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Glencore   bought Caracal Energy for €1.4 billion in 2014 as part of a plan to grow its African oil business and secure barrels for its muscular trading arm. Photograph: LightRocket via Getty Images

Glencore has hoisted the “for sale” sign over the Chad-focused oil business it acquired five years ago as the miner and commodity trader looks to bols(...)

Irish Army Ranger wing on patrol in Chad in 2008. Photograph: Conor Lally

The Army Ranger Wing is being deployed to the UN mission in Mali for two years, with a team of 14 personnel to rotate every four months. A decision t(...)

The former head of the Army Ranger Wing, retired Comdt Cathal Berry said officials in the Department of Defence  were controlling micromanagers with no experience of military service yet did not consult with Defence Forces leadership.

Comments by the former head of the Army Ranger Wing, retired Comdt Cathal Berry, about the Defence Forces will have made uncomfortable reading for the(...)

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir giving a speech in Nyala, the capital of South Darfur province, in September 2017. Photograph: Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images

For the past 11 years, since he was first indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir has had the dubious int(...)

Patrick Fedigan  claims  the Minister for Defence, Ireland and the Attorney General were negligent and in breach of their duty towards him on grounds including he was not a suitable person to be prescribed Larium. Photograph: Collins Courts

A former soldier’s damages action against the State over health problems allegedly suffered as a result of being prescribed the anti-malaria drug Lari(...)

Guided missiles seen in the sky during what is reported to be an attack in Damascus, Syria. Photograph: Youmiyat Qadifat Hawun fi Damashq/Reuters

Amid fears that the two countries are heading towards a major confrontation, Israel and Iran continued to threaten each other on Monday, indicating th(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attends the annual Christian Social Union (CSU) party meeting at Kloster Seeon  in Seeon, Germany, on Friday. Photograph: EPA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will begin a week-long visit to Mali and Ethiopia on Sunday. It will be his longest continuous visit outside the State since (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and former Élysée senior security officer Alexandre Benalla. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

Eight months after he was filmed beating up demonstrators while disguised as a policeman, Emmanuel Macron’s former bodyguard Alexandre Benalla has aga(...)

Alice Albright, chief executive of the Global Partnership for Education, visits students at  Presentation Secondary School Warrenmount.

Ireland has emerged as a world leader in its commitment to helping boost the prospects of young people in developing countries, according to the world(...)

I still count The Cure’s Disintegration as my favourite record, as an album that has both changed my life and has kept me company through decades and (...)

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