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Benita Meagher, executive director of the Irish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore: “There is always an appetite to hire, as Singapore is the hub for southeast Asia with market access to the surrounding growing economies.”

Lawyer Benita Meagher made her way from Athlone to Singapore via Paris, and found a life there as executive director of the Irish Chamber of Commerce.(...)

Claire McGovern: The cost of living in New York is notoriously high but you also earn a lot more than you would in other cities.

Working in the creative realm seemed to be an inevitability from the start for Dublin born designer Claire McGovern. “My father was an architect and m(...)

Tommy Byrne: “There’s an awful lot going on here at the moment. I’ll never move back home.”

Born en route to hospital in the back of a car, racing driver Tommy Byrne was in a hurry from the start. “It was 1958 and my family didn’t even own a(...)

France-based Paul Swail comes home to guide across Ireland regularly, but most of his work is done around the Alps

Living in “the best place in the world” didn’t happen by chance for Paul Swail, who settled in Chamonix at the foot of Mont Blanc – capital of alpinis(...)

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(...)

Gavan Duffy, from Kerry, moved to Melbourne four years ago and works for charity Movember.

Gavan Duffy is originally from Tralee, Co Kerry, lives in Melbourne where he works for the charity Movember When did you leave Ireland? I left I(...)

Susan O’Brien’s book, The Italian Escape, is due to launch in Ireland this June.

Originally from Co Cork, Susan O’Brien studied languages at UCC, majoring in Italian. “I left college in 1994 and moved to Italy with notions of teach(...)

Catherine McGuinness: ‘I have a small [property] portfolio in Dublin and London, which enables me to fly part time.’

When Virgin Atlantic first recruited cabin crew in Ireland in the 1980s, Catherine McGuinness knew this was going to be the job for her. “Virgin had (...)

Karl Smyth and his daughter: the Dublin native runs his design studio from Coimbra.

“For the length of time I’ve been here, it’s probably been disproportionately slow. I wasn’t focused on building up a business or design clients here (...)

Colm Greene is originally from Donegal, but now lives in Manhattan in New York

Colm Greene, from Co Donegal, lives in Manhattan, New York where he works as a management consultant. Coronavirus  cases in the United State(...)

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