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Image supplied by the Irish Naval Service of  the detained yacht with up to €100 million worth of cocaine, off the south west coast of Ireland with LE Niamh. Photograph: Provision

The Naval Service, Customs and the Garda have foiled a major drug smuggling operation when they detained a yacht with up to €80 million worth of cocai(...)

British prime minister David Cameron’s exchange with Michael Bloomberg, the former New York mayor, was accidentally picked up yesterday by Sky News as they walked through an office in the businessman’s media empire. Photograph: Christopher Goodney/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron has been caught on camera talking about how the Queen “purred down the line” after he phoned her to say Scotland (...)

British prime minister David Cameron arrives for a meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon  on the sidelines of the UN Climate Summit 2014  in New York. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA.

British prime minister David Cameron may announce as early as this week that Britain is ready to join air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and th(...)

Nicola Sturgeon (R), Scotland’s deputy first minister, has announced she is running to replace Alex Salmond (L), who announced he was stepping down after the independence referendum defeat. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

Nicola Sturgeon has launched her bid to become the new leader of the Scottish National Party and Scotland’s first female first minister with an immed(...)

Saad Hammad,  chief executive officer of Flybe. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Regional airline Flybe will consider launching new services from the Republic to follow the launch of its Dublin-London City route, where it will be (...)

Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party, delivers his keynote speech to delegates: “Our country nearly broke up. A country that nearly splits apart is not a country in good health.” Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Labour will hire an extra 20,000 nurses and 8,000 doctors for English hospitals, paid for by a levy on luxury homes, tobacco companies and cutting (...)

John Mullins: chief executive of Amarenco Solar.

Former chief executives of Bord Gáis and energy giant SSE have both invested in Climote, a smart home technology company headquartered in Dundalk. Jo(...)

The price of a barrel of Brent Crude Oil has fallen quite dramatically in the past three months, from a peak of just under $115 a barrel in June to a (...)

Andy Murray: “I think it was amazing how many people turned out to vote. I personally wasn’t able to vote. I trust the Scottish people made the right decision.”

Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, who was abused on social media for tweeting his support for Scottish independence last week, was disappointed o(...)

British prime minister David Cameron is to meet the president of Iran in New York today to urge him to join the international effort to tackle Islamic State. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

British prime minister David Cameron is to meet the president of Iran today to urge him to join the international effort to tackle Islamic State.The m(...)

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