The “exile” in the album title really rings true in this case. The band came together when a bunch of Songhoy youngsters, who had been driven out o(...)

Dingle marine biologist Kevin Flannery examines the Bearcat fish which resides in the Artic region. Mr Flannery has been awarded with an honorary MSc from UCC for his work on Irish marine life. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

He is more often seen holding some bug-eyed denizen of the deep, but on Thursday Kevin Flannery exchanged the pier-side for academia to accept an hono(...)

A Bell helicopter. Waypoint, backed by members of the Soros family, is leasing an Agusta Westland AW139 and a Bell412EP	to Caverton, which will use them to support offshore oil and gas operations.

Irish- based Waypoint Leasing has delivered two craft to Caverton Helicopters, which provides aviation and logistics support to oil and gas companies (...)

 Mayeli Hernandez who was forced to leave    Honduras as a 12-year-old due to increasing violence. Amnesty International governments paid lip-service to protecting civilians last year while “failing miserably”. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty

Last year was “devastating” for human rights across the world and the United Nations did too little to protect them, according to Amnesty Internation(...)

Michelle Mulherin TD has paid back a total of €3,295 for a number of phonecalls she made to Kenya from her Dáil office. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Michelle Mulherin TD has paid back a further €1,295 of the cost of a series of calls she made to Africa from her Dáil office between 2011 and 2013. Th(...)

 Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh: “I would say that we are done with large-scale acquisitions for the time being. There is a lot of integration involved in those two transactions, that will be our priority.”     Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Insulation manufacturer Kingspan will pull back from the acquisitions trail this year while it focuses on completing two recent deals worth more than(...)

Undated handout CCTV image of Richard Barklie. PA

A former Northern Ireland police officer who is one of three men sought in connection with an alleged racist incident involving Chelsea football fans (...)

The LE Aoife  was launched in 1979 and has travelled over 600,000 nautical miles in the course of fish protection patrols and other missions.

Ireland is proceeding with the planned donation of the LE Aoife to Malta to assist in humanitarian work despite reports that members of the armed forc(...)

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe trips up: the 91-year-old oversaw the installation of his wife Grace as president of the Zanu-PF women’s league. Photograph: AP

In the twilight of his political career, Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has outmanoeuvred many of the detractors who have tried to undermine his r(...)

A  woman carrying goods in the Cameroonian border town of Fotokol. Nigerian Boko Haram fighters went on the rampage in the border town of Fotokol on February 4th, massacring dozens of civilians. Photograph: Getty Images

Boko Haram militants fleeing a Nigerian army offensive killed 21 people on Friday in attacks near the northern village of Chibok, close to where the r(...)