Yanis Varoufakis

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Richard Tice and Tim Martin address the crowd from the bus at Towcester. Photograph: Patrick Freyne

In the carpark of a garden centre in Towcester around 200 people are gathering around a big white bus bearing the legend “Stop the Brexit Betrayal”. T(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina after last weekend’s result was announced. Photograph: Tom Honan

So the dogs have the paws under the presidential table again and the sitting tenants have the lease renewed for another seven years. No doubt the mess(...)

Dublin’s IFSC. A new study estimates that foreign multinationals shifted $106 billion   of corporate profits to Ireland in 2015. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Ireland is the biggest “tax haven” in the world used by multinationals to shelter profits, according to a new study by economists from the United Stat(...)

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis: “Ireland is a divided society. There are two Irelands. There is the real Ireland which remains depressed.” Photograph: EPA/Bernd Von Jutrczenka

Ireland is a tax haven “free-riding” on the rest of Europe, and remains deeply divided since the crash, former Greek finance minister and author Yanis(...)

 Heather Humphreys was one of a number of senior figures from both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to rule out coalition with Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin and Fine Gael are like “oil and water” and will not mix or share power in a future coalition, a Cabinet Minister has said. Heather Humphrey(...)

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte leaves his house in Rome, on Friday. The prospect of an autumn election in Italy has receded for now. Photograph: EPA/Massimo Percossi

A successful populist is a master opportunist. But, as in chess, his success also owes something to his opponent’s missteps, his short-sightedness, hi(...)

Former Greek finance minister and author Yanis Varoufakis introduced himself as ‘a failed finance minister from a bankrupt state’. Photograph: Alina Kisina

On Sunday, at the eighth iteration of Kilkenomics, casually dressed international economists stroll Kilkenny’s windy streets having strange interactio(...)

Yannis Varoufakis: ‘You [Irish] are such a weird and wonderful people.’ File image: EPA/Marta Perez

Is President Trump going to be allowed to fire nukes and end the world? No, according to former presidential adviser and apparent deep-state operative(...)

File image of former minister for finance Michael Noonan sitting beside his Greek counterpart, Yanis Varoufakis, at a European Stability Mechanism board of governors meeting. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Seating plans are tricky matters. Family tensions, past loves and potential awkward silences complicate decisions. However, if this is difficult for (...)

With the changing political landscape in the EU, Greece’s position becomes ever more uncertain. Germany’s post-election attitude to Greece will hardly(...)

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