Mr Justice Denis McDonald said he was satisfied to appoint insolvency practitioner Stephen Tennant of Grant Thornton as interim examiner to the group. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

The High Court has appointed an interim examiner to a group of companies that provides 70 online education courses to more than 4.5 million students g(...)

Victims of the Colombian armed conflict mark International Human Rights Day in Bogotá in December 2018. Colombia and Mexico accounted for just over half of last year’s total of 321 deaths of human rights defenders globally, said the Front Line Defenders report. Photograph: Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images

A record number of human rights defenders were murdered during 2018 in a year that saw global progress set back by a rise in populist right-wing polit(...)

Investigative journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Confidential evidence from alleged sex abuse victims of a notorious priest are among sensitive files seized by detectives in Northern Ireland investig(...)

Quora was quick to reassure its customers that the likelihood of identity theft was low, as it doesn’t hold financial data or identifying information such as social security numbers.

“We are writing to let you know that we recently discovered that some user data was compromised as a result of unauthorised access to our systems by a(...)

Unilever’s proposal had attracted strong opposition from leading UK institutional shareholders. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Unilever, the consumer products giant, has given up on plans to close its London headquarters, bowing to shareholder criticism of a move to simplify i(...)

Columbia Mills

The historic, 1890s-built Columbia Mills building at 14-15 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in Dublin 2 is on the market with vacant possession through agent (...)

US judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies at his supreme court confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington on September 5th. Photograph: The New York Times

The woman accusing US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault says she could testify against him after all, breathing new life into th(...)

Pfizer is one of four pharma companies – along with Abbott, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Merck –  examined in the report ‘Hard to Swallow: Facilitating Tax Avoidance by Big Pharma in Ireland’. Photograph: Tom Bergin/Reuters

Ireland’s corporate tax system is helping some of the world’s largest drug companies deprive emerging economies of almost €100 million a year, accordi(...)

A demonstrator is removed by US Capitol police during a  confirmation hearing for supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Chaotic scenes unfolded on Capitol Hill yesterday as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faced his first day of questioning by the Senate Judiciary (...)

Time to pick your favourites and write your  timetable. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

Grab your tents, rain coats and suncream; Electric Picnic 2018 is right around the corner. The festival will see more than 50,000 people descend on St(...)

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