Shares in  London-based Tullow Oil, headed by Aidan Heavey, fell 8.8 per cent in midafternoon trade on Tuesday to €3.27. (Photograph: Nick Bradshaw)

Joe Brennan Tullow Oil shares slumped in Dublin on Tuesday after influential brokers Goldman Sachs and Macquarie each downgraded the stock on valuati(...)

Shaun Moriarty and John James Hickey had a spiritualist ceremony. Photograph: Brian Gavin/Press 22

The wedding industry in Ireland is bigger business than ever, but because so many nontraditional organisations are offering new and unfamiliar marria(...)

A Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) ranger stands guard in front illegal stockpiles of burning elephant tusks at the Nairobi National Park. Photograph: Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images

Kenya’s president set fire to thousands of elephant tusks and rhino horns on Saturday, destroying a stockpile that would have been worth a fortune to (...)

A northern white rhino: only three of its kind are left in the world. Photograph: Siegfried Modola/Reuters

The future of Africa’s elephants and rhinos depends on the ability of the continent’s nations to battle together against poaching, Kenya’s president a(...)

Turkish lawmakers push each other on the assembly floor in Ankara, Turkey. Photograph: AP Photo

Brawls between lawmakers from Turkey’s ruling AK Party and the pro-Kurdish opposition have delayed efforts to pass legislation on a migration deal wit(...)

Migrants and refugees disembark from a Maltese coast guard patrol vessel after being rescued at sea. Photograph: Giovanni Isolino/AFP/Getty Images

Aid agency Médecins Sans Frontières has announced it will resume its search, rescue and medical aid operations in the Mediterranean Sea between Africa(...)

A Prince fan carries her dog past a sea of purple balloons and flowers at a memorial wall outside the Paisley Park compound in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 23rd, 2016. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Prince’s sister is not “business savvy” enough to handle the rights to her brother’s vast music catalogue, his former manager has said, amid reports (...)

 US president Barack Obama speaks at the ‘town hall’ discussion  at the Royal Horticultural Halls  in London. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama has described the peace process in Northern Ireland as an example of what can be achieved when the US and Britain work toget(...)

At the Madikwe Game Reserve. Photograph: Getty

‘Welcome home”; a South African man in a neighbourhood market takes my hands and, beaming, welcomes me back to the place where all of humankind began(...)

Thomas Clarke as an infant with his family and a tribesman in the Cape of Good Hope.

A photograph of Thomas Clarke – the first signatory of the 1916 Proclamation – as a baby in Africa in 1859 has come to light. The image shows one of(...)