The yacht Makayabella which is being held in Haulbowline naval base, Cobh, Co Cork. Photograph: PA

British law enforcement officers have arrested a third man, and the sixth overall, for questioning about a plan to smuggle €80 million euro worth of c(...)

The yacht Makayabella in Haulbowline naval base in Cobh, Co Cork last night after the Irish Navy intercepted the vessel suspected of carrying some €80 million worth of cocaine 200 nautical miles off Mizen Head. Photograph: Irish Naval Service Facebook page 0:41

Initial tests on a sample of the substance seized on board a yacht off the Irish coast are positive for cocaine, but further tests will be required to(...)

The detained yacht with up to €80 million worth of cocaine, off the Cork coast. 1:18

Gardaí are due to start questioning three British men after they were arrested last night following the foiling of an €80 million international drug s(...)

Image supplied by the Irish Naval Service of  the detained yacht with up to €100 million worth of cocaine, off the south west coast of Ireland with LE Niamh. Photograph: Provision

The Naval Service, Customs and the Garda have foiled a major drug smuggling operation when they detained a yacht with up to €80 million worth of cocai(...)

 Donegal’s Eamonn McGee, Neil Gallagher and Paddy McGrath tackle Diarmuid Connolly of Dublin during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It is All-Ireland football final week so cue much colon-scouring examination about what being from Ireland, and specifically, Donegal and Kerry, suppo(...)

One in 10 girls worldwide have been forced into a sexual act, and 6 in 10 children ages 2 to 14 are regularly beaten by parents and caregivers, according to a report issued yesterday by the United Nations’ children’s agency. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

One in 10 girls worldwide have been forced into a sexual act, and 6 in 10 children ages 2 to 14 are regularly beaten by parents and caregivers, accord(...)

A fifth of Monitise’s staff – about 200 workers in the professional services division – will move to IBM. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

IBM has signed a partnership agreement with British mobile money company Monitise, in the latest sign that leading technology groups are pushing into (...)

The recent Mercosur summit in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: EPA

After being stalled for years, trade talks between the EU and the South American bloc Mercosur are showing signs of life, with a deal that could have (...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff  with China’s president Xi Jinping at the sixth Brics summit in Fortaleza. Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff had some reason to be pleased with herself this week.Not only did she host on Monday a successful meeting of the lea(...)

A Uruguayan fan holds a sign in solidarity with player Luis Suarez while waiting for his arrival outside Montevideo’s Carrasco international airport . Photograph: Carlos Pazos/Reuters

Following its vehement defence while waiting on Fifa’s judgement, all Uruguay is today grieving with the condemned Luis Suárez, thrown out of the Worl(...)