The children of Halima Hawad Al Ali and Abdulmouti Al Ibrahim  at their home in Amman, Jordan. Photograph: Ted Nieters

On their small family farm in the countryside north of Aleppo, where Abdelmouti and his wife Halima grew just enough cotton and fruit to sustain their(...)

Minister of State for Finance Simon Harris: says the Government does not agree with the characterisation of the Irish corporation tax system.

Ireland’s corporation tax regime is transparent and robust, Minister of State for Finance Simon Harris has insisted. He told the Dáil the State believ(...)

Ireland will have to act wisely, observing which way the wind is blowing, measuring its response, and all the while seeking to preserve the benefits of its vital foreign direct investment sector

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing in relation to the taxation of multinationals. Whether it’s Margaret Hodge in Westmi(...)

Ibec economist Fergal O’Brien: Ireland not at races when it comes to personal taxation. Photograph: Eric Luke /Irish Times

Proposals to clamp down on multinational tax avoidance are unlikely to alter the amount of tax paid by companies, an Irish tax expert has claimed. Di(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton said she would like to see a minimum “living wage” introduced in Ireland. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has indicated that she would like to see the Government move to pay all State employees a “living wage” which is significantly hi(...)

Sustainable Development Goals will replace the Millennium Development Goals.

President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny will join Pope Francis and leaders from around the globe today in New York to ratify the Sustain(...)

Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Andrew McGrath is a 23-year-old student from Limerick and he wrote to us looking for help in connection with a phone company and a bill pay contrac(...)

 Motasem (left) from Syria and Edel McGinley of the Migrant Rights Centre  at the NGO Coalition meeting about the refugee crisis. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Refugees and migrants accepted into Ireland as part of the European Union’s resettlement efforts risk ending up in direct provision centres, warned th(...)

The Irish patrol ship LÉ Niamh successfully rescued 317 men, 11 women and one child about 58km north of Tripoli in Libya on Saturday. Photograph: Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh arrived at the port of Pozzallo in Sicily at 8.15am on Sunday with 329 refugees and migrants on board after car(...)

Music group Seo Linn. Photograph: Seo Linn website

Stiofán, Keith, Daithí, Cathal, Kevin and Conor are passionate about the Irish language, music and education, and the young men, aged between 22 and 2(...)