Daniel O’Connell  was surrendered to UK authorities by detectives from the Garda extradition unit. Photograph: Collins Courts

An Irish man has been surrendered to British authorities for failing to pay a decades-old multimillion-pound fine for tax evasion. Daniel O’Connell ((...)

Rescue workers help people after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Photograph:  Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the US territory in nearly 90 years, turning streets into debris-l(...)

Denis O’Brien owned Digicel has said that its network in Anguilla and the Turks and Caicos Islands has suffered “extensive damage”. Photograph: Swoan Parker/Reuters

A significant portion of Digicel’s network in Anguilla and the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) in the Caribbean has suffered “extensive damage”, the co(...)

Hundreds of people gather in an emergency shelter at the Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center in Miami, Florida, September 8th, 2017, ahead of Hurricane Irma. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Florida has braced for one of the most violent storms on record, as Hurricane Irma barrelled through the Caribbean and Cuba on Friday, leaving a trail(...)

Sea water rises to a water deck as hurricane Irma approaches Puerto Rico in Fajardo on September 5th. Photograph:  Ricardo Ardunego/AFP/Getty Images

The United States was bracing itself for the second big hurricane to hit its Gulf of Mexico coast in two weeks, as swathes of the Caribbean were devas(...)

Turks and Caicos islands: where the  conch is king

The hammock as a holiday pastime is something that I have not been able to properly master or fully grasp. But there is nothing much else to do on (...)

Ireland’s 0-0 draw with Sweden in the Friends Arena last month helped them rise one place in the Fifa rankings. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Republic of Ireland moved up a place to 39th in the latest Fifa world rankings following World Cup qualifying draws against Austria and Sw(...)