Friday April 24, 2015
Three men have been given jail sentences ranging from eight to ten years after they pleaded guilty to drug trafficking arising out of the seizure of more than a tonne of cocaine on a yacht off the southwest coast last year.
Friday April 10, 2015
US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro will share the same stage today in an encounter rich with symbolism as their countries set aside decades of mistrust and attempt to restore diplomatic relations.
Tuesday March 10, 2015
The United States has declared Venezuela a national security threat and ordered sanctions against seven officials from the oil-rich country in the worst bilateral diplomatic dispute since socialist President Nicolas Maduro took office in 2013.
Wednesday February 11, 2015
Packaging group Smurfit Kappa has reported a 2% increase in revenues for the year to the end of December, while its pre-tax profits rose by 29%.
Friday January 23, 2015
Brent crude has risen on uncertainty over Saudi oil output following the death of King Abdullah.
Tuesday January 13, 2015
OPEC will not cut its oil output to support prices but expects higher-cost producers to do so, the United Arab Emirates energy minister insisted today.
Tuesday December 09, 2014
Brent crude oil hit a fresh five-year low today before rebounding to near $67 a barrel, as some buyers emerged in the hope that prices are bottoming following a more than 40% slide since June.
Friday December 05, 2014
A man arrested after a major drug seizure off the Cork coast has been jailed in England for 16 years for conspiracy to import cocaine into the UK, worth up to an estimated £160m.
Thursday December 04, 2014
World oil prices are now nearly 40% lower than they were in June.
Monday December 01, 2014
Brent crude oil has fallen on to a five-year low below $68 before recovering most of the losses as investors looked for a price floor after last week's OPEC decision not to cut production.