The founder of French broadband internet provider Iliad, Xavier Niel. Photograph: EPA/POOL Philippe Wojazer

France’s richest technology billionaire knew sex would sell on the internet even before the World Wide Web was invented. Xavier Niel learned the art(...)

Former OCI president Pat Hickey. Mr Justice Carroll Moran’s report points to discrepancies between Mr Hickey’s public statements and the documentation made available to the inquiry. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

At the end of the 2016 Olympic games, a total of 223 tickets remained in a safe in the Olympic Council of Ireland’s offices in Brazil. The majority o(...)

Beef displayed at a supermarket in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday. Brazilian police raided the premises of global meatpacking companies JBS SA and BRF SA on Friday, as well as dozens of smaller rivals, in a crackdown on alleged bribery of health officials that could threaten $12 billion in annual exports. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian police raided the premises of global meatpacking companies JBS SA and BRF SA on Friday, as well as dozens of smaller rivals, in a crackdown(...)

Eike Batista, who has reportedly left his native Brazil, where he faces corruption charges. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian police have asked Interpol to help arrest the Brazilian tycoon once ranked the world’s seventh richest person after he was charged with cor(...)

An undated handout picture showing Greek ambassador to Brazil, Kyriakos Amiridis (centre), who is believed to have been murdered. Photograph: AFP

A Rio de Janeiro police officer confessed to murdering Greece’s ambassador to Brazil, possibly at the direction of the diplomat’s Brazilian wife with (...)

The inquiry was established in the wake of the controversy that engulfed Ireland’s participation in the Olympics over the distribution of tickets from Ireland.

A Government-appointed inquiry into the sale of Olympic tickets has appealed to the public for submissions on their experiences of applying for ticket(...)

Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey in his dressing gown moments after Brazilian police arrived at his hotel.

No one will ever know exactly what was going through the mind of Pat Hickey on the morning of August 17th when Brazilian police knocked on his door a(...)

 Kevin  Mallon arrives at a Brazilian police station  in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on  September 5th, 2016. Photograph: Marcelo Sayão/EPA

One of the men at the centre of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) ticketing scandal in Brazil refused to answer questions during a police interview(...)

Brazil’s Rafinha celebrates beating Germany in Rio: Pat Hickey had wanted tickets for that final. File photograph: Getty Images

Pat Hickey personally lobbied the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for more tickets for high-profile events at the Rio Games, a (...)

Pat Hickey, former president of the Olympic Council of Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

An appeal court judge in Rio de Janeiro has ordered the release of Pat Hickey from prison. Mr Hickey – who recently stepped aside as head of the Olym(...)

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