South African miners: the National Union of Mineworkers believes that up to 50,000 miners may have contracted an incurable lung disease from severe dust build-ups in mine shafts. photograph: gianluigi guercia/afp/getty images

The Irish Times revealed last week that Dave Coleman and Michael Lavelle, the founding partners of high-profile Dublin law firm Lavelle Coleman, are s(...)

Gold prices fell in the second quarter of the year. For some miners the fall is close to or even below their “all-in” cost of producing gold.

AngloGold Ashanti unveiled job losses and suspended a dividend payment as the world’s largest gold miners sought to adjust to the falling price of the(...)