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Tennis champion and equality campaigner Billie Jean King: ‘You’ve got to have visibility.’ Photograph: Glyn Kirk / AFP

Women around the world will have to wait another two centuries for the global gender gap to fully close. That’s what the World Economic Forum predict(...)

Passengers at the departure gates at terminal 1 in Dublin airport on Thursday. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

The public debate in Ireland since the pandemic struck has revealed a prevalent assumption that travelling outside the island means going on holiday. (...)

Plans for the review, which is expected to be completed at the end of 2021, will be brought to Cabinet by Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government is to initiate a wide-ranging review of the “fragmented” childcare sector that will pave the way for the introduction of a new childcar(...)

European Commission president Ursula Von Der Leyen: ‘We are full of admiration for how the Irish people... have overcome very, very difficult times.’ Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The vast investment unleashed by the European Union’s budget and recovery package deal this week will prevent the economic damage of the coronavirus p(...)

File photo. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

The cost of providing a State-run childcare service could be as much as €2 billion annually, an internal analysis by the Department of Children and Yo(...)

Supermarket workers: the pandemic unemployment benefit was more than some of these workers were paid ordinarily.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Pope Francis, in a recent address, referred to “a pandemic of poverty” throughout the world. Almost 15 per cent of the world’s population live in extr(...)

French education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer speaks in the National Assembly on July 16th, in Paris. Photograph: Francois Guillot/AFP via Getty Images

France’s government, students, teachers and parents agree on one point: 2019-2020 has been a lost school year. Education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer(...)

Pascal Saint-Amans of the OECD, who is leading a global initiative on tax reform.  Photograph: Conor Mulhern

In the 1920s my grand-aunt Emily Brenan studied economics in Cambridge where, though successfully completing her studies, as a woman she was never awa(...)

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager ordered Apple in 2016 to pay €13.1bn in back taxes. Photograph: John Thys/AFP via Getty Images

Paul Gallagher, the State’s Attorney General during the depths of the financial crisis, has had a busy time getting back up to speed since Taoiseach M(...)

The Apple logo at its 5th Avenue location in New York. Apple had Irish companies at the heart of its international tax structure but the objective was to defer the payment of US tax rather than avoid Irish or other EU taxes. Photograph: John Taggart/EPA

The General Court of the European Union rejected all lines of reasoning put forward by the Competition Commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, in her origin(...)

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