James Cahill  of Coolock pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to theft of €49,204

A former apprentice butcher who stole more than €49,000 from his employer during a “drug-induced paranoia” in the early hours of Christmas Eve last ye(...)

European troops training members of the Malian military. Eight Irish Defence Forces personnel are participating in the EU mission to train Mali’s army to fight militants in the country’s north. Photograph: Mary Fitzgerald

Col Mamadou Mangara has one of the toughest jobs in Mali – and one of the most dangerous. As regional governor of Timbuktu, not only does he have t(...)