The use of Fás’s credit card to pay over $900 for a three-ball golf match at Orlando Florida Grand Cypress Resort Golf was defended as “developing relationships”. Photograph: Getty Images

If there was a moment which crystallised public outrage over State officials’ sense of entitlement and disregard for taxpayers’ money, it came on the (...)

Afghans donate blood for those injured in Kunduz fighting, in Kabul, Afghanistan. The bombing of a hospital in Kunduz killed 22 people, 12 of them Médecins Sans Frontières staff. Photograph: Hedayatullah Amid/EPA

While the US frequently calls for the transfer of high-profile fugitives into the hands of the International Criminal Court, it has been notable this (...)

Ireland will have to act wisely, observing which way the wind is blowing, measuring its response, and all the while seeking to preserve the benefits of its vital foreign direct investment sector

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing in relation to the taxation of multinationals. Whether it’s Margaret Hodge in Westmi(...)

A handout provided by Medecins Sans Frontieres shows the hospital in Kunduz. Photograph: MSF handout/EPA 0:51

Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has said it is ‘disgusted’ by Afghan government claims justifying a suspected US air strike that kill(...)

Surgeons work inside a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital after the  air strike in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Photograph: Reuters 0:51

Médecins Sans Frontières has demanded that an independent international body investigate the air strike that hit an Afghan hospital on Saturday, kill(...)

Uphill battle: the aftermath of air strikes in Kafr Nabel, a town in Idlib province. Photograph: Hadi al-Abdallah via AP

The timeline of Syria’s grinding civil war is dotted with illusory turning points. These were atrocities or grim milestones that the world assumed wou(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin’s decision this week to launch air strikes on Syria marks a dramatic escalation of foreign involvement in a 4-year-old civil war in which every major country in the region has a stake. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters 1:29

Russia bombed Syria for a third day on Friday, mainly hitting areas held by rival insurgent groups rather than the Islamic State fighters it said it w(...)

 Sculptures in animal shapes adorn the deck of a barge, as part of an art installation entitled ‘Climate Noah’s Ark’ by artist Gad Weil, near the Eiffel Tower, in Paris5. The  installation draws attention to climate change ahead of the upcoming  climate summit  in Paris in December. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

Plans submitted by 140 nations to limit their greenhouse gases would go some way towards tackling climate change, but not enough to prevent the plane(...)

Rowan County clerk Kim Davis celebrates her release from the Carter County Detention centre in Grayson, Kentucky in September. Photograph: Chris Tilley/Reuters

In a highly unusual move, the Holy See has appeared to distance itself from Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky clerk who was briefly jailed last mo(...)

US president Barack Obama leaves the podium after speaking on the shooting at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College, at the White House. Photograph: Kevin Dietsch/EPA

US president Barack Obama angrily said on Thursday America had made a “political choice” to allow mass shootings like the one in Oregon to occur and b(...)