Some observers believe a public country-by-country reporting regime for multinationals will eventually be put in place. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland is to become one of the first countries to introduce measures aimed at ensuring multinationals disclose more information to tax authorities. (...)

The Irish patrol ship LÉ Niamh successfully rescued 317 men, 11 women and one child about 58km north of Tripoli in Libya on Saturday. Photograph: Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh arrived at the port of Pozzallo in Sicily at 8.15am on Sunday with 329 refugees and migrants on board after car(...)

Migrants reach out to get food during their walk out of Budapest  on Friday. Photograph: AP Photo/Frank Augstein

Some call them migrants, some call them refugees. I call them mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters and brothers. The photograph of the little bo(...)

Former President Mary Robinson. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

One in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence, Rosamond Bennett, chairwoman of the Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence (ICGBV)(...)

Laurent Beaudoin, chairman of aircraft manufacturer Bombardier Inc, is one of 79 recipients on the Northern Ireland list

The head of one of Northern Ireland’s largest companies has been honoured in the British new year honours list.The list, published last night, is head(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan at a meeting of  euro-zone finance ministers in Brussels last Friday. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

The revision of the EU anti-money laundering directive being discussed in Brussels could stem the flow of illicit money around the world. It could als(...)

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk (R) and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (L) pose for the media during a meeting in Warsaw, Poland

The outcome of the UN’s 19th climate change conference was thrown into doubt yesterday after developing countries staged a “walk-out” at 4am and Polis(...)

Residents gather In Tacloban amidst the devastation icaused by Typhoon Haiyan

Peter Murtagh in Cebu, the Philippines   The United Nations wants to step up significantly its relief operation in the Philippines and has appealed f(...)

Seeking a way out of the city, residents of Tacloban, Philippines, some injured, gather at the wreckage of the local airport. Photograph: Jes Aznar/The New York Times

Irish charities have renewed appeals for relief aid as new storms threaten to hamper rescue efforts in the Philippines. Plan Ireland chief exec(...)

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