Crew members and participants in Safe Haven Voyages on board the ‘Spirit of Oysterhaven’, docked in Cork city. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Before last Monday, Victor Springbok had never been on a boat. A week later, the 22-year-old knows how to steer a vessel through “wild Atlantic wat(...)

 Sint Maarten in the Caribbean, Lesotho and Kazakhstan, are among the countries where Irish people chose to marry last year.

The small Caribbean island of Sint Maarten, the landlocked African country of Lesotho and the former Soviet republic Kazakhstan, are just some of the(...)

Cork disability activist Joanne O’Riordan  is among the nominees for the Junior Chamber International Ten Outstanding Young People. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Cork disability activist Joanne O’Riordan has been nominated for an international award previously bestowed upon both John F Kennedy and Henry Kissing(...)

Tullow Oil says it will plug and leave the Spari-1 well in Suriname and the Salander hole in Norway.

Tullow Oil will abandon offshore wells in Suriname and Norway after it failed to find any oil or gas. The company will plug and leave the Spari-1 wel(...)

Mozambican president Filipe Nyusi: the number of  millionaires in Mozambique will increase by 120 per cent to 2,200 by 2024, according to New World Wealth. Photograph: Etienne Laurent

Mozambique and Ivory Coast will overtake Angola and Ghana as the countries in Africa with the fastest growth rate of millionaires by 2024, research co(...)

Tom Arnold: said the panel was dealing with issues “important for now and for the future”

Tom Arnold has been appointed to the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, an independent body tasked with combating problems re(...)

Earlier this month, Tullow raised its production forecast after a strong performance from its West African fields, including Jubilee

Irish exploration group Tullow Oil has said it is to review its 2015 production forecast for its Jubilee field offshore Ghana due to continued technic(...)

Sister Íde Woulfe, one of a family of five who all took holy orders, has died in Belfast months short of her 100th birthday. She was also just short o(...)

THE President of the High Court has quashed a local authority’s refusal to provide alternative accommodation to a man who claims he was a victim of ra(...)

Petrel Resources chairman John Teeling. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Losses at Petrel Resources widened to almost €3 million in 2014 as impairments in its exploration and evaluation assets reached more than €2.5 millio(...)