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Aidan Heavey’s new venture Boru aims to exploit divestment drive by big energy company.

After pledging to end his career in the oil and gas sector with Tullow, the company he founded in the mid 1980s, it seems Aidan Heavey has had a chang(...)

As far back as 2012, Ireland had targeted Ghana, along with Botswana, as countries of strategic importance in relation to the establishment of double taxation agreements

Irish officials overrode concerns from the Department of Foreign Affairs in striking a trade deal with Ghana that pushes down the levels of tax that t(...)

Presidents Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana. A presidential election will take place in Ghana next year. Photograph:  Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images

Ghana’s government says it has halted a coup attempt, arresting three suspects, though analysts and citizens have expressed doubt at how serious the i(...)

Immanuel Darkwa pictured in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Immanuel Darkwa’s first experience of Monaghan town was a dark bus station late at night. The Ghanaian architect had arrived in Dublin Airport earlier(...)

Activists’ banners declare “EU Get your Ships Together!” during a ministerial meeting about migration at Fort St Angelo in Vittoriosa, Malta. Photograph: Domenic Aquilina

Four EU countries have sought to break the deadlock over European migration policy, as Italy’s new government underlined its move away from the hardli(...)

More than 250,000 visitors are to descend on Co Carlow this week for the annual National Ploughing Championships. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

More than 250,000 visitors, as well as exhibitors, buyers and guests from more than a dozen countries, are to descend on Co Carlow this week for the a(...)

Daithí Ó Sé dons the kinky boots – all in the name of charity. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

When Sinead Rose Stayton alighted on a chosen career, in the New Zealand Police force, she was advised to delay application until she had gathered mor(...)

The 2019  Rose of Tralee is Limerick Rose Sinéad Flanagan. Photograph:   Domnick Walsh

The 2019 Rose of Tralee is the favourite, Limerick Rose Sinead Flanagan. The 27-year-old junior doctor succeeds Waterford Rose Kirsten Mate Maher. M(...)

Sheila O’Callaghan in Rio de Janeiro. She has lived in Rio since 2015 where she now runs  a Wine Club with her German husband.

Sheila O’ Callaghan is originally from north Cork, but has lived in Rio de Janeiro since 2015. She used to run a publishing company that she set (...)

A Tullow Oil drilling block in Kenya, where progress is ‘taking longer than originally forecast’. Photograph: Getty Images

Tullow Oil has pushed back the date it expects to extract oil from a key asset in Kenya as a result of delays to land acquisition and environmental im(...)

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