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US president Donald Trump:  the saga over the government funding bill and the border wall is a poor reflection on his governance skills. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

It says a lot about the workings of the US government that it was Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell who first announced to the nation that presid(...)

The FBI Wanted Poster for Monica Elfriede Witt (Fatemah Zahra, Narges Witt).

Whatever turned Monica Witt from the US air force and the world of Washington defence contractors and took her to Iran as an alleged defector and spy,(...)

Speaker of the House, Democrat Nancy Pelosi  speaks during a press briefing on the 27th day of a partial government shutdown. Photograph: Reuters/Joshua Roberts

US president Donald Trump has cancelled the US delegation’s trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos as the impasse over the US government shutdown d(...)

  Paschal Donohoe  with Christine Lagarde: the Minister is in Washington for meetings with senior officials from the Trump administration and   the IMF. Photograph: Marty Katz/ washingtonphotographer.com

There is no scope to reopen Britain’s withdrawal agreement with the European Union, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said. In a speech to the(...)

There is no scope to reopen Britain’s withdrawal agreement with the European Union, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said.

There is no scope to reopen Britain’s withdrawal agreement with the European Union, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said. In a speech to th(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe confirmed   that a new agreement between  Revenue   and the Maltese tax authorities will close the loophole. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Revenue is closing a loophole that allows US multinationals to avoid tax by channelling cash through Malta. Using a structure dubbed the “single malt(...)

 The OECD logo. The organisation has now set its sights on passport-for-investment and residence-for-investment schemes

All too often Ireland finds itself in the crosshairs when it comes to issues of tax avoidance and unfair tax competition, especially within the EU. At(...)

Ireland’s corporation tax roadmap outlines the action Ireland is taking as part of international tax reform efforts. Photograph: iStock

A little over a month ago the Department of Finance published Ireland’s corporation tax roadmap. The roadmap takes stock of the changing international(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. The Government is opposed to proposals from the European Commission for a digital services tax.  Photograph: Tom Honan

Ireland has stepped up its campaign against digital tax proposals from the European Commission in a joint submission with three other states, warning (...)

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket, with the Nasa Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) onboard, launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, US. Photograph: Nasa/Bill Ingalls/Nasa/Reuters

A Nasa satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earth’s ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation has been launched into polar orbit. A (...)

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