Brazil’s supreme court has voted to allow the extradition of fugitive solicitor Michael Lynn back to Ireland. Picture Garrett White / Collins

More than 8,000km from Dublin, in the modernist halls of the Supreme Federal Court in Brasilia, a remarkable seven-year saga edged towards its dénouem(...)

A group of investors who lost hundreds of millions of euro in the collapse of Banco Espírito Santo has filed a lawsuit challenging the European Commis(...)

Greece’s finance minister Gikas Hardouvelis and European economic and financial affairs commissioner Pierre Moscovici in Brussels: tensions that  have been simmering in Greece over its imminent bailout exit erupted this week. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

As Irish citizens took to the streets to protest against austerity measures imposed in part by the troika, another bailout country re-emerged onto the(...)

Gerry and Kate McCann whose daughter Madeleine disappeared on a family holiday in Portugal in 2007. Portuguese police closed down their investigation in 2008 but the Metropolitan Police launched their own operation three years later.  Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are expected to begin questioning 11 people today.British police working on the hunt fo(...)

Stephen Powell: has been jailed for his part in a plot to smuggle more than €80m worth of cocaine into the north Wales. Photograph: PA

A 48-year-old English man has been jailed for 16 years for his part in a plot to smuggle €80 million worth of cocaine into Wales that was foiled by Ir(...)

Double Paralympic gold medalist Mark Rohan talking to locals in Zambia during his trip there with Alan Kerins’s Discovery charity.

In a bare-bones classroom by the flood plains of western Zambia last month, Mark Rohan suddenly caught himself off-guard. He and a party of six others(...)

A report on Vital Statistics 2012 published by the Central Statistics Office notes that France had the highest fertility rate at 2.01, Ireland was next at 1.99. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Ireland recorded the second highest fertility rate in the EU in 2012, figures released by the Central Statistics Office show. A report on Vital Statis(...)

The study also shows that people willing to work in Ireland from another country are generally educated, experienced and often moving from big companies of 200 employees or more

Irish people have the highest level of international work experience, according to a new survey of 200,000 people from 70 countries.The study shows th(...)

Skoda Ireland has experienced a steady growth over the last few years and by the end of 2014 it expects to hit a sales peak, resulting in a 6.7 per ce(...)

Minister for Jobs and Enterprise  Richard Bruton: “We have shown significant improvements in our cost position and that is reflected by  surveys of the National Competitiveness Council.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ireland’s international economic competitiveness had improved significantly in recent years, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bru(...)