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Avolon president and chief commercial officer,John Higgins.

Dublin-based aircraft leasing business Avolon said yesterday it boosted committed fleet numbers to 179 from 171 during the third quarter of the year.T(...)

Willie White: Finishing the Connemarathon was a big achievement - "I'd never run that far before."

When did you start running and why?I was walking the children to creche in April last year and I saw an ad for the Samsung Night Run. I’d never run in(...)

Uruguayan man Raul Fernando Gomez Circunegui (58) shows his abdomen to rescuers in the shelter where he was found after disappearing four months ago in the remote Andes. Photograph: Reuters

An emaciated 58-year-old Uruguayan man found alive four months after disappearing in the remote Andes Mountains had fled Chile after accusations he s(...)

Man with high blood pressure, a history of smoking and signs of undernourishment surprises doctors by surviving winter in the mountains.

A 58-year-old Uruguayan man who disappeared four months ago in the remote Andes Mountains was found alive last night, after he spent a brutal winter e(...)

Copper miner Antofagasta has paid special dividends in nine of the last 10 years. Photograph: Andrew Quilty

Copper miner Antofagasta dampened hopes of a special dividend for 2013 after posting a drop in first-half profit and forecasting challenging market co(...)

Eddie O’Connor of Mainstream Renewable Power: “We now have one of the biggest energy investors in the world on board.”    Photograph: Frank Miller

The Japanese trading house Marubeni has agreed to pay €100 million for a 25 per cent stake in Mainstream Renewable Power, the wind energy company cont(...)

Musicians Julie Feeney and Eugene Ginty. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Julie Feeney is a composer, singer/songwriter described as “brainy and adventurous” by the ‘New York Times’. Her third album ‘Clocks’ – has just been (...)

Lead is one of the heaviest of the naturally occurring elements and the stars are part of a new category of stars called heavy metal sub-dwarfs.

Two stars just discovered by astronomers at Armagh Observatory are so hot that their atmosphere contains a lead layer more than 100km thick. Lead is o(...)

Mario Sepulveda, who became the public face of the miners, has condemned the lack of convictions over the mine disaster. Photograph: Hugo Infante-Government of Chile/Reuters

A Chilean prosecutor has ended an investigation into possible responsibility for a mine collapse which trapped 33 men for more than two months in 2010(...)

Hydro-electric: accounted for 26 per cent of new renewable capacity in 2012

Developing countries are now investing almost as much as developed countries in renewable energy, with 46 per cent of the global total in 2012, accor(...)

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