Cape Verde

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The bales of cocaine found in the cargo hold of the ship. Photograph: Cape Verde Judicial Police

The former garda who leads Europe’s “first line of defence” against drug smuggling has described last week’s seizure of cocaine worth €800 million in (...)

Some of the 260 bales of cocaine found in the cargo hold of the ship Photograph: Cape Verde Judicial Police

A “significant” proportion of the roughly €1 billion euro cocaine seizure off the coast of Africa was destined for the Irish market, gardaí believe. (...)

Residents of the impoverished Bairro da Jamaica stage a protest in front of City Hall. Photograph:  Corbis via Getty Images

From time to time, cars of curious people drive slowly though Bairro da Jamaica, craning their necks for a peek at the neighbourhood that’s been in th(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern.  “Now that the boom keeps getting boomier and the property market is in full-on freak-out mode, it is time for our political leaders, as the great man famously put it, to ‘start throwing white elephants and red herrings at each other’.” File photograph:  David Sleator/The Irish Times

Welcome back, Bertie. Now that the boom keeps getting boomier and the property market is in full-on freak-out mode, it is time for our political leade(...)

The “Principessa Mafalda”: sank in 1927 with the loss of 314 out of 1,250 passengers and crew

When our ship, the Drina of the Royal Mail Line, was moving down the coast of Brazil, the captain leaned over the big coastal chart and tapped his pen(...)

Protesters face military outside ECOWAS HQ in demonstration against sanctions. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

For a country known as Africa’s first narco state, Guinea Bissau is a pretty sleepy place. Even the vultures picking at indeterminate carrion just a c(...)

A visualisation of the path of Storm Ophelia as it was expected to hit Ireland, from the Earthwindmap website

Just over a week ago, near Cape Verde in the Atlantic Ocean, there was a significant wave moving east. The essential ingredient for a potential hurric(...)

The People’s debate with Vincent Browne. Photograph: Brian McEvoy/TV3

Vincent Browne, the delightfully erratic news fraggle who secretly runs Ireland, is retiring from his show on TV3. This makes us sad. It is the end of(...)

Zika carrying mosquito: the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention puts the figure of potential risk for the birth defect microcephaly following Zika infection at anywhere between 1 per cent and 13 per cent. Photograph: Felipe Dana, AP Photo

Three cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed in Guinea Bissau in West Africa. The UN health agency said it and national authorities are investi(...)

As summer approaches and the weather warms up, the Zika virus is spreading.

When Rory McIlroy said he would take advice on going to Brazil for the Olympics as he is planning on having children, it put a new spotlight on the Zi(...)

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