Temur Akhmedov was accused of acting as his oil tycoon father’s ‘lieutenant’ in schemes to hide assets from his mother. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty

The son of an oligarch caught up in the world’s largest divorce case has been told to pay £75 million, or more than €85 million, to his(...)

Charles Algernon Parsons: Offaly-born engineer’s work on turbines revolutionised maritime industry

A sad and unlovely sight beside the railway station at Howth is a long-abandoned steel fabrication plant. Once it was a place loud with clanging and(...)

David Puttnam: “I think it speaks to people’s inner sense of what they want themselves to be.”’ Photograph: Justin Walpole.

If you ever get to tell David Puttnam he has to sit down tonight and watch one of his own films, his first choice would be Local Hero, the Scottish dr(...)

Paul Devaney in Antarctica in 2014

From the flatlands of Longford to the highest mountain on earth, London-based Paul Devaney wrestled his fears to climb Mount Everest, but then the Ea(...)

G Gordon Liddy died on Tuesday at the age of 90, surrounded by family at the home of his daughter in Mount Vernon, Virginia. Photograph: Roberto Borea/AP

G Gordon Liddy, a former agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States who helped orchestrate the 1972 Watergate break-in, a crime(...)

A semi-deserted Pariser Platz with the Brandenburg Gate in the background in Berlin. Germany’s Dax was flat after Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to extend a lockdown until April 18th and called on citizens to stay at home for five days over the Easter holidays. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

European stocks eased from a one-year peak on Tuesday, as a new wave of coronavirus infection and a fresh lockdown in Germany raised fears of a slow e(...)

The Dax was down 1.2 per cent with the CAC 40 index and FTSW 100 both flat

European stocks hit a one-year high on Thursday as worries about a spike in inflation eased, while investors awaited the European Central Bank’s comme(...)

Bergen Engines is, among other things, a supplier to Nato member Norway’s navy. Photograph: Rolls-Royce plc Flickr

Norway’s NSM security agency may block a planned €150 million sale by Rolls-Royce of its Bergen Engines unit to a company controlled by Russia’s TMH G(...)

New car sales in February are up 5.3 per cent on the same month last year despite the Level 5 Covid lockdown restrictions

New car sales in February are up 5.3 per cent on the same month last year despite Level 5 Covid lockdown restrictions. Total new registrations came to(...)

Boastful: Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When they weren’t loudly complaining about the Coalition’s latest Covid-19 communications cock-ups while pinning most of the blame on the Fianna Fáil (...)

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