Several broader legal consequences for the Republic would result from UK withdrawal for the EU. Photograph: Getty Images

If the UK decides to leave the European Union, the legal relationships between the UK and the Republic will alter in various ways. Although some chan(...)

Skoda’s long-awaited new SUV was previewed through the Vision-S concept

Alaska seems to be the big thing in car names at the moment. General Motors have long had a massive ‘Denali’ model of its Yukon SUV, named for Alaska’(...)

A small plane flying over the Aiguille du Midi. Photograph: Getty Images

The final stage of the Cosmiques Arête proves icy and requires care with route finding but, having traversed it previously, I fancy I know the way. W(...)

Angel Gurria, secretary general of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): the OECD’s report suggests global FDI increased by 25 per cent to $1.7 trillion in 2015. Photograph: Molly Riley/AFP/Getty Images

Foreign direct investment (FDI) among top industrial countries almost doubled last year with large inflows recorded in Ireland, the Netherlands, Switz(...)

Patricia Daly, left, and Domini Kemp: their new book, The Ketogenic Kitchen, reverses the food pyramid. Photograph: Joanne Murphy

Patricia Daly knew Domini Kemp before they met. In that two degrees of separation way they had a couple of mutual friends. But it wasn’t until 2013 wh(...)

In Switzerland, the only peaceful country to adopt an all-party administration, parliament uses a “magic formula” to give  parties seats  on the seven-person Federal Council.  Introduced in 1959, this “zauberformel” has worked quite well.

Every four years or so, democracy involves a change of parliament. Five million citizens cannot negotiate a new Dáil; there would be chaos; so we have(...)

Cyclists stop to admire the view at an Italian lake. Cycling holidays abroad can take in everything from cycling for pleasure and food to training for a race. Photograph: Thinkstock

Enjoy the highlights of a region by seeing it from the saddle. There is no other mode of transport that will get you more close up to your holiday de(...)

Brazilian parliamenarian Bruno Araujo (centre) celebrates with fellow congressmen after his vote in favour of the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff was enough to confirm the process. Photograph:  Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

When Brazil’s best loved clown Tiririca was elected to congress in 2010 there was much gnashing of teeth among commentators about what his victory sai(...)

Brexit would give UK greater control over tax affairs but freedoms are a double-edged sword. File photograph: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire

The debate on a British exit from the European Union is deep-rooted in sovereignty. It is about the control the UK has over its own laws and regulatio(...)

Last year, we found that Fiat and Starbucks and a number of companies in Belgium had received illegal state aid in the form of selective tax advantages.  Photograph: Alan Betson

In the fall-out from the Panama Papers, one of the issues that has rocketed up the agenda is the question of tax transparency. Today, the European Com(...)