Brazil

It was after 10.30pm on March 7th when a car carrying billionaire Joesley Batista pulled up at the Jaburu Palace, one of the modernist masterpieces by(...)

Danilo of Manchester City. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Danilo smiles and pulls up a trouser leg to show a tattoo below his left knee: Conquistando o impossível pela fé – “Conquering the impossible for fait(...)

Last week, a court in Rio de Janeiro set a date in November for the start of Pat Hickey’s trial on the charges related to the Rio Olympic Games. Photograph: Alan Betson

Pat Hickey has resigned from his position on the executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with “immediate effect”. Mr Hickey had (...)

 President of the Brazilian Olympic Committee and honorary member of the IOC Carlos Arthur Nuzman (right) arriving at police headquarters in Rio   to give a statement. Photograph: EPA/Antonio Lacerda

Police raided the home of Brazil’s Olympics chief Carlos Arthur Nuzman on Tuesday, accusing him of brokering a deal to bribe International Olympic Com(...)

Pat Hickey: trial set to begin in November

A court in Rio de Janeiro has set a date in November for the start of Pat Hickey’s trial on charges related to alleged ticket touting at the Rio Olymp(...)

A young supporter at the party on Mainguard Street. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Seconds before the final whistle in Croke Park, a rip-rumbling roar erupted in Galway’s Eyre Square as fists shook, flags waved furiously and the grou(...)

Pat Hickey has been charged with ticket-touting, criminal organisation, larceny, ambush marketing, money laundering and tax evasion in Brazil. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Brazilian prosecutor handling the case against former Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey has accused him of using the Brazil proceedi(...)

Pat Hickey was charged with criminal offences on Septmeber 6th, 2016.

2009: July 9th: Email from Marcus Evans to Patrick Hickey refers to a recent earlier dinner and a proposal that Marcus Evans Ltd. become the ticket (...)

Marina Ratner proved her most influential theorem after she turned 50

Marina Ratner, an influential mathematician and Russian-Jewish émigré who defied the notion that the best and the brightest in her field do their fine(...)

The temperature on planes plummets after take-off, with many of us reaching for a blanket to stay warm. Photograph: Getty Images

With between 90,000 and 100,000 of us passing through Dublin Airport and taking to the skies every day during the summer months, so we thought it was (...)