PwC partner Doone O’ Doherty addresses The Irish Times/PwC Tax Summit. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

While employment is almost back to pre-crash levels, the composition of the Irish labour market is entirely changed from 2007. The number of Irish wo(...)

Vice Admiral Mellett: nominated by government as chair of the EU’s military committee, the highest military role in the union. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government is to nominate the chief of staff of the Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, for appointment to the highest military position w(...)

Conroy Gold chairman Prof Richard Conroy. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Conroy Gold chairman Prof Richard Conroy did not abuse his power when he blocked the election of shareholder Patrick O’Sullivan and two others to the (...)

Hillary Clinton has revealed she considered  including a universal basic income as a central policy plank in her 2016 election campaign. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

In her campaign memoir What Happened, published this week, Hillary Clinton makes a startling revelation about what might have been the central policy (...)

 Brussels’ new   site aimed at countering Russian propaganda – “EU vs disinfo”, euvsdisinfo.eu – makes for compulsive reading, documenting the more far-flung claims – 3,000 in the last year – and tracking their emergence

The Danes, if one is to believe the story, are opening brothels for zoophiles. They – the zoophiles, not the Danes – are people with a sexual fixation(...)

A Europe-wide basic income ‘would provide our national welfare states with a common floor’. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The idea of providing an unconditional basic income to every citizen “used to be regarded as the fantasy of a handful of lunatics,” Philippe Van Parij(...)

Wine sales: drinking up

We like a glass of wine, or two, or maybe more, to judge by the Irish Wine Association’s (IWA) report for last year. Wine sales grew to nine million c(...)

Wine consumption in Ireland hit a record-equalling 9 million last year, matching the figure for 2011. Photograph: PA

Irish wine sales are booming again with a record-equalling 9 million cases sold last year, according to a report from the Irish Wine Association (IWA)(...)

When he and Melania in their his-and-hers, salt-and-pepper baseball caps faced the television cameras in Corpus Christi, Texas, early Tuesday afternoon, he was already itching to take a victory lap. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

I would like to believe that what fascinated Donald Trump about the floodwaters of Texas and pulled him to the state Tuesday were the scenes of human (...)

 Donald Trump and former Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio in Iowa in January 2016. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Donald Trump has defended his widely condemned decision to pardon Joe Arpaio, calling the former sheriff in Arizona a “patriot” and launching a counte(...)