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US president Donald Trump’s legal team argues that the articles of impeachment “do not remotely approach the constitutional threshold for removing a president from office”. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

The impeachment trial of US president Donald Trump begins on Tuesday in Washington, amid a renewed push from the Republican-controlled Senate for the (...)

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 (...)

The rich list includes the family of beef magnate Larry Goodman, telecoms businessman Denis O’Brien and the Dunne and Heffernan families behind Dunnes Stores.

Ireland has the fifth-largest number of billionaires per capita in the world, Oxfam said in a report ahead of the World Economic Forum conference in t(...)

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(...)

John Sadleir in 1856. Photograph: Wikimedia

Irish banks and those at their helm, have never been strangers to controversy. The recent tracker mortgage scandal, Anglo Irish loans debacle and even(...)

People cross from San Antonio del Tachira in Venezuela to Cucuta in Colombia through ‘trochas’ – illegal trails – near the Simon Bolivar international bridge, on November 20th 2019. Photograph: Schneyder Mendoza/AFP via Getty

Emma Perez is banging on the heavy metal door of the soup kitchen hoping to get her family something to eat. She arrived in Colombia the previous nigh(...)

Photograph: Getty Images

Life on the run is proving expensive for Carlos Ghosn.The cost of his escape included $14 million (€12.6 million) in forfeited bail money while the op(...)

Rossdohan Island,  in Kenmare Bay, Co Kerry. Photograph:   Don MacMonagle

Jacqui Safra, a member of the billionaire Swiss Lebanese banking family, who financed a string of Woody Allen movies in the 1990s, and owns the Parkna(...)

The Luas passing over O'Connell Bridge in Dublin city. Photograph: iStock

It’s January – the month where people’s lives return to normal after festive celebrations, reunions and fun. The time of the year when people hug thei(...)

Poverty has fallen off the radar for most voters and policy-makers in recent years. Photograph: iStock

We like to think of ourselves as a generous nation that is more sympathetic than most to the plight of those locked in poverty. But are we really? In(...)

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