A Tunisian policeman stands guard at Bourguiba Avenue in the capital of Tunis during a celebration to commemorate Tunisia’s national independence day yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Anis Mili

Two days after the attack that claimed the lives of 20 foreign tourists, a policemen and two jihadists, residents of the capital responded the only wa(...)

Brian O’Cathain chief executive Petroceltic. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The board of Petroceltic says it has been endorsed by three leading shareholder advisory groups in its fight with investor Worldview.The Dublin-based (...)

Paul Durcan has has written some beautiful poems with Gaelic games at their core, including the wonderfully evocative ‘We Believe in Hurling’. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The American poet Robert Pinsky suggested that poetry was just as physical or bodily an art as dance. Octavio Paz spoke of poetry as one way of reconc(...)

Petroceltic chief executive Brian O’Cathain. Petroceltic International has urged shareholders to vote against the resolutions proposed by Worldview at the upcoming EGM.

Petroceltic International, the exploration company embroiled in a bitter struggle with its major shareholder Worldview Capital, has launched an intens(...)

Worldview blames Petroceltic chief executive Brian O’Cathain for a string of alleged corporate governance failures. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

Swiss investment group Worldview has again urged Petroceltic shareholders to oust chief executive Brian O’Cathain at an upcoming EGM, claiming the Dub(...)

Tina Turner has lived in Switzerland for nearly two decades and gave up her US citizenship in 2013. 2:03

Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in (...)

Daniel Sturridge is expected to return to the Liverpool team for the first time since August for their Premier League meeting with West Ham at Anfield. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Hull (18) v Newcastle (11), 12.45pm - Live BT Sports 1 Hull should welcome back strikers Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez. The duo (...)

Dragon Oil’s target is to grow average gross production at around 10 per cent in 2015 and exit the year at 100,000 bopd.

Dragon Oil, the international oil and gas exploration, development and production company, has cut its capital expenditure (capex) forecast for 201(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan: he urged the European Parliament to expedite the directive through the parliamentary process. The proposal, which was published  almost three years ago, has met resistance in the parliament due to concerns over data privacy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

EU foreign ministers pledged to intensify efforts to combat terrorism at EU level and increase engagement with the Muslim world, as the EU held its (...)

Zhou Yongkang: a former oil boss and security tsar who amassed power, he has been at the centre of investigations since July last year. Experts say the inquiry is driven by internal politics not justice. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

At a building site in Changsha, in Hunan province, not far from where Communist China’s founding father Mao Zedong comes from, a series of 33 carto(...)