Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff at the opening ceremony of the National Conference on Human Rights. Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Nearly two weeks after Brazil’s lower house of congress voted to impeach her, the administration of president Dilma Rousseff is limping towards its da(...)

Mushrooms  at the Highline farm, Canada’s largest mushroom grower, in Leamington, Ontario, Canada. Phtograph: Mark Blinch/Reuters

Umami. Sounds like an awkward yoga position. But shareholders who turned up to Fyffes’ annual general meeting know better. The tropical fruit importe(...)

Carbery, owned by four Irish co-operatives, Bandon, Barryroe, Drinagh and Lisavaird, employs about 600 people across eight locations, including Ireland, the US, Brazil and Thailand.

Cork-based food ingredients and cheese manufacturer Carbery Group’s earnings rose 33 per cent last year as a strong performance by its international f(...)

The company says it expects to finance the acquisition with a combination of cash and secured and unsecured debt

Irish financier Paul Coulson’s Ardagh Group has revived plans to raise hundreds of millions of euro in equity, after unveiling a $3.42 billion (€3 bi(...)

The reef, no sooner found, is said to be in grave danger. According to the paper, the Brazilian government has sold 80 blocks for oil exploration and drilling at the mouth of the Amazon. Photograph: by Mario Tama/Getty Images

A huge 9,300 sq km coral reef system has been found below the muddy waters off the mouth of the river Amazon, astonishing scientists, governments and (...)

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signs the Paris Agreement on climate change at United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, New York. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Brazil’s president has said she will appeal to South American trade blocs if she is removed from office, condemning the push to impeach her as a coup (...)

Aerial view of a bike lane that collapsed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

At least two people were killed when part of an elevated bike lane built ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro was hit by a strong wave and col(...)

Greek actress Katerina Lehou, playing the role of High Priestess, lights a torch from the sun’s rays reflected in a parabolic mirror during the Olympic flame lighting ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece, April 21, 2016. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

The official countdown to this year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics began on Thursday when the torch was lit at the site of the ancient Games, with organis(...)

The Air Corp performs a fly past during a ceremony at Banna Strand in Co Kerry to mark the centenary of the capture of Sir Roger Casement. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Thousands of people have attended a commemoration marking 100 years to the day since Roger Casement landed at Banna Strand in Co Kerry from a German s(...)

Team Ireland squad members Cathal Daniels and Bertram Allen at the National Horse Sport Arena, in Abbotstown. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Six athletes representing dressage, eventing and show jumping attended the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games Team Ireland Equestrian media day ho(...)