The Aughinish Alumina refinery on the Shannon estuary near Foynes, Co Limerick.

Revenues at the Aughinish Alumina refinery last year increased by 15 per cent to $757.1 million (€684 million) in spite of US Treasury sanctions impos(...)

Former minister for finance Michael Noonan and his sister Mary Noonan. File photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Former minister for finance Michael Noonan’s sister Mary was of the three women in their 70s killed in Thursday’s car crash in west Limerick. Mary N(...)

The Aughinish Alumina Refinery on the Shannon Estuary near Foynes, Co Limerick

There was good news for the greater Shannon area last weekend, when the US treasury announced it was officially lifting sanctions on energy giant Rusa(...)

The Aughinish Alumina plant  on the Shannon Estuary near Foynes, Co Limerick

Aughinish Alumina’s owner could invest further in the Irish aluminium manufacturer after the US lifted a threat of sanctions from the group. The US g(...)

The Aughinish Alumina Refinery on the Shannon Estuary near Foynes Co Limerick.

The US Treasury has waived sanctions on Rusal, the Russian energy giant which owns Aughinish Alumina in Limerick, in a move that has been welcomed by(...)

US president Donald Trump  with British prime minister Theresa May  at Chequers,  Buckinghamshire, in July 2018. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

As British chancellor Phillip Hammond put a brave face on Brexit during talks with senior political and business figures this week at Davos, across th(...)

The Aughinish Alumina refinery on the Shannon Estuary near Foynes, Co Limerick. The US senate defeated a bid led by Democrat Charles Schumer to overturn a deal lifting sanctions earlier this week, easing the threat against the refinery

Seán Garland, managing director of Aughinish Alumina, wrote to US Senate minority leader Charles Schumer this week warning that the threat of sanction(...)

A vote to maintain sanctions on Russian energy giant Rusal, which owns the Aughinish Alumina refinery in Limerick, has failed to pass in the US Senate.

A vote to maintain sanctions on Russian energy giant Rusal has failed to pass in the US Senate in a move that will be welcomed by the Irish Government(...)

Steven Mnuchin, US Treasury secretary, speaks to members of the media after meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg

The US Senate has voted to advance a motion to block the US Treasury’s decision to lift sanctions on Russian company Rusal, the owner of Aughinish Alu(...)

Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska is considered close to Russian president Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer has said he will force a vote this week on the treasury’s decision to lift sanctions on Russian giant Rusal, the (...)

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