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Anti-narcotics police stand guard outside the headquarters of the anti-drug unit of the National Police of Peru in Lima, where Michaella McCollum Connolly and  Melissa Reid are being detained. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Cocaine smuggling suspects Michaella McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid have been interrogated by police in the anti-drugs unit in Lima.The women were(...)

A screengrab taken from a video released by Peruvian police of  Melissa Reid (right) and Michaella McCollum Connolly (left) after their arrest in Lima on suspicion of drug trafficking.

The lawyer representing an Irish woman held in Peru last night renewed her claim she was forced by an armed gang to smuggle drugs and said she is read(...)

Losses continued to mount last year at the ethical clothing company founded by Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson. New figures lodged with the Companies Of(...)

Policemen stand guard outside the headquarters of the anti-drug unit of the National Police of Peru in Lima, where Belfast resident Michaella McCollum Connolly and British citizen Melissa Reid are detained. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters.

The father of one of two women held on suspicion of drug smuggling in Peru has vowed to bring his daughter home.William Reid flew to the capital Lima (...)

Irish woman Michaella McCollum Connolly (left)  and British woman Melissa Reid are seen being questioned by police after they were  arrested at Lima’s international airport for allegedly attempting to smuggle cocaine to Spain. Photograph: Reuters

A solicitor representing the Irish woman held on suspicion of drug-smuggling in Peru has said she will deny the charges when she appears in court. As (...)

Michaella McCollum Connolly (L) and Melissa Reid say they were held captive in Spain against their will before being forced to bring drugs  on a flight from Peru. Photograph: Peruvian National Police/Handout/Reuters.

An Irish woman being detained in Peru on drug smuggling charges has claimed she was forced to travel there against her will after being held captive (...)

A screen shot of Michaella McCollum Connolly (20) and British teenager Melissa Reid being questioned Lima Airport after the  discovery of more than 11.5kg of cocaine in their luggage. Photograph: Reuters

An Irish woman and a British national being held by Peruvian police on suspicion of drug trafficking offences have claimed that they were forced at gu(...)

Musicians Julie Feeney and Eugene Ginty. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Julie Feeney is a composer, singer/songwriter described as “brainy and adventurous” by the ‘New York Times’. Her third album ‘Clocks’ – has just been (...)

An aerial view of the Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, during an Aer Arann sightseeing flight. Photograph: Andrew Downes

The last time I was on a sightseeing flight, it was in Peru, and my eyes were closed in expensive terror most of the time. I am privately hoping this (...)

Students clash with riot police in Lima. Police fired tear gas at hundreds of students and civil servants  as they marched towards Congress to protest reforms that would impose tougher standards on universities and bureaucrats. Photograph: Enrique Castro-Mendivil/Reuters

Peruvian police fired tear gas at hundreds of students and civil servants in Lima yesterday as they marched towards Congress to protest reforms that w(...)

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