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Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean in the city of Khoms, around 120 kilometres  east of Tripoli, Libya on Tuesday. Photograph: Hazem Ahmed/AP

It’s nowhere near the 2015-16 migration spike, but the trans-Mediterranean flow of desperate refugees and asylum seekers continues remorselessly, whil(...)

One of a series of posters issued to coincide with Maths Week 2019. Available to download at mathsweek.ie

Maths Week, October 12th-20th, will see an unprecedented number of events across the island of Ireland, and marks the 200th anniversary of the birth (...)

Aidan Heavey’s new venture Boru aims to exploit divestment drive by big energy company.

After pledging to end his career in the oil and gas sector with Tullow, the company he founded in the mid 1980s, it seems Aidan Heavey has had a chang(...)

 A meeting of the National Emergency Co-ordination Group on Hurricane Lorenzo  took place on Tuesday in Agriculture House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The ingredients that go to make a hurricane are warm ocean water and moist, humid air. They originate as tropical cyclones; rotating, organised system(...)

Former Tullow chairman Aidan Heavey. Tullow expanded rapidly in the 2000s through a series of acquisitions.  Its fortunes, however, turned sharply in 2014

Former Tullow Oil senior executives Aidan Heavey and Tom Hickey have secured $1 billion (€920 million) in backing from US investment giant Carlyle for(...)

Number of super rich people increased by 0.8% to 265,490 last year, while their combined wealth fell by 1.7% to $32.3tn.

The Republic has the fifth largest number of “ultra-wealthy” individuals per capita in the world, according to a new report. The study shows that the(...)

An oil rig in Barryroe, 50km from Co Cork. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke/Providence Resources/PA Wire

No corner of the oil industry is immune from protest. Yesterday Fabian (he refused to give his surname) from Extinction Rebellion tried to disrupt Pro(...)

A general view of empty seating in the stadium during the Women’s 200 Metres Heats on day four of the IAAF World Championships at The Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Did you see that? They came and were heard with a little more clamour this time, and were duly treated to a World Championship 5,000m for the ages – (...)

People gather at the scene of an attack on an Italian military convoy in Mogadishu on Tuesday. Photograph: Said Yusuf Warsame/EPA

Dozens of civilians have been killed or injured by US army air strikes in Somalia, after being wrongly targeted as “al-Shabaab terrorists”, according (...)

Nigeria has been warned it risks a humanitarian disaster if the government goes ahead with its threat to throw aid agencies out of the northeast of th(...)

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