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Dr Carmen Hijosa founded Ananas Anam in 2013.

Spanish designer and entrepreneur Dr Carmen Hijosa, now living in Dun Laoghaire, has been named a finalist for the European Inventor Award 2021 for he(...)

US President Joe Biden’s broader goal is to  end what officials have described as a race-to-the-bottom on global taxation. Photograph: Leigh Vogel/Pool/EPA

The Biden administration is calling for the world’s biggest multinational companies to pay levies to national governments based on their sales in each(...)

 US president Joe Biden: he  plans to increase the US corporate tax rate to 28% to help pay for a  $2 trillion splurge on infrastructure. Photograph:  Getty Images

On Monday US Treasury secretary Janet Yellen called on other countries to join in setting a global minimum tax for corporations as she vowed to reasse(...)

Vincent Fahy, 1928-2021

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

Palestinians wait to receive doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19vaccine, in Hebron in the  West Bank, earlier this week. The global vaccine rollout is uneven and, relative to the challenges, too slow. Photograph: Getty

The recovery from the shock of the pandemic is here. It is driven, above all, by the arrival of vaccines, but also by an improvement in our ability to(...)

Protesters build a roadblock on a bridge in Yangon, Myanmar, on Tuesday. Photograph: The New York Times

Bank tellers’ windows are gathering dust. Cargo at the port sits uncollected. And in grand government ministries in Naypyitaw, the capital of Myanmar,(...)

Prof Joseph Stiglitz. Photograph: Eric Luke

Since the second World War, most countries have used gross domestic product (GDP) as the core metric for prosperity and for generally gauging how well(...)

A Canadian company linked to coding errors which led to some  Leaving Cert students receiving incorrect grades has defended its work. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A Canadian company linked to coding errors which led to thousands of Leaving Cert students receiving incorrect grades last year has defended the quali(...)

Lives Lost: Vincent Buckley from Cork, 1926-2020.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

 An anti-government protester carries a national flag as other burn tyres   during a protest against the power cuts, the high cost of living, the low purchasing power of the Lebanese pound at Bchara Khoury  in Beirut, Lebanon. Photograph: Wael Hamzeh/EPA

Angry Lebanese have blocked main highways across the country in protest against economic crisis, mismanagement, corruption, political deadlock and Cov(...)

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