its history: fresh committee elections at a (...)

The laser guide star in operation at the Very Large Telescope. Photograph: Barbara McCarthy

The first planet detected in orbit around a distant star was not seen by the Hubble Space Telescope. No, this honour goes to the appropriately named V(...)