Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Kristalina Georgieva speaks in Washington DC

Trade policy uncertainty and geopolitical tensions are still exerting a downward pressure on global growth, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has (...)

Robot tractors demonstrate their capabilities in Iwamizawa, on Hokkaido, Japan. Photograph: The New York Times

Removing the tiny eyes that pockmark potatoes is dull, repetitive and time-consuming work – perfect, it would seem, for robots in a country where the (...)

Anglo Irish Bank and its clients epitomised the easy-money culture of the Celtic Tiger era. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

The bailout Arguably the seminal moment in Ireland’s recent economic history. In late 2010, the country was imploding financially. The crash had sent(...)

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European Central Bank policy makers meeting in Frankfurt this week will discuss the prospect of launching their own digital currency, according to eur(...)

Located in the heart of the community, St Andrew’s Resource Centre on Pearse Street in Dublin city centre  is easily accessible and proactively engages with local people as their needs and aspirations change. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The search for “joined-up government” is a constant theme in the pursuit of more effective public policies. As the functions of government have develo(...)

A document prepared by the Danish government pushes for “strengthened” standards and sanctions in relation to tax avoidance and evasion. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

A group of European Union countries is calling for the bloc to cast a wider net when listing tax havens and to consider imposing stricter sanctions fo(...)

An anti-riot policeman in Zimbabwe tackles a woman  as police  disperse a crowd gathered to hear an address by MDC  Alliance Nelson Chamisa in Harare. Photograph: Jekesai Njikizana/AFP

The atmosphere in his organisation’s Harare office feels moulded by suspicion and fear but Peter Mutasa, president of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade U(...)

Ajai Chopra of the IMF in Dublin. Illustration: Eoin Coveney

So it was a mistake, all that austerity, all those cuts that blighted people’s lives, all that squalor, all that doubling of child poverty, all that c(...)

Recent unrest in Haiti – one of the Digicel’s most important markets. Photograph:  Valerie Baeriswyl/AFP/via Getty Images

Nicole Laframboise, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) economist, didn’t mince her words on Monday when she wrapped up the fund’s latest review of t(...)

President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin

President Michael D Higgins has launched a blistering attack on what he describes as the prevailing doctrine of neoliberal market fundamentalism , cla(...)

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