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Remains of the migrants’ inflatable boat and personal belongings left on the beach near Wimereux, France, on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA

After expressions of horror and condemnations of traffickers on Wednesday night following the deaths of 27 migrants in the English Channel, it didn’t (...)

Migrants sit by a fire in a makeshift camp in Dunkirk, northern France, on Thursday. Photograph: Kiran Ridley/Getty Images

For the past month, Mahdi (31), has been holed up in a makeshift camp in northern France, waiting for his place in a dinghy run by people smugglers t(...)

Elgin is building solar-powered electricity generators and batteries in Ireland, Britain and Australia. Photograph: iStock

Solar power developer Elgin Energy has raised almost €30 million to fund projects in its main markets, the company said on Thursday. Elgin is buildin(...)

The Department of Tourism and Sport has said that nothing has been spent on the World Cup proposal so far but there is a financial commitment to scoping out the possibility of a bid. Photograph: iStock

The Government expects to spend “a few hundred thousand” on scoping out a bid to host the 2030 football World Cup before deciding whether or not to p(...)

Migrants who were found soaked after a failed attempt to cross the Channel take a bus in Calais on Thursday. Photograph:  Francois Lo Presti/AFP via Getty Images

At least 27 people drowned in the Channel while trying to cross from France to the UK on Wednesday. What happened? An emergency search was sparked a(...)

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Opec expects an oil release from major consumer nations’ reserves led by the United States to swell a surplus in oil markets by 1.1 million barrels pe(...)

French police officers examine a deflated dinghy on the beach in Wimereux near Calais on Thursday. Photograph:  Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

At least one pregnant woman and three children were among the 27 people, mostly Kurds from Iraq or Iran, who drowned trying to cross the Channel in an(...)

Origin Enterprises said its first quarter showed strong growth.

Agri-services group Origin Enterprises said it had a strong start to its fiscal year as autumn and winter planting levels were favourable. The first(...)

A growing body of evidence suggests that Fluffy and Fido play little to no role in its spread – and rarely fall ill themselves. Photograph: iStock

Over the past year, coronavirus vaccines have gone into billions of human arms – and into the fuzzy haunches of an ark’s worth of zoo animals. Jaguar(...)

Graham Dwyer at Dún Laoghaire court, where he was charged with the murder of Elaine O’Hara, in 2013. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Many people are angry about the dramatic but predictable guidance opinion issued by the European Court of Justice’s advocate general on the Graham Dwy(...)

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