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 President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Junker: “Europe cannot and must not be a fortress with its back to the world.”

Growing inequality in Europe, fuelled by some governments’ failure to “deliver the benefits of economic growth to the people” must be tackled if the m(...)

 There was a “culture of poor behaviour” among Oxfam staff sent to help victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, with serious allegations of wrongdoing including sexual abuse of children which were not fully disclosed, a UK Charity Commission inquiry has found. Photograph:  Nick Ansell/PA Wire

There was a “culture of poor behaviour” among Oxfam staff sent to help victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, with serious allegations of wrongdoing in(...)

Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International:  ‘I think we are in a better place, although we still have a journey.’ Photograph: Oxfam International

The executive director of Oxfam International, Winnie Byanyima, says the charity is still working hard to regain the trust of its supporters after a s(...)

March for Climate Change: students on their way to Leinster House on March 15th. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Political discourse in the State is mostly predictable but it can spring big surprises, sometimes from unexpected quarters. On March 15th, children a(...)

The European Parliament is targeting economies that are used for aggressive tax planning by multinationals. Photograph: iStock

The Republic helps big multinationals to engage in aggressive tax planning and the European Commission should regard it as one of five “EU tax havens”(...)

By 2050 there will be roughly 12 billion tonnes of plastic litter in landfills and the environment.

Trying to live sustainably can sometimes feel like an uphill trek without one clear-cut path to the mountaintop. Often a product that might be environ(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  in the Congress Hall during the 49th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph:  EPA/Gian Ehrenzeller

As US president Donald Trump and senior White House officials stayed away from the World Economic Forum (WEF) this week due to a partial government sh(...)

Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai, India. File photograph: Marcos Freire/EyeEm/Getty Images

A mere 1 per cent of India’s population of more than 1.3 billion holds more than half the country’s wealth, a report by Oxfam has revealed. Released(...)

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is  rated as the world’s wealthiest person. Photograph:  Jim Watson/AFP

Billionaires watched their fortunes increase by nearly $2.5 billion (€2.2 billion) per day last year, as the wealth of the world’s poorest dwindled by(...)

Niall Horan pursued his dream of a career in music. Above, performing with One Direction at Croke Park in 2014. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Law school debt Daily regret Is that really what you dreamed as a kid? Or did you hope one day That you’d find a way To spend four years worki(...)

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