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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 (...)

Journalist Lyra McKee was shot dead in Derry on Thursday night

Ronan McGreevy President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to journalist Lyra McKee who was shot dead during riots in Derry on Thursday night. Mr (...)

Imre Arakas’s presence in Ireland came about after the Kinahan gang decided to start employing professional killers in their war against the Hutch family.

Imre Arakas, the 60-year-old Estonian jailed yesterday for planning an assassination on behalf of the Kinahan crime gang, has had many titles over the(...)

Martin Doyle receiving his Victoria Cross in June 1919 at Buckingham Palace

There are 623 graves for British military personnel in Grangegorman Military Cemetery in Dublin. Each headstone is identical to the other being, accor(...)

Irish troops moving over the captured German 2nd line at Cambrai, France, circa 1917. Photograph: Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images

January 21st, 1919 was an auspicious day in Irish history. The War of Independence started when men from the 3rd Tipperary Brigade of the Irish Volunt(...)

Members of DCU’s students’ union campaign to prevent the deportation of student Shepherd Machaya.

Students at Dublin City University are campaigning to prevent the deportation of a scholarship student who is mid-way through his college degree. Shep(...)

 Anna Burns holds her book ‘Milkman’ during a photocall at the Royal Festival Hall in London for the 2018 Man Booker Prize. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Despite having been shortlisted for what was then the prestigious Orange Prize for women’s fiction in 2002 for her debut, No Bones, Anna Burns is a re(...)

Almost 200 sites and properties worth millions of euros are lying empty in Dublin city and county amid a housing and homeless crisis, data compiled by(...)

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