Ciaran Cannon

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar leaving a meeting with Texas governor Greg Abbott   in Austin  on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

PAT LEAHY The annual exodus of Government ministers and officials for St Patrick’s Day Day events is well underway with the United States, as usual, (...)

Laura Colleran  and her family. “After four years in Galway we are still in a state of transition, paying ridiculously high prices for car insurance and little advancement up the property ladder”

“Cost of car insurance is gonna force us back to Australia”... “Getting social welfare was impossible”... “Work experience abroad disregarded”... “App(...)

To assist those looking to buy a home, Indecon says that returning emigrants who have paid Irish tax in the last 14 or 15 years should be entitled to the Government’s Help to Buy scheme for first-time buyers.

New legislation should be considered to remove discriminatory pricing by motor insurance companies on Irish emigrants who face costly premiums after r(...)

Frustrated: returning emigrants are being treated like 17-year-old boy racers.

The motor insurance industry has let Irish consumers down at almost every turn in recent years. First it engaged in a reckless price war that left the(...)

From healthcare and human resources to construction, many workers have trouble getting their overseas qualifications recognised in Ireland. Photograph: iStock

As part of a consultation process for the Government’s first Global Irish Diaspora Policy, published in March 2015, “recognition of qualifications” wa(...)

It is currently illegal for learner drivers to drive a vehicle unaccompanied by someone with a driving licence of at least two years’ standing

Car owners who give their vehicle to an unaccompanied learner driver will be held accountable in law under plans to be approved by the Cabinet today. (...)

Guinness, owned by Diageo, is one of a number of Irish companies with a significant presence in Ghana. Photograph: iStock

The Republic has signed a double taxation agreement with Ghana in a move seen as an important step towards increased trade with West Africa. The agr(...)

 Bríd O’Connell, chief executive Guaranteed Irish, Ciarán Cannon, Minister of State at the Department of Trade, and Deirdre Somers, chief executive of the Irish Stock Exchange at the launch of ‘Guranteed Irish Month’ at the Irish Stock Exchange . Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Companies that are members of the Guaranteed Irish business organisation generated turnover of €11 billion in 2017 and directly employ almost 50,000 p(...)

Children wave flags  during the inauguration of the Bel-Air secondary school in Dakar, Senegal, at the same time as a conference organised by the Global Partnership for Education. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

The State is to double its financial commitment to an organisation providing education for some of the world’s most vulnerable children. The Departm(...)

Ugandan teacher Akwii Mary Goretti, speaking to students in Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One teacher for every 100 students. That’s the reality for Mary Goretti, a secondary school teacher from Uganda who works in a refugee camp. But tha(...)

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