Former President and UN Special Envoy on Climate Change Mary Robinson

UN Special Envoy says greater urgency needed to tackle issue

US secretary of state John Kerry leaves the stage after addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.   Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

US secretary of state tells Davos conference more must be done to tackle extremism

IDA chief Martin Shanahan: ’Ireland isnot afraid to be out front. We will play hard and we will compete hard but fair to win.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Tax issues clearer in Ireland than in many other countries, says Martin Shanahan

 Athens, Greece: polls indicate a left-wing party which wants to repudiate Greek loans will take power

Eurogroup chief says room to manoeuvre if new government honours its agreements

French President Francois Hollande: The ECB’s decision “should not stop us from carrying out reforms”

French president commits to faster reforms alongside ECB launch of quantitative easing

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  hosted a dinner with the IDA for more than 40 business executives at a Davos hotel last night. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

Kenny also reveals he has spoken on Trichet at his possible appearance

Governor of the Banks of England Mark Carney and managing director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde smile prior to a panel “A Richer World, but for Whom”at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Bank of England chief says Frankfurt’s plan will preserve prospects of prosperity in Europe

European Commissioner for Economic Affairs Pierre Moscovici: doing his best to keep out of the limelight. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

Quantitative easing could depreciate the euro further

Taoiseach Enda Kenny during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland yesterday. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Fragile recovery threatened by a ‘sense of populism’, Taoiseach says

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