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Derry City manager Declan Devine sees Friday night’s game against Bohemians as a gauge of where the club is at. Photograph: Inpho

The true Bohs believers will see Friday’s visit of Derry City to Dalymount as an opportunity to cut the gap at the top of the table from eight to five(...)

St Pats’ Conor McCormack celebrates scoring his side’s second goal at Richmond Park. Photograph: Inpho

St Patrick’s Athletic 0 Derry City 2 A goal on his debut from new signing James Akintunde and a second from captain Conor McCormack got Derry City’s (...)

Disaster relief. Aid:Tech was the first company to deliver international aid using blockchain technology and digital identity when it worked with the Irish Red Cross on the Syrian refugee crisis in 2015. Photograph:  Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

Social welfare payments in Singapore, microinsurance services for women in the developing world, disaster relief in the US, and a means to put people (...)

Irish Times managing director Liam Kavanagh (second from left) with Martin Woods, Niall Dennehy, Danny Curran and Nicola Paoli of Aid:Tech at the Irish Times Innovation Awards 2018. Photograph: Conor McCabe.

A system which creates a permanent and immutable record of charitable donations, from the point of giving right through to how they are spent on the g(...)

Overall winners: Martin Woods, developer engineer at Aid:Tech; Minister of State for Trade, Employment, and Business, Pat Breen; Niall Dennehy, co-founder of Aid:Tech; Danny Curran, Aid:Tech director of growth; Nicola Paoli, Aid:Tech’s blockchain developer; and Irish Times columnist and MC for the night David McWilliams. The company also won the IT and Fintech category, sponsored by KPMG.

Joe Thompson completed the renowned 151-mile Moroccan desert marathon in 2009, collecting money for charity. Then the money he raised disappeared. Fi(...)

 Overall winners: Danny Curran (director of growth) and Niall Dennehy (co-founder) from AID:Tech with The Irish Times managing director Liam Kavanagh at the Irish Times Innovation Awards 2018. Photo: Conor McCabe.

Dublin software company Aid:Tech, which has developed a secure way to deliver aid to people around the world using its blockchain-based platform, has (...)

Aid:Tech approached the Irish Red Cross with the technology and partnered with them to deliver aid to Syrian refugees

AID:TECH Support for young mothers in remote areas of Tanzania, aid to Syrian refugees in northern Lebanon and assistance for struggling farmers in S(...)

Syrian refugees in Bekaa, Lebanon. Photograph: Furkan Guldemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Support for young mothers in remote areas of Tanzania, aid to Syrian refugees in northern Lebanon and assistance for struggling farmers in Serbia. The(...)

Members of ‘Boat to Vote’, a group of Irish people returning to Dublin from London to vote in the May 22nd same-sex marriage referendum. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Government is considering extending voting rights to Irish emigrants for three years after they leave the country without holding a referendum (...)

Steve Lenox, President Irish Network USA (left), Sally Mulready Irish Elderly Advice Network and Council of State member and Billy Lawless, cChairman of Chicago Celts for Immigration Reform  at the Global Irish Civic Forum at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Loneliness and isolation are among the biggest challenges facing new Irish emigrants abroad, which can often lead to depression and sometimes suici(...)

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