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Davos brings together entrepreneurs, scientists, corporate and political leaders. Photograph: EPA

It hasn’t been a good week for bats, with the flying mammals being pointed to by some as a potential source of a deadly coronavirus sweeping China tha(...)

Leo Varadkar: “Ireland has obligations to protect the single market”. Photograph: EPA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that a no-deal Brexit would trigger a “major dilemma”, which would require Ireland, the UK and EU to sit down “after a per(...)

Leo Varadkar participating in Thursday’s Davos panel discussion. Photograph: EPA

The Republic is “forever closing loopholes” in our tax system, Leo Varadkar told a panel of European leaders at Davos on Thursday. Mr Varadkar defende(...)

Prince William  and New Zealand’s   prime minister    Jacinda Ardern discuss mental health  during the 49th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph:  Laurent Gillieron/EPA

Appearing on a World Economic Forum panel on Wednesday on mental health, Britain’s Duke of Cambridge, perhaps better known as Prince William, laid a l(...)

George Soros was speaking in Davos on Thursday. Photograph: Getty

George Soros said Facebook and Google are almost monopolies and have purposely fostered addiction among users. “They deliberately engineer addiction (...)

US president Donald Trump meets with Britain’s prime minister Theresa May in Davos. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Theresa May and Donald Trump did their best to put on a united front at the World Economic Forum in Davos in the first meeting of the two leaders sinc(...)

Emmanuel Macron: ‘France is back. France is back at the core of Europe.’ Photograph: Getty

Globalisation is going through a “major crisis”, French president Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday, making “a call to all and every one of us” to pus(...)

Donald Trump hasn’t yet arrived in Davos, but the Swiss town is ready for him. Photograph: AP

Inside Business is a regular podcast from The Irish Times. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, on Android, on Stitcher - or wherever you find podcasts. How(...)

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde called for tax and labour-market reforms to narrow the income gap between young people and older people. Photograph: Bloomberg

The International Monetary Fund’s managing director, Christine Lagarde, signalled on Wednesday she would be in favour of wealth taxes being used to he(...)

A police sniper secures a roof next to the Congress Centre in Davos during the World  Economic Forum. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/Getty Images

In numbers: Rogue rodents 879 Number of “attacks” on critical global infrastructure (mainly power cables) by squirrels since 2013, according to secu(...)

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