An Oxfam report  claims 51 of the 68 companies lent money by the International Finance Corporation last year for projects in sub-Saharan Africa use tax havens. Photograph:  Farouk Batiche/AFP/Getty Images

Oxfam has criticised the World Bank’s development lending arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), for getting involved in projects with mult(...)

Lindsey Holmes in the kitchen of her house in Sandymount, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Lindsey Holmes established her own public relations consultancy in 1994, and has represented some of the biggest international and home grown talent,(...)

“Big business and wealthy people are paying less and less into the State coffers with the result that there is less to spend on public services,” said Independent TD Mick Wallace. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil has called on Frank Flannery to answer questions arising from the Panama Papers, following publication yesterday of details about the fin(...)

 Syrian refugees arrive at Hannover Airport in  Germany on Monday under the controversial “one for one” plan. Photograph: Holger Hollemann/EPA

The European Commission has welcomed the new refugee deal between the European Union and Turkey as a “more transparent, more organised and more logic(...)

A file picture shows a general view of high-rise buildings in Panama City. The data leak involves  documents from one of the world’s largest offshore law firms, Mossack Fonseca, based in Panama.

A number of charities have called for concrete action to be taken to tackle elaborate tax avoidances schemes following the publication of the Panama (...)

US deputy secretary of state Heather Higginbottom at a conference on the refugee crisis in Geneva, at which she said Washington was seeking to shorten the timeline for resettlement of refugees without compromising security. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

The head of the United Nations has called on wealthy countries to intensify and co-ordinate efforts to take in Syrian refugees and to halt attempts t(...)

Ben Phillips: “Listening to Irish expatriate NGO workers, diplomats, business people, as well to the most inspiring Irish nuns who work in Nairobi’s toughest slums, I was struck by how the values of Ireland’s rebels still inspire such a broad swathe of Irish people today.”

This Easter, people across Ireland are proudly commemorating 100 years since Padraig Pearse and his comrades led the Rising against British Imperial r(...)

Muamua on Vanua Blava Island in Fiji, after Cyclone Winston tore through the island nation. Photograph: New Zealand Defence Force/AP

Fiji began a massive cleanup on Monday after one of the most powerful storms recorded in the southern hemisphere tore through the Pacific island natio(...)

The aftermath of tropical cyclone Winston  in Ba, Fiji. The category 5 tropical cyclone. Photograph: EPA

Downed power lines and flooding are hampering relief efforts in Fiji after one of the most powerful storms recorded in the southern hemisphere tore t(...)

John D’Arcy and his wife Susan: ‘I sincerely believe any young person with talent and a third-level qualification can do better for themselves outside Ireland. I wish I had left 35 years ago.’

Articles in The Irish Times about the appearance of green shoots in the Irish economy mean little to me and my wife. After a lifetime of study and har(...)