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Denis O’Brien: Digicel sought rugby injunction

No try once again for Denis O’Brien’s Jamaican outfit Digicel in its efforts to prevent the loss of its sponsorship of the Fijian rugby team to(...)

Promoting Fairtrade Fortnight are Alfredo Ortega (right) vice-chairman of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers’ Association and Alex Flores of the Aprainores Cashew Nut Co-op, El Salvador. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Irish supermarkets lag far behind their European counterparts when it comes to supporting Fairtrade products, the charity’s director, Peter G(...)

Conor Fox: “We can calculate the level of greenhouse gas emissions saved from entering the atmosphere each year when one of their new fuel-efficient stoves is used”

Repeated encounters with the aftermath of extreme natural disasters in South America set Conor Fox on the road to acquiring the skills he neede(...)

Jose Salvador Alvarenga gestures to El Salvador’s foreign minister Jaime Miranda amid his arrival at Comalapa airport in San Luis Talpa on the outskirts of San Salvador this morning. Mr Alvarenga was barely able to speak, sobbing as dozens of curiosity-seekers craned for a glimpse of him. Photograph: Jorge Cabrera/Reuters

A Salvadoran man who told the authorities he spent 13 months adrift in the Pacific Ocean before washing ashore in the Marshall Islands has ret(...)

Digicel, the telecoms group owned by businessman Denis O’Brien, operates mobile networks in the Caribbean, Central America and the south Pacific .Photograph: David Sleator

Digicel, the telecoms group owned by businessman Denis O’Brien, plans to borrow more than €360 million from the capital markets to cover general compa(...)

The performance of Denis O’Brien’s Digicel dipped sharply in Haiti, one of the company’s main markets. Photographe: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Total group revenues at Digicel, the mobile phone company owned by businessman Denis O’Brien, fell by $7 million to $691 million in the three months t(...)

People queue  to see the relics of St Anthony in Dublin last month. Photograph: Collins Photography

The recent visit of the relics of Saint Anthony of Padua drew thousands of faithful throughout an eight-day Irish tour. It is estimated that 30,000 al(...)

President  Higgins and Costa Rica’s president Laura Chinchilla  walk to a joint news conference at the Presidential house in San Jose on October 28th. Mr Higgins largely steered clear of contentious political issues during his Latin American tour. Photograph: Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters

It was a shame President Michael D Higgins wasn’t able to make Nicaragua the fourth stop on his tour of Latin America this week along with Mexico, El (...)

Facing up to history

‘To be forgotten is to die twice,” said President Michael D Higgins at the Monument to Memory and Truth in El Salvador which lists 30,000 victims of i(...)

President Michael D Higgins with Costa Rica’s president Laura Chinchilla yesterday. Photograph: Juan Carlos Ulate/ Reuters

President Michael D Higgins has lauded Costa Rica for the high proportion of women in political office in his first public comments since arriving in (...)

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