Boris Johnson  in Downing Street, London this week. File photograph: Peter Summers/Getty

Boris Johnson described himself as “a bit of a Europhile” and his Euroscepticism as “a bit of fun” in private comments to Ireland’s former EU commissi(...)

French economist Thomas Piketty: ‘The profits of big global companies must be declared on a global level.’ Photograph: Ed Alcock/New York Times

Thomas Piketty and Joseph Stiglitz are celebrity economists with a mission to bend capitalism from its liberal, deregulated, inequality-generating tra(...)

Seven Irish, one Briton and 42 French died when the Betelguese went on fire at Whiddy Island in Co Cork in 1979 while a Dutch diver died later during the salvage operation to bring the death toll to 51. Photograph: Paddy Whelan/The Irish Times

A group representing the relatives of the 51 people who perished in the Betelgeuse Disaster in West Cork 40 years ago have urged people to support the(...)

Deliveroo said it was a “unique opportunity” to modernise Ireland’s employment legislation. Photograph: Alan Betson

Delivery group Deliveroo is calling on the Government to amend legislation covering self-employed workers in the on-demand economy to allow companies (...)

US attorney general William Barr: “We will get to the bottom of what happened and there will be accountability,” he said. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

The US attorney general said there were “serious irregularities” at the jail where Jeffrey Epstein died at the weekend while awaiting trial on charges(...)

An undated handout photo made available by The British based Lucy Blackman Trust showing 15-year-old Nora Quoirin from London who is currently missing in Malaysia. Photograph: Lucy Blackman Trust/Handout

The family an Irish girl (15) missing in Malaysia have said she is vulnerable and they fear for her safety. Nora Quoirin, who has special needs, is t(...)

Christine Lagarde and Mario Draghi. They both agree central banks should step in if inflation is weak. Photograph: Getty Images

Christine Lagarde is the surprise nominee to be the next president of the European Central Bank, the body that sets monetary policy for one-fifth of t(...)

Francois De Rugy with his     journalist wife Severine Servat: the environment minister quit following a week of reports   about his high spending on   dinners and costly renovations of his ministerial residence. Photograph:  Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

France’s environment minister resigned on Tuesday following a week of reports by an investigative website about his high spending on private lobster d(...)

Christine Lagarde: being the unlikely candidate has consistently been the making of her. Photograph: Saul Loeb

“No, no, no, no, no, no,” Christine Lagarde said last year when asked if she was interested in running the European Central Bank (ECB). What she meant(...)

Ivanka Trump prepares to deliver a speech on women’s empowerment during the G20 Summit in Osaka on Saturday. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The abiding image from this year’s G20 summit will not be Donald Trump sharing another chuckle with Vladimir Putin. It is the clip of his daughter, Iv(...)

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