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 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(...)

It’s time to clear out and tidy up.

This weekend heralds the busiest time in the clutter-clearing calendar, when homeowners who didn’t get their act together to do a pre-Christmas clear-(...)

The DSPCA is looking for people to sponsor pets this Christmas.

You may well be exhausted from the Christmas rush. But with just a week to go, if you still have gifts to get, why not consider one that can benefit s(...)

Ambai, who fled to a women’s shelter after her husband hit her with a tire iron and put a gun to her neck, in Goroka, Papua New Guinea. Photograph: Ben C Solomon/The New York Times

Claiming that the rice she had cooked for dinner was too hot, Ambai’s husband suddenly punched her in the temple and dragged her out of the house by h(...)

Bruno Le Maire. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

To watch Bruno Le Maire campaigning for EU digital taxation is to see a driven man in full election mode. The French finance minister is not about pol(...)

Leon McCarron is a writer, film-maker, adventurer and “chancer”, who specialises in long-distance, human-powered journeys. Originally from Co Derry, he has cycled from New York to Hong Kong, walked 3,000 miles across China, and trekked 1,000 miles through the Empty Quarter desert.

As humans, we are designed to move at three miles (about 5km) an hour. I am not an evolutionary biologist, but I know this to be true. (I read it in a(...)

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May during the European Union leaders informal summit in Salzburg. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/Reuters

It looks like it’s checkmate for Chequers after EU leaders roundly rejected Theresa May’s proposals at a key summit in Salzburg this week, reiterating(...)

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