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# davos - Thursday 26 May, 2022

Varadkar defends Davos trip, says he 'flew commercial and stayed in a four star hotel'
# Alpine Summit
# Alpine Summit

Varadkar defends Davos trip, says he 'flew commercial and stayed in a four star hotel'

May 26th 2022, 4:41 PM 25,496 Views 17 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Taoiseach Micheál Martin were in the Swiss Alpine summit this week.

# davos - Wednesday 25 May, 2022

Taoiseach at Davos: 'Wind is Ireland's oil and that's how we're going to play it'
# Swiss Teesh
# Swiss Teesh

Taoiseach at Davos: 'Wind is Ireland's oil and that's how we're going to play it'

May 25th 2022, 4:38 PM 31,590 Views 52 Comments

Micheál Martin was speaking to Bloomberg TV at the World Economic Forum.

# davos - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

Varadkar at Davos: 'We will not go into recession, but there will be a slowdown'
# Economy
# Economy

Varadkar at Davos: 'We will not go into recession, but there will be a slowdown'

May 24th 2022, 1:10 PM 28,997 Views 33 Comments

Leo Varadkar is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland today.

Taoiseach and Tánaiste travel to Davos to attend World Economic Forum meeting
# Davos
# Davos

Taoiseach and Tánaiste travel to Davos to attend World Economic Forum meeting

May 24th 2022, 6:45 AM 7,735 Views 16 Comments

Martin will hold bilateral meetings with political leaders and senior executives from multinational companies.

# davos - Monday 23 May, 2022

Zelenskyy calls for 'maximum sanctions' against Russia and asks countries to help rebuild Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Zelenskyy calls for 'maximum sanctions' against Russia and asks countries to help rebuild Ukraine

May 23rd 2022, 11:36 AM 10,672 Views 9 Comments

The Ukrainian president was addressing a gathering of global political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Billionaires’ wealth rose more during Covid-19 pandemic than in 23 years combined
# Davos
# Davos

Billionaires’ wealth rose more during Covid-19 pandemic than in 23 years combined

May 23rd 2022, 8:02 AM 18,246 Views 41 Comments

A new billionaire was created every 30 hours during the pandemic, according to Oxfam.

# davos - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

US Senate leader backs down on proposed impeachment trial rules after backlash
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

US Senate leader backs down on proposed impeachment trial rules after backlash

Updated Jan 21st 2020, 10:29 PM 33,760 Views 64 Comments

Donald Trump has denounced the proceedings as “a total hoax”.

Greta Thunberg tells Davos 'pretty much nothing' has been done to fight climate change
# Davos
# Davos

Greta Thunberg tells Davos 'pretty much nothing' has been done to fight climate change

Jan 21st 2020, 11:35 AM 26,227 Views 289 Comments

The teenager spoke ahead of US President Donald Trump’s keynote address at the World Economic Forum.

# davos - Monday 20 January, 2020

World's billionaires have more wealth than 60% of the global population, Oxfam says
# Davos
# Davos

World's billionaires have more wealth than 60% of the global population, Oxfam says

Jan 20th 2020, 8:02 AM 14,650 Views 75 Comments

A new report by Oxfam has found that the number of billionaires has doubled in the past decade.

# davos - Friday 25 January, 2019

What will a hard border look like if Brexit goes 'very wrong'? Varadkar says soldiers may return
# Bloomberg Interview
# Bloomberg Interview

What will a hard border look like if Brexit goes 'very wrong'? Varadkar says soldiers may return

Jan 25th 2019, 1:36 PM 23,926 Views 91 Comments

The Taoiseach says Ireland is being ‘victimised’ by Brexit.

# davos - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Leo Varadkar tells Davos that Ireland has 'closed down' tax loopholes and is raking it in as a result
# World Economic Forum
# World Economic Forum

Leo Varadkar tells Davos that Ireland has 'closed down' tax loopholes and is raking it in as a result

Jan 24th 2019, 11:12 AM 67,368 Views 102 Comments

Varadkar told the World Economic Forum that Ireland has never taken in so much corporation tax.

# davos - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Bono tells business leaders at Davos: 'Capitalism is not immoral - it's amoral'
# Davos
# Davos

Bono tells business leaders at Davos: 'Capitalism is not immoral - it's amoral'

Jan 23rd 2019, 12:49 PM 34,387 Views 148 Comments

He said the people whose lives were “chewed up” by capitalism are pushing populism.

# davos - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

'The Garden of Eden is no more': David Attenborough issues stark climate warning at Davos
# Global Leaders
# Global Leaders

'The Garden of Eden is no more': David Attenborough issues stark climate warning at Davos

Jan 22nd 2019, 9:59 AM 18,811 Views 80 Comments

“We need to move beyond guilt or blame, and get on with the practical tasks at hand,” Attenborough told his audience.

# davos - Friday 18 January, 2019

Trump cancels White House trip to Davos amid longest-ever government shutdown
# World Economic Forum
# World Economic Forum

Trump cancels White House trip to Davos amid longest-ever government shutdown

Jan 18th 2019, 8:05 AM 20,341 Views 59 Comments

He also stopped Democratic opponent Nancy Pelosi from going to Afghanistan.

# davos - Friday 26 January, 2018

'That's a joke', 'stealing': Ireland's low corporate tax rate criticised at Davos
# Davos Debate
# Davos Debate

'That's a joke', 'stealing': Ireland's low corporate tax rate criticised at Davos

Jan 26th 2018, 8:46 AM 47,552 Views 159 Comments

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe had to fend off some fierce criticism of how Ireland taxes multinationals like Apple and Google.

Donald Trump sits down with Piers Morgan and says he 'would certainly apologise' for racist retweets
# Britain First
# Britain First

Donald Trump sits down with Piers Morgan and says he 'would certainly apologise' for racist retweets

Jan 26th 2018, 8:39 AM 15,108 Views 60 Comments

The US President says he didn’t know anything about Britain First.

# davos - Thursday 25 January, 2018

What spat? Trump says he and Theresa May have a 'really great relationship'
# Neutral Territory
# Neutral Territory

What spat? Trump says he and Theresa May have a 'really great relationship'

Jan 25th 2018, 4:22 PM 7,777 Views 41 Comments

Trump’s had a few public falling outs with Britain – but the two leaders were all smiles today.

# davos - Monday 22 January, 2018

The World Economic Forum says Ireland has problems with 'soaring wealth inequality'
# Global Rankings
# Global Rankings

The World Economic Forum says Ireland has problems with 'soaring wealth inequality'

Jan 22nd 2018, 9:30 PM 38,724 Views 71 Comments

The country has been placed 8th out of 30 in the organisation’s latest Inclusive Development Index.

The world's richest 1% swallowed up 82% of the wealth created last year
# Davos
# Davos

The world's richest 1% swallowed up 82% of the wealth created last year

Jan 22nd 2018, 7:49 AM 23,364 Views 125 Comments

A new report by Oxfam has found that income inequality is growing.

# davos - Thursday 19 January, 2017

An Taoiseach went on CNBC from Davos and said there's no chance of an Irish election in 2017
# Long Haul
# Long Haul

An Taoiseach went on CNBC from Davos and said there's no chance of an Irish election in 2017

Jan 19th 2017, 1:12 PM 13,026 Views 89 Comments

Asked whether there should be one, he said “not at all”.

# davos - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Meet the Irish delegates rubbing shoulders with the global elite at Davos
# World Economic Forum
# World Economic Forum

Meet the Irish delegates rubbing shoulders with the global elite at Davos

Jan 17th 2017, 2:50 PM 15,985 Views 37 Comments

Denis O’Brien appears to be skipping the latest installment.

# davos - Monday 16 January, 2017

Eight men hold as much wealth as half the planet combined
# Sharing The Wealth
# Sharing The Wealth

Eight men hold as much wealth as half the planet combined

Jan 16th 2017, 12:01 AM 43,796 Views 66 Comments

Some of the world’s richest people are meeting in Davos this week.

# davos - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Enda had a torturous conversation about the election date in Davos
# Davos
# Davos

Enda had a torturous conversation about the election date in Davos

Jan 21st 2016, 5:23 PM 28,698 Views 149 Comments

The Taoiseach also recorded a slightly awkward Facebook video with Sheryl Sandberg.

# davos - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Enda Kenny will be hanging out with a lot of billionaires today
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Enda Kenny will be hanging out with a lot of billionaires today

Jan 20th 2016, 11:53 AM 15,149 Views 91 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# davos - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

There could be more plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050
# Davos
# Davos

There could be more plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050

Jan 19th 2016, 8:48 PM 10,691 Views 36 Comments

Uh-oh.

# davos - Monday 2 November, 2015

14 things normal people do before breakfast
# Before Breakfast
From The Daily Edge
# Before Breakfast

14 things normal people do before breakfast

Nov 2nd 2015, 4:05 PM 13,480 Views 6 Comments

“They network over coffee.” – Er, nope.

# davos - Friday 23 January, 2015

Emma Watson: 'The world is held back because women aren't equal'
# Heforshe
From The Daily Edge
# Heforshe

Emma Watson: 'The world is held back because women aren't equal'

Jan 23rd 2015, 3:20 PM 13,458 Views 52 Comments

The actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador gave another powerful speech at the World Economic Forum this morning.

# davos - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Prince Andrew speaks out publicly about sex abuse allegations in Davos
# Accused
# Accused

Prince Andrew speaks out publicly about sex abuse allegations in Davos

Jan 22nd 2015, 6:52 PM 15,169 Views 0 Comments

The prince reiterated denials that have been made on his behalf by Buckingham Palace, telling business leaders his focus is on his work.

Enda believes young people who left Ireland will be able to come home in 3 years
# Davos
# Davos

Enda believes young people who left Ireland will be able to come home in 3 years

Jan 22nd 2015, 5:30 PM 19,927 Views 166 Comments

Ireland has learnt a ‘difficult lesson’ from the financial crisis.

This is how much a club sandwich costs at the world's most exclusive schmoozefest
# Exclusive Club
# Exclusive Club

This is how much a club sandwich costs at the world's most exclusive schmoozefest

Jan 22nd 2015, 4:29 PM 44,701 Views 65 Comments

Don’t even start us on the champagne and caviar.

A billionaire and his nannies... and a few other things going down at Davos
# We Are The World
# We Are The World

A billionaire and his nannies... and a few other things going down at Davos

Jan 22nd 2015, 11:38 AM 12,253 Views 29 Comments

Tough luck if you weren’t one of the tycoons or celebrities invited.

Here's what Enda will be getting up to in Davos today
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Here's what Enda will be getting up to in Davos today

Jan 22nd 2015, 9:00 AM 6,208 Views 46 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# davos - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Billionaire flies his two nannies to Davos, tells Americans to "have less things"
# Tighten Up
# Tighten Up

Billionaire flies his two nannies to Davos, tells Americans to "have less things"

Jan 21st 2015, 7:32 PM 32,610 Views 74 Comments

Jeff Green made his fortunes betting against sub-prime mortgages.

Enda Kenny is headed there, along with Denis O'Brien... So what's this Davos all about?
# Billionaires Paradise
# Billionaires Paradise

Enda Kenny is headed there, along with Denis O'Brien... So what's this Davos all about?

Jan 21st 2015, 6:17 PM 24,105 Views 131 Comments

It’s a bit like school camp, but for billionaires.

Who would have guessed - CEOs are concerned about 'over-regulation'
# Regulators Mount Up
# Regulators Mount Up

Who would have guessed - CEOs are concerned about 'over-regulation'

Jan 21st 2015, 6:15 PM 7,025 Views 10 Comments

Chief executives worldwide are concerned about bureaucratic influence on their businesses…

# davos - Monday 19 January, 2015

The top 1% could soon own more than HALF of global wealth
# Davos
# Davos

The top 1% could soon own more than HALF of global wealth

Jan 19th 2015, 6:30 AM 9,201 Views 61 Comments

But how can this be reversed?

# davos - Friday 24 January, 2014

'Big oil' welcomes new 'sexy' relationship with Iran in Swiss Alps
# Oiled Up
# Oiled Up

'Big oil' welcomes new 'sexy' relationship with Iran in Swiss Alps

Jan 24th 2014, 2:44 PM 8,977 Views 26 Comments

The CEO of oil company Total has spoken to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who told him to ‘be ready’ for the lifting of embargoes.

Enda's charming smile is too much for this Bloomberg presenter (GIF)
# Smiling Eyes
# Smiling Eyes

Enda's charming smile is too much for this Bloomberg presenter (GIF)

Jan 24th 2014, 11:38 AM 52,712 Views 102 Comments

The Taoiseach was also absolutely freezing.

British exit from EU wouldn't give Taoiseach a headache
# Davos
# Davos

British exit from EU wouldn't give Taoiseach a headache

Jan 24th 2014, 8:45 AM 11,812 Views 93 Comments

The Taoiseach also dismissed suggestions that he would take up a role in the EU instead of leading Fine Gael into the 2016 general election.

# davos - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Column: Don't be fooled, values are inescapable – in life and in economics
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Don't be fooled, values are inescapable – in life and in economics

Jan 23rd 2014, 1:00 PM 240 Views 11 Comments

With the World Economic Forum under way, let’s remember that economists have powerful mathematical tools at their disposal which, like all tools, are means to ends. What those ends are depends on our values, writes Robert Grant.

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