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The backpacker tax removed the tax-free threshold of AU$18,200 from backpackers who were in Australia on either a 417 or a 462 Working Holiday Visa. Photograph: iStock

Irish tax advisory group Taxback. com and British woman Catherine Addy have won their long-running legal challenge to Australia’s so-called “backpacke(...)

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin arrives for Cop26 in Glasgow. Photograph: Phil Noble - Pool/Getty

World leaders are facing calls for urgent action to limit dangerous temperature rises as they gather for a summit at the start of a crunch UN climate (...)

The food shop in Vietnam

To mark the beginning of The Irish Times’ Food Month 2021 we asked some readers around the world to tell us about the food they eat, how they shop (...)

Asylum seekers in the Pournara centre protest over delays in their application process last February. The camp was originally meant to hold arrivals  for three days while they underwent medical checks. File photograph: Getty

Metres from the UN peacekeeper-patrolled buffer zone in the Cypriot capital Nicosia, a queue forms. In line are people from across Africa, Asia and th(...)

Russian authorities approved non-working week from October 28th to November 7th in Russia to curb the fast spreading of coronavirus infection. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

The Russian capital has started a non-working period intended to stem coronavirus infections as new daily cases and deaths from Covid-19 surged to all(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to expel 10 ambassadors who had called on Turkey to release a jailed prominent human rights activist. Photograph:  Adem Altan/AFP via Getty Images

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has found a face-saving formula that has allowed him sensibly to pull back from weekend threats to expel 10 amb(...)

The Economist Intelligence Unit outlines  10 possible events/scenarios that could derail global growth and ratchet up political tensions in 2022.

While post-pandemic recovery is expected to gain momentum in the coming months, there are, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), 10 poss(...)

Parisian-born Turkish philanthropist Osman Kavala speaking during an event in Istanbul. Photograph: Anadolu Culture Center/AFP via Getty Images

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he had ordered the foreign ministry to declare 10 ambassadors from western countries “persona (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel on the second day of a European Union leaders’ meeting in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/Pool/EPA

The European Union will not fund border walls to control migration, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen vowed after a group of member s(...)

  British driver  Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes in the drivers’ press conference of the Formula One US Grand Prix. Photograph: Mark Sutton/EPA

They could hardly be closer at the top of the Formula One standings, but as Lewis Hamilton prepares for a race he always describes in the warmest ter(...)

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