Fyffes has designs on expanding its US banana business
Banana farm slips up

A protest was arranged for yesterday outside the Big Creek, Belize offices of Fyffes, the Dublin-headquartered banana distributor. As reported by this(...)

 Fyffes said it severed links with Mr Zabaneh and his interests in 2012 when the treasury department’s office of foreign assets control named him under the legislation.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Fruit importer Fyffes has stopped buying bananas from the biggest producer in Belize because of its links to a local businessman named by US authoriti(...)

Dermot Desmond: largest shareholder in Glasgow Celtic football club.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne
The Brit club

You’d want the proverbial pair of steel ones to bet against Dermot Desmond, who is worth roughly the same as the GDP of the entire nation of Belize ($(...)

Mexico’s Attorney General Arely Gomez shows a picture of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman during a press conference in Mexico City. Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

Mexican authorities must have colluded with Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán to enable the country’s top drug lord to escape from a maximum security prison a(...)

Jane Lythell: ‘Reading has been such an important part of my life since I was a child and books have formed who I am.’

Jane Lythell lives in Brighton. She was a producer at TV-am and commissioning editor at Westcountry Television, before leaving to become deputy direct(...)

Maria Jose Alvarado had been due to take part in the Miss World events that start tomorrow and culminate in the final in London on December 14th. Photograph: EPA/STR

A Honduran beauty queen has been found murdered just days before she was due to compete in the Miss World pageant in London, police said today.The bod(...)

A darknet site seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States

An Irish man arrested for allegedly supplying drugs around the globe had established a secretive sales hub on the encrypted part of the internet known(...)

Tourists enjoy a ride on a catamaran with the cruise ship Carnival Magic in the background off  Cozumel, Mexico. Photograph: Reuters

A US cruise ship carrying a health care worker who is being monitored for signs of Ebola has returned to port in Texas. Company and federal officials (...)

Opportune Capital  non-executive chairman Robert Dix.

Irish property investment adviser Opportune has formed a joint venture with Eden Roc Capital to invest more than €200 million in middle-market prop(...)

CYNK Technology shares rose from 10 US cent per share in mid-June to a peak of $21. Photograph: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The founder of the Irish Institute of Financial Trading, Peter Brown, said the “stunning” 36,000 per cent stock price rise of CYNK Technology – a soc(...)