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(...)

Bruce Schneier: “We’re all open books to both governments and corporations; their ability to peer into our collective personal lives is greater than it has ever been before”

A decade ago, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties cautioned that the mobile phone was in essence, the equivalent of a personal tracking device, reco(...)

Six Irish students have been confirmed dead in Berkeley California. They are (clockwise from top left): Eimear Walsh (21), Olivia Burke (21), Ashley Donohoe (22), Lorcán Miller (21), Niccolai Schuster (21) and Eoghan Culligan (21). 2:41

Eimear Walsh (21) Eimear Walsh, a medicine student at UCD, has a brother named Robert. She had listed her spoken languages on Facebook as English, Iri(...)

Kenyan men work at a road construction site near Isiolo town, 320km north of Nairobi, in July 2008. The road was being built by China Wuyi, a Chinese state company, and funded by African Development Bank and the Kenyan government. Since then the scale of Chinese aid to Africa has increased dramatically. Photograph: Antony Njuguna/Reuters

Chinese aid to Africa is creating pariah states rather than just supporting them, claim the findings of a study that reviews the relationship between (...)

A soldier stands guard at the wreckage of a petrol station that exploded overnight, killing about 150 people, in Accra, Ghana. Photograph: Matthew Mpoke Bigg/Reuters 1:07

An explosion at a petrol station in Ghana’s capital, Accra, has killed about 150 people, many of whom had sought shelter there from torrential rain, t(...)

A  handout picture taken on Sunday  and released by the MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) shows migrants waiting aboard a wooden boat during a rescue operation in partnership with Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres, MSF) off the coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean sea. Photograph: AFP 1:20

Nearly 5,800 migrants were plucked from boats off the coast of Libya and 10 bodies were recovered in less than 48 hours, Italy’s coast guard said, in (...)

Cruises with an educational theme offer cultural, cookery and creative courses on board

Cruise for culture In the world of educational travel, what name could be more august than Smithsonian? The US institution founded for the “inc(...)

Aidan Heavey of  Tullow Oil: executives have been assessing the impact of the ruling on its ability to push ahead with work.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Tullow Oil is assessing the impact of an international ruling made over the weekend suspending drilling at its concessions in Ghana. The Government of(...)

A migrant (right) prepares to put on a pair of new shoes after disembarking at the Sicilian harbor of Catania. Some 220 migrants who were rescued at sea off the coast of Libya on Wednesday were taken to the Sicilian port of Catania early on Thursday. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

As EU leaders were preparing for an emergency summit in Brussels today to discuss Europe’s ongoing migrant crisis, another boatload of migrants was (...)