General Secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) Patricia King has said some policy decisions of the Labour Party had ‘caused angst’ within the trade union movement.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The_Irish_Times

General Secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) Patricia King has said some policy decisions of the Labour Party had “caused angst” wit(...)

EU commissioner Pierre Moscovici seeks a ‘level playing field’ in terms of corporate tax:  Photograph: AFP

EU member states must move towards a “level-playing field” in terms of corporate tax, the EU’s economics chief warned yesterday as he criticised the “(...)

European commissioner for economic and financial affairs Pierre Moscovici hopes his tax avoidance package will be welcomed. Photograph: EPA

A planned crackdown on tax avoidance by multinationals in EU countries could work in part to Ireland’s advantage, according to some tax experts. Howev(...)

Davos: This year, the World Economic Forum was once again haunted by the question of wealth inequality.  REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

As the sun went down on another World Economic Forum, and the last helicopter left the skies over Davos, debate had already begun about the purpose o(...)

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is one of  the 62 individuals who are now worth the same amount as the poorest half of the global population.

As the great and the good prepare to gather in the Swiss resort of Davos for the World Economic Forum, an annual gathering of leading political andbus(...)

The Oxfam report highlights the role that “an ever more elaborate system of tax havens” is playing in the deepening divide, calling for a “global approach to end the era of tax havens”. Photograph: Getty Images

The world’s 62 wealthiest individuals now own the same as the poorest half of the global population, according to a new report on wealth inequality pu(...)

The Trocaire charity puts 91 cent of every €1 donated towards its charitable work. Photograph: Kim Haughton

If giving to charity was on your agenda over the festive season, you may wonder how much of your donation ended up going to your worthy cause. It’s(...)

French foreign affairs Minister Laurent Fabius, president-designate of COP21,  on a giant screen as he speaks at the final session at the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 12th, 2015. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

As the Paris COP21 accord with its unprecedented collective global response to climate change was being ratified on Saturday evening, it was inevitabl(...)

Three environmentalists wear polar bear costumes as they take part in a demonstration near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, as the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) on Saturday.  Photograph: Reuters

The draft Paris climate agreement represents “the beginning of the end of the fossil fuel era”, according to Kumi Naidoo, executive director at Greenp(...)

French Foreign affairs minister and acting president of the COP21, Laurent Fabius. Photograph: EPA/Ian Langsdon

There are growing indications the deadline for the historic global agreement on climate change will continue into Saturday. A new draft of the Paris (...)