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Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

A former garda appeared before Strokestown District Court on Wednesday, charged with assault at the scene of an eviction near the Co Roscommon town la(...)

 Richard Conroy, chairman of Karelian Diamond Resources. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Prof Richard Conroy and four other directors survived a second bid to sack them from the board of miner Karelian Diamond Resources on Friday. Rebel i(...)

Karelian Diamond Resources chairman Richard Conroy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Shares in Karelian Diamond Resources collapsed on Friday after chairman Richard Conroy and other board members survived a shareholder revolt at an ext(...)

Under pressure: Rebel investors in the company want to oust Prof Conroy, above, his daughter Sorca Conroy, Séamus FitzPatrick, Maureen Jones and Louis J Maguire from the Karelian board and replace them with their own nominees. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Karelian Diamond Resources shareholders will vote on proposals to sack chairman Richard Conroy and other directors at a meeting next month. Rebel inv(...)

Deja vu? Prof Richard Conroy, chairman of Karelian Diamond Resources,  has been in a similar situation previously. File photograph: Justin Mac Innes/Mac Innes Photography

Massive pressure combined with intense heat long ago to form diamonds from carbon found far beneath the Earth’s crust. Subsequent volcanic activity ha(...)

File image of Prof Richard Conroy at  the Conrad hotel in Dublin. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Karelian Diamond Resources’ directors have put about £2 million sterling (€2.25 million) of their own money into the company, says its chairman, Prof (...)

Alex Dunne: “To try to protect ourselves in the future, we decided to ‘grow our own’ talent.” Photograph: Feldore McHugh

In the 1980s, Guinness was a diversified group with interests in a number of areas from oyster farms to cruisers on the river Shannon. Rainsford Compu(...)