Perry Wharrie (53) was one of four men jailed in Ireland for their part in the bungled Dunlough Bay drug-smuggling operation off Mizen Head in West Cork in July 2007. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

An Englishman given the longest ever sentence for drugs offences in the history of the state following a bungled cocaine smuggling operation off the W(...)

 A file image showing members of Spanish police   on the Lucky Day  in La Coruna harbour in  July 2007. Two men were arrested when the  catamaran  arrived at the port.

A man convicted and jailed for his part in the biggest drug seizure in the history of the State is in police custody in Spain after escaping from pris(...)

Perry Wharrie (53) was one of four men jailed in Ireland for their part in the bungled Dunlough Bay drug-smuggling operation off Mizen Head in West Cork in July 2007. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A member of an international organised crime gang behind the largest seizure of cocaine ever found in the State has lost his appeal against the sev(...)