Google’s controversial £130 million 10-year deal with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on back taxes could be investigated by the European Commission following complaints. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

British prime minister David Cameron has insisted he would be “very happy” for the European Commission to examine the UK’s controversial tax deal with(...)

The City Reptrak index for 2015 saw Dublin rise five places from last year, with a score of 72.68 out of 100. Photograph: David Sleator

Dublin has risen five places to 22nd in a list of cities that have the best and worst reputations. According to the City Reptrak index for 2015, Sy(...)

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, COP21 president Laurent Fabius and François Hollande after the climate change accord was adopted in Paris. Photograph: François Mori/AP Photo

Laurent Fabius, France’s foreign minister and president of the COP21 UN climate conference, announced that an accord had been reached at 4.30am Saturd(...)

From left are Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change; United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius, and president-designate of COP21 and French President Francois Hollande celebrating  final agreement  at the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 12th, 2015. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Success has many parents, and there will be no shortage of people attempting to take credit for concluding the Paris accords - the most serious attemp(...)

One of the undercover officers, Mark Kennedy, made several visits to Ireland, including attending a Shell to Sea workshop in Mayo. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Campaigners opposed to the Corrib gas project have paid tribute to seven women in Britain who have received an apology from the Metropolitan Police f(...)

The ink is dry at last on the rumoured £8 million deal for Northern Ireland’s only five-star golf resort

It has taken the best part of a year to finalise, but the ink is finally dry on the rumoured £8 million deal for Northern Ireland’s only five-star gol(...)

The five-star, 600-acre property sits on its own peninsula between the shorelines of Lough Erne and Castle Hume Lough, close to Enniskillen

Northern Ireland’s only five star resort has been sold for an estimated €11 million to a group of US investors led by financier Michael Saliba, it was(...)

Not such a bad spot: Ireland scored highly in terms of having friendly and welcoming people and a beautiful country

Ireland has been ranked in 11th place out of 55 countries in a new survey ranking nations by their reputation. The Republic was ranked ahead of the (...)

“Thirty years (to the day) since Live Aid and its model of celebrities backing global campaigns, the approach seems alive and well.”... Photograph:  Terry Thorp

Celebrities seem super-busy backing big causes this summer: One Direction is backing Action/2015, Chris Martin and Ed Sheeran are lining up for the Gl(...)

  Liberian nurses in 2014 carrying  the body of an Ebola victim from a home   on the outskirts of Monrovia  . Photograph:L EPA/Ahmed Jallanzo

British Prime Minister David Cameron will award Ebola medals on Tuesday to UK citizens who served in West Africa over the last nine months. Two GOAL (...)