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The 50th World Economic Forum in Davos is taking place under the umbrella theme of ‘renewing the concept of stakeholder capitalism’.

Chief executives are less confident about their companies’ sales growth than at any time in the past decade with some 53 per cent of business leaders (...)

Preparing for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland: The climate crisis and sustainability are shaping up to dominate the event this year. Photograph: Denis Balibouse

European commissioner for trade Phil Hogan has stepped in to address business leaders attending IDA Ireland’s annual dinner at Davos this week, as the(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a TV  interview on the closing day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in  January  2019.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe have pulled out of joining the global elite at the World Economic Forum in Davos next(...)

 Krampus, a horned creature who accompanies Saint Nicholas on his rounds. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

In most English-speaking countries, the worst fate a naughty child can expect on Christmas is an absence of gifts (or, in the US, coal). Children in o(...)

A Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vest) protester holds the  French tricolour. Photograph: Ian Langsdon

Dozens of masked and hooded anarchists clashed with riot police in Paris on Wednesday, burning bins, smashing property and hurling bottles and rocks,(...)

Picos de Europa Mountains.

“Vamos, amigos!” Andres said, as I looked down at the gushing waters of the Deva River in La Hermida Gorge, roughly 100m below the cliff where I am ha(...)

What harm would it be to spend a day at home with the fire on and the curtains drawn, snuggled up with family, cats or dogs?   Photograph: Alan Betson

Is it going to be one massive damp squib or could it be lockdown by Wednesday teatime, the rest of the week cancelled and nothing but tinned food to s(...)

Counteract the effects of winter by making use of the sun when you have it.

As nights draw in and the thermostat drops we all may feel inclined to withdraw indoors, but it’s still not clear what impact winter really has on our(...)

Liscannor in Co Clare is the perfect base for visiting the dramatic Cliffs of Moher
Eight car free Irish breaks
  • Travel
  • October 1, 2016, 00:00

When it feels like you spend half your day driving to work and the other half driving home, the prospect of hitting the road for a weekend break can (...)