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The WEF gathering of political and corporate leaders, alongside a smattering of celebrities, at Davos  has itself been criticised for perceived elitism. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Ireland is the world’s eighth-most “inclusive” advanced economy, based on a measure from the World Economic Forum (WEF), which goes beyond economic gr(...)

US president Donald Trump  ignited outrage last week by referring to African and Haitian immigrants as coming from ‘sh**hole countries’. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Irish groups have expressed concern about the impact of possible changes in policy on immigrants and the undocumented as the US Senate looks set to co(...)

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar tweeted his support for the online #TrasnaNadTonnta initiative. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

A campaign encouraging Irish speakers abroad to post social media messages as Gaeilge got underway on Monday morning with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tweet(...)

The ranking marks an improvement on Ireland’s 12th place among 29 advanced economies in a previous report published by the WEF, organisers of the annual Davos conference taking place this week.

Ireland is the world’s eighth-most “inclusive” advanced economy, based on a measure from the World Economic Forum (WEF), which looks beyond economic g(...)

Stripe co-founder John Collison (pictured) and his brother Patrick were added to the list of Irish billionaires last year, according to a report by Oxfam. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A record surge in the number of billionaires globally last year, when one was created every two days, has fuelled an “inequality crisis”, according to(...)

Leo Varadkar:  if there was no Government aviation policy in place “half of the country’s regional airports would close down”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has admitted the country’s “very high income tax rates are a serious problem” in attracting talent into the economy. Addressin(...)

Kerry babies: one option might be for the Cabinet to abandon the tribunal’s findings. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government is to consider how it can distance the State from the report of the tribunal into the Kerry babies case. In 1985 the tribunal conclud(...)

US Vice President Mike Pence greeting American troops in Shannon airport. Photograph: Twitter

US Vice President Mike Pence greeted American soldiers at Shannon Airport on Saturday on his way to the Middle East. Mr Pence shook hands and posed (...)

Joanne Hayes at the Tralee inquiry in 1985. This week’s apology to  Hayes by An Garda Síochána coincided with the Dáil debate on the recommendation that the Eighth Amendment be repealed. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

“Ireland is changing mother Tell yourself, tell your sons” (from “Ireland is Changing Mother”, by Rita Ann Higgins, 2011) Women suspected of being(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin outside Leinster House this week. Cork South West’s Margaret Murphy O’Mahony downplayed suggestions of rival groupings emerging but said the “mixed views” had to be heard. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Fianna Fáil TDs who are against changing Ireland’s abortion laws are demanding that their voices be heard in the referendum campaign as divisions open(...)

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