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Louise Phelan, who has stepped down as vice president, Global Operations at PayPal’s EMEA hub in Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Irish businesswoman Louise Phelan is leaving Paypal after 13 years as a senior executive with the global payments processor. Ms Phelan confirmed late(...)

Announcing the partnership between AMI and Camara Education to refurbish second-hand IT hardware for disadvantaged schoolchildren in Ireland and Africa are   Philip McMichael, AMI CEO and Jean Cox-Kearns, CEO of Camara Education

IT recycling firm AMI has signed a three-year deal with Camara Education that will see the company collect, process and refurbish equipment for Camara(...)

People look at flames at the scene where a suicide car bomb exploded at a hotel in Mogadishu on Thursday. Photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters

Somali government troops shot dead three Islamist militants holed up in a building in central Mogadishu on Friday, police said, ending a day-long bom(...)

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD. File Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A new overseas development aid policy, published by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Thursday, will have a particular focus on issues such as gender balance,(...)

A Tullow Oil drilling block in Kenya. Photograph: Tony Karumbatony/Getty Images

Tullow Oil has appointed two new directors to its board, with Sheila Khama and Genevieve Sangudi set to join as non-executive directors from April 26t(...)

 Vodafone chief Nick Read (right) and Director General of GSMA Mats Granryd take part in a conference on the opening day of the Mobile World Congress   in Barcelona. Photograph: Alberto Estevez/EPA

It can be easy to get caught up in the madness of Mobile World Congress (MWC) and its promise of a beautiful tomorrow. If you want to see what the fu(...)

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari speaks to the media after casting his vote in  Daura, in northern Nigeria. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP Photo

Nigeria’s opposition leader has rejected incumbent Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that he won the presidential election, denouncing the poll as a “sham” a(...)

Troops at a military centre in Mali during a visit by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: The Defence Forces

A European Union military training centre in Mali, where 11 Defence Force personnel are working, remainson high alert after a weekend attack from what(...)

Electoral commission officers and voters discuss while votes are counted at a polling station in Yola, Adamawa State on Saturday. Photograph: Luis Tato/AFP/Getty Images

As many as 39 people were killed in election violence in Nigeria, civil society groups said on Sunday, as the country awaited the results of voting in(...)

Independent National Electoral Commission  officials collate results from various polling units at the INEC Yola North Local Government Area Office in Adamawa State, Nigeria. Photograph: Nyancho NwaNri/Reuters

As many as 35 people were killed in election violence in Nigeria civil society groups said on Sunday after voters went to the polls in a tight preside(...)

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