The Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the launch of a Europe-wide Report by the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Today’s report by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee on the issue of Google’s tax affairs is another media story that brings to internatio(...)

Megaphone diplomacy: did Bono really prolong violent conflict in the North? Photograph: Reuters/Tim Wimborne

Book Review: The Frontman: Bono (In the Name of Power) by Harry Browne. (Verso, 180pp, £9.99) Bono. No, wait – don’t go away! It’s okay – we’(...)

Aythor Harry Browne described  Bono as “an ambassador for imperial exploitation”. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

The author of a new book that criticises Bono’s advocacy work has said the book “has a lot of flaws, was written pretty quickly” and was not his “life(...)