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(...)

The gold industry has released new guidelines for bullion miners. Photgraph: Neil Chatterjee/Reuters

The gold industry has released new guidelines for bullion miners under pressure to disclose the real economics of producing an ounce of metal, feeding(...)