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Ronan Marsh in Melbourne: ‘In terms of moving to Australia, whenever Irish people can do, they probably will come back again.’

Phoning home from Melbourne is like “phoning home from the future” says marketing executive Ronan Marsh, who has been living in Australia for 13 year(...)

Rian McDonnell: Originally from Dundalk, he has set up FloWaste company

The environmental and financial impact of food waste inspired recent Trinity College graduate Rian McDonnell into starting a waste analytics company i(...)

Consultant plastic surgeon Nora Nugent says that working in the NHS, things are sometimes “more structured with more formalised processes” than with the HSE.

Plastic surgery is sometimes misunderstood by those not involved in it, says Dr Nora Nugent. For the Tipperary native, a consultant plastic surgeon wi(...)

Irishman Eoghan O’Sullivan, who has settled with his family in Switzerland. “We have some Swiss friends and we are making an effort to get involved in local life. It really feels like home”

Switzerland is noted for its neutrality. The small alpine country was neutral territory too when Eoghan O’Sullivan and his British wife were deciding (...)

Eamonn Murphy: “It’s a fantastic environment . . . Despite it being a megacity, everything is very convenient and easy.”

Arriving in Tokyo not knowing Japanese and with no contacts, one of the first things Eamonn Murphy did was join a rugby team. Eight years later, the (...)

Paul Devaney in Antarctica in 2014

From the flatlands of Longford to the highest mountain on earth, London-based Paul Devaney wrestled his fears to climb Mount Everest, but then the Ea(...)

Ciara O’Toole: ‘Anyone thinking of moving to Italy should be aware that fluent Italian is a must’

When marketing specialist Ciara O’Toole moved to Lake Como in Italy, she didn’t think she would be flying solo, but that’s exactly what she ended up d(...)

Robert Morrow is from Co Leitrim but now lives in Freiberg, Germany, where he is working on projects to make cities all over the world  more sustainable

 Robert Morrow is originally from Cloone, Co Leitrim and  now lives in Freiburg, Germany, where he works on sustainable devel(...)

Tommy Byrne: “Young musicians who want to pursue their career in music, it is possible. You can get a green card.  If you put a band together, work on your sound, promote yourself and tour – you can make a few bob and have the most amazing experience.”

“Living the dream” is how musician Tommy Byrne describes his life in Florida. Touring America with his multi-instrument playing sons wasn’t on the car(...)

Hugh O’Donnell is founder and chief executive of Bermuda Brokers.

Hugh O’Donnell left Ireland in 1984 a week after turning 20. Having left school at 16, and after a bachelor of commerce (BComm) in UCD, the Gorey nat(...)

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