Former Provisional IRA chief of staff Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy: The Cab has investigated  21 people  as part of its inquiry into the oil laundering and smuggling operation run by Murphy. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Twenty one people were investigated during a Criminal Assets Bureau inquiry into the oil laundering and smuggling operation run by the former Provisio(...)

Mann Vergan, Woodbrook Group’s new director of legal and corporate services.

Cyprus-based Woodbrook Group is planning to set up a health and life insurance company in Waterford, according to its Irish chief executive. Michael (...)

Gary Davis from Kilpedder, Co Wicklow pictured at the Four Courts in 2015. File photograph: Collins

An Irishman was extradited to the United States on Friday nigth to face charges that he helped run the now-defunct Silk Road, an online black market w(...)

For every 1,000 people screened, 49 people will be wrongly identified and subjected to unnecessary tests or treatment. Photograph: Mark Thomas/Science Photo Library

Recent concerns about bowel cancer screening at Wexford General Hospital are a reminder of our sometimes unrealistic expectations about what screening(...)

A victim of the Air India Flight 182 bombing  is removed from Cork Airport on a stretcher in June 1985.

Sikh militant Inderjit Singh Reyat, who was convicted for his role in the bombing of an Air India flight off the Irish coast in 1985, has been release(...)

A file image from 2014 showing, Al-Jazeera English producer Baher Mohamed, (left), Canadian-Egyptian reporter Mohammed Fahmy (centre), and correspondent Peter Greste (right),  in court along with several other defendants during their trial on terror charges, in Cairo. An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced the three Al-Jazeera  journalists to three years in prison. Photograph: AP

An Egyptian court has sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticised world(...)

Ryan Mullen said he had “many sleepless nights” after narrowly missing out on victory Ponferrada. Photograph: Ciaran Fallon/Inpho

Six and a half months after missing gold by an agonising 0.48 seconds, Ryan Mullen has made it clear his top season goal is making up for that close (...)

A combination photo shows a sequence of an explosion erupting from a CSX Corp train derailment in Mount Carbon, West Virginia February 16th, 2015. Photograph: Reuters/Steve Keenan

A train hauling 109 cars of crude oil derailed in West Virginia on Monday, setting a number of cars ablaze and forcing the evacuation of two towns.CSX(...)

Bill Gates’s fortune increased by $15.8 billion last year, according to the index, as shares of Microsoft, the world’s largest software maker, rose 40 per cent. . Photographer: Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has recaptured the title of world’s richest person with estimated fortune of $78.5 billion.The 58-year-old tycoon’s fortu(...)

Bald headed: Devin Townsend (with guitar) is noted for his full-on commitment to his art on and off stage.

You’ve had 25 albums and counting. How do you keep up the pace? I’ve been doing it for so long now. I’ve had a month to reflect on it. Every s(...)