Senator Frances Black called the settlements ‘a gross violation of international law’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A Bill prohibiting the importation of Israeli goods produced in settlements in the Palestinian territories looks set to pass in the Seanad on Wednesda(...)

The Citizens’ Assembly has called for the ‘eradication of single use plastics particularly in supermarkets and the imposition of penalties for failure to comply’. Photograph: Getty Images

The Citizens’ Assembly has submitted a series of extra recommendations to the Government on tackling climate change, including a call for more rigorou(...)

Minister for Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten insisted: ‘This is a fair deal for Ireland and a good day for climate.’ File image: Reuters/Yves Herman

EU environment ministers have agreed national emissions-reduction targets in a push to show how the bloc is delivering on its climate goals ahead of U(...)

Europe’s commitment to the Paris accord on climate change reaches a critical point on Friday with negotiations between member states on the EU’s ‘cornerstone measures’

The Government has been accused of availing of a series of “concessions and loopholes” which will allow Ireland to reduce its commitments to curbing c(...)

CeBaS director Prof Andy Prothero: Businesses are doing a lot of positive things in their approach to society and we want to support them in that

Yesterday marked the launch of a brand new and very different type of research centre at UCD College of Business. The UCD Centre for Business and Soci(...)

 Panama-based Mossack Fonseca’s  offices: Documents leaked from the law firm 12 months ago  prompted over 150 official inquiries, audits or investigations in over 79 countries around the world but little has changed. Photograph:  Rodrigo Arangua/AFP/Getty Images

This week marks one year since the publication of the Panama Papers when 11.5 million documents were leaked from Panamanian law-firm Mossack Fonseca t(...)

An Apple MacBook in the European Parliament. The EU Commission claims Ireland has granted illegal tax benefits to Apple. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

Of various concerns about the European Commission’s ruling on Apple, perhaps the most uncomfortable is that the arrangement between Ireland and Apple (...)

British prime minister David Cameron: the Panama Papers revelations put pressure on him because of his late father Ian Cameron’s use of an offshore company. Photograph:  Leon Neal/Pool

World leaders gather in London on Thursday for an anti-corruption summit as the fallout from the Panama Papers revelations continues to prompt calls (...)

A file picture shows a general view of high-rise buildings in Panama City. The data leak involves  documents from one of the world’s largest offshore law firms, Mossack Fonseca, based in Panama.

A number of charities have called for concrete action to be taken to tackle elaborate tax avoidances schemes following the publication of the Panama (...)

We came face to face with the use of violence against women in conflict ten years ago in Darfur, Sudan and chose  to no longer merely act as witnesses to it. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

Violence against women and girls is a global issue that knows no respect for geographical boundaries, race, ethnicity, age or class. It happens in tim(...)

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