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Brendan O’Regan, who was catering comptroller at Shannon Airport and a onetime chairman of Bord Fáilte

It may now be a global $70 billion business, but it has its origins in the mind of one Clare man. And like many innovations, the concept of duty free,(...)

The Aquarius rescue vessel in June 2018: it is the one remaining charity rescue vessel still operating in the central Mediterranean area. Photograph: Pau Barrena/AFP/Getty Images

France is not ready for now to let the Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius dock and disembark dozens of migrants at the port of Marseille, France’s fin(...)

The  Aquarius rescue vessel pictured during a rescue drill between Lampedusa and Tunisia on June 23rd last. Photograph: Pau Barrena/AFP/Getty Images

The Panama Maritime Authority has revoked the registration of search-and-rescue ship Aquarius 2 in a move that means there will be no charity rescue s(...)

Chinese vice-president Wang Qishan, Salvadoran politician Medardo Gonzalez  and El Salvador’s foreign minister Carlos Castaneda during their meeting in Beijing on Tuesday. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/Getty Images

China’s “dollar diplomacy” campaign to win over the handful of small countries that still offer diplomatic recognition to self-ruled Taiwan has scored(...)

Workers paint Digicel on a wall in Haiti. Photograph: Ken Cedeno/Digital/Corbis via Getty Images

Buyers of bonds that Denis O’Brien’s Digicel must redeem in two years’ time were demanding a record market interest rate of up to 30 per cent this wee(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster and Minister of State Joe McHugh  at the Ulster football final between Fermanagh and Donegal on Sunday.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire
An Ulster football guide to Brexit
  • UK
  • June 28, 2018, 18:10

Football supporters will travel a long way to witness a team’s success or failure, including across international borders. Making the journey is part (...)

Digicel owner Denis O’Brien. The group is planning to cut its debt.

Businessman Denis O’Brien’s telecoms group Digicel is planning to raise as much as $500 million (€432 million) from asset sales in the next nine month(...)

England’s Harry Kane goes down in the area during the  World Cup Group G match against Tunisia at the Volgograd Arena. Photograph:  Tim Goode/PA Wire

Harry Kane argued justice had been done after the England captain nodded his side’s stoppage-time winner having seen two vociferous penalty appeals fo(...)

A cartoon about Irish neutrality, published in the ‘Evening Standard’ in November 1940. Illustration: David Low

The British government “double-crossed” Ireland during the second World War when it reneged on a promise that Ireland would be able to import the same(...)

Viva Air is targeting a huge jump in passenger numbers in South America

Viva Air, the low-cost South American-focused carrier established by the family of Ryanair founder Tony Ryan, is targeting a huge jump in passenger nu(...)

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