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Irish teenagers spend nearly a year-and-a-half of their time at secondary school on summer holidays. That’s a considerable slice of their young lives.(...)

It’s hard to spot any Enda halo around Castlebar on a ceaselessly wet Friday. The town seems defeated. A taxi driver in the Taoiseach(...)

Diaspora matters

Diaspora, a term once associated only with the exile of the Jews from Israel more than two millennia ago, has moved to the centre of the global(...)

Workers at Pfizer could be forgiven if they failed to identify with the general air of summer expectation that tends to resonate at this time o(...)

Robert Guest of 
The Economist
, who told the conference that cheap flights and new communication methods were changing the nature of global migration. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Irish diaspora is a valuable resource to Ireland but its support cannot be taken for granted, a conference in Dublin heard(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly has announced the re-organisation of Irish hospitals into six largely autonomous groups aimed at providing improved outcomes for patients. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister for Health James Reilly has announced the re-organisation of Irish hospitals into six largely autonomous groups aimed at providing imp(...)

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton speaks  after being honoured with a Distinguished Leadership Award from the Atlantic Council in Washington DC earlier this month. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The potential influence diasporas of all nationalities can have on their home countries and how it can be cultivated will be explored at a two-(...)

New scheme will reduce the cost of building extensions and new homes by an average of 27 per cent

A new development levy scheme was given final approval by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County councillors at a meeting last night re(...)

Kieran McLoughlin (centre), president and chief executive of The American Ireland Fund, with from left, delegates Caitlin McCormick (New York), Reilly O’Connor (Washington DC),  Jennifer Carroll (Dublin) and John Travers (Dublin) at the The Ireland Funds Inaugural Global Young Leaders Forum held in Farmleigh, Phoenix Park in June 2010. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The US State Department’s prolific communications department is proof of the influence that the United States aims to have on world affairs. It(...)

A shamrock in the window of an Irish pub in New York. The Irish diaspora is of the order of 70 million and rising. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

When Hillary Clinton was United States secretary of state in President Barack Obama’s first administration she reached out to diasporas central(...)

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