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The UK introduced a 2% ‘Digital Services Tax’ last month. File photograph: Getty

Technology giants should be subject to a 6 per cent “windfall tax”, with the money going towards a rescue package for the embattled Irish media indust(...)

World Press Freedom Day: “Lyra ... was fearless, as the women of Derry are fearless, and they will not be intimidated by sinister threats daubed on signposts in the dark of night.” Photograph: PA

The vulnerability of journalists like Lyra McKee - and of journalism - has been highlighted at an event to mark World Press Freedom day. Séamus Dool(...)

Theresa May arrives in Dublin this evening seeking further leeway on the Border backstop

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives in Dublin this evening seeking further leeway on the Border backstop. She will be hoping today’s warning fr(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and President Donald Trump at the White House in March: Trump’s attacks on the press have escalted since he became president. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Following the fatal shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland last week, the Committee to Protect Journalists reported that the(...)

Ivor Prickett of Ireland won  first prize news stories at the World Press Photo Awards 2018. His photographs included  this of civilians who had remained in west Mosul during the battle to retake the city

There’s a certain visual diet of war that’s unflinchingly consumed. Wide shots of destruction where people, whether alive or mere remnants of those wh(...)

It’s World Cucumber Day today – and just to show we’ve really lost the run of ourselves, you can look forward to Take Your Plant For A Walk Day next month

When Van Morrison once sang that there’d be days like this he probably didn’t mean there’d actually be days like this, days like cucumber day. But it(...)

Winner of the World Press Photo 2016  photographer Burhan Ozbilici (right) and Lars Boering  of the World Press Photo Foundation during the announcement in Amsterdam on Monday. Photograph:   Jeroen Jumelet/EPA

The decision by the World Press Photo jury to award their main prize to an image of the murder of Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov in an Ankara art ga(...)

From the book of photographs  The Republic: Workers picking vegetables in a field near Navan, Co Meath, part of the exhibition Home is Another Place at the Little Museum of Dublin. Photograph: Seamus Murphy

Seamus Murphy texts me from the metro in Washington DC. There are huge crowds, he says, pink everywhere. The London-based Irish photographer has been(...)

NewsBrands Ireland said the State’s defamation laws had a chilling effect on the media’s role as the watchdog of the public. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

It is time for Ireland’s defamation laws to be “brought into line with the rest of Europe”, NewsBrands Ireland has said. In a statement to mark Wor(...)

Afghan policemen and firefighters inspect the wreckage of a bus  hit by a suicide bomb attack in an area near the Russian embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, January 20th, 2016. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters

A suicide car bomber targeted a van carrying journalists working for a private Afghan television channel on Wednesday, killing seven people during eve(...)