UK shadow chancellor Ed Balls: “Why, in the five years since this government was first given information about how HSBC helped people evade tax, has there only been one prosecution out of 1,100 individuals identified?”

Oxfam Ireland is urging European leaders to make tax more transparent after the revelation that the HSBC’s Swiss banking arm helped wealthy customers(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been urged by Oxfam to ‘drive concrete discussion’ on tackling global inequality at the world economic forum in Davos. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been urged by Oxfam to “drive concrete discussion’’ on tackling global inequality at this week’s world economic forum in Davo(...)

 EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in an interview with French daily ‘Libération’,  said he had been “weakened” by the Lux leaks scandal. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The Revenue Commissioners are examining the more than 28,000 pages of leaked PricewaterhouseCoopers documents concerning tax deals struck with the Lux(...)

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Tax experts responsible for the G20-led reform of international tax rules are discussing ways to bar corporations from using internal loans that bear (...)

Models of pandas form part of an environmental protest  near  St Peter’s  Basilica in the  Vatican City. Its lights were turned off for 60 minutes on Saturday to raise awareness of the danger of global climatic change. Photograph: EPA/Angelo Carconi

Millions of people will go hungry due to climate change cutting food production worldwide by 2 per cent per decade even as the demand for food (...)

Oxfam Ireland chief executive Jim Clarken: stressed that the report should not be interpreted as an “anti-wealthy rant”.

Deepening financial inequality in Ireland has grown to the extent that by 2009 the top 1 per cent of the country’s wealthiest people earned more than (...)

United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon and Polish prime minister Donald Tusk at the Convention on Climate Change COP19 conference in Warsaw yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Last month UN scientists unveiled the first volume of a comprehensive report detailing the global impact of climate change. Volumes two and three will(...)

Relatives show pictures of missing garment workers in the wake of the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, outside Dhaka in April

The announcement by Primark that it will pay long-term compensation to those who suffered after a Bangladesh factory collapsed six months ago has led (...)

Councillors to vote over proposals for charity shops on Grafton Street. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Charities will learn tonight whether they are to be banned from opening shops that fund their work on Dublin’s Grafton Street.Dublin city councillors (...)

Six Easter eggs per household are expected to be eaten this weekend. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Irish households have been urged to recycle more packaging from the 12m Easter eggs to be consumed in the coming days as Oxfam has warned over (...)