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The Corrib Gas field is due to run out in 2025. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Republic this week joined Belize, Costa Rica, France and New Zealand in banning oil exploration. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the United Nations th(...)

Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen:  said China was trying to isolate and demoralise Taiwan, and force it to accept the ‘one country, two systems’ formula. Photograph: David Chang/EPA

In a surprise move, billionaire Terry Gou has opted out of the upcoming Taiwan presidential race, a call that could help unite the Beijing-friendly Ku(...)

Eleven jurisdictions remain on the EU’s tax haven list.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Caribbean island of Dominica has been removed from a European Union list of tax havens, the EU said on Friday. Dominica changed its tax rules to(...)

Daniel O’Connell  was surrendered to UK authorities by detectives from the Garda extradition unit. Photograph: Collins Courts

An Irish man has been surrendered to British authorities for failing to pay a decades-old multimillion-pound fine for tax evasion. Daniel O’Connell ((...)

The Bergfink hammock €24.99 from Jysk

Look of the Danish Just over a week away, the opening of the first Jsyk stores in Naas Retail Park is likely to cause plenty of traffic. The Danish h(...)

 Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán:  seemed ecstatic to see actor Alejandro Edda, who plays him on Netflix’s “Narcos: Mexico” in court. Photograph:  Eduardo Verdugo/AP

After a lengthy 11-week trial in Brooklyn, New York, a jury on Monday began deliberating the case of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug kingpin k(...)

A Providence Resources oil rig off the southwest coast of Ireland. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

A move to ban the issuing of fuel exploration licences in Ireland poses “enormous threats” to Ireland’s energy supply and could have “devastating econ(...)

As well as the Carrickmines development, Victoria Homes has acquired sites in Dublin 14, 16 and 18 and has plans to build more than 2,500 housing units. Photograph:   Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

House builder Victoria Homes has expanded the planning application for its site in Carrickmines, south Co Dublin, to include up to 1,500 homes. This (...)

Chinese vice-president Wang Qishan, Salvadoran politician Medardo Gonzalez  and El Salvador’s foreign minister Carlos Castaneda during their meeting in Beijing on Tuesday. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/Getty Images

China’s “dollar diplomacy” campaign to win over the handful of small countries that still offer diplomatic recognition to self-ruled Taiwan has scored(...)

Jastine Valdez: the 24-year-old is believed to have been abducted and murdered by Mark Hennessy

Three years ago the number of women killed violently in this country, often at the hands of someone they knew, appeared to be falling. In 2015, five (...)

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