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# World Economic Forum

This year
# Davos
Varadkar says Ireland will be affected by Microsoft job losses
Varadkar is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.
# Davos
Taoiseach says some billionaires are all 'fur coat and no knickers'
Varadkar will be in Davos for three days this week.
Last year
# alpine summit
Varadkar defends Davos trip, says he 'flew commercial and stayed in a four star hotel'
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Taoiseach Micheál Martin were in the Swiss Alpine summit this week.
# swiss teesh
Taoiseach at Davos: 'Wind is Ireland's oil and that's how we're going to play it'
Micheál Martin was speaking to Bloomberg TV at the World Economic Forum.
# Economy
Varadkar at Davos: 'We will not go into recession, but there will be a slowdown'
Leo Varadkar is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland today.
# Davos
Taoiseach and Tánaiste travel to Davos to attend World Economic Forum meeting
Martin will hold bilateral meetings with political leaders and senior executives from multinational companies.
# Ukraine
Zelenskyy calls for 'maximum sanctions' against Russia and asks countries to help rebuild Ukraine
The Ukrainian president was addressing a gathering of global political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
# hobnobbing
Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar will both attend Davos as the Alpine elite summit returns
The World Economic Forum had an enforced two-year break because of Covid but returns next week.
All time
# debunked
Debunked: No, the media has not been told when future Covid-19 variants will be 'released'
The list of Covid variant ‘launch dates’ contained in the Instagram post is also inaccurate.
# climate action
'We simply cannot waste any more time': Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg in Davos
President Donald Trump left the Swiss resort expressing regret he didn’t meet Thunberg.
# Davos
Greta Thunberg tells Davos 'pretty much nothing' has been done to fight climate change
The teenager spoke ahead of US President Donald Trump’s keynote address at the World Economic Forum.
# bloomberg interview
What will a hard border look like if Brexit goes 'very wrong'? Varadkar says soldiers may return
The Taoiseach says Ireland is being ‘victimised’ by Brexit.
# World Economic Forum
Leo Varadkar tells Davos that Ireland has 'closed down' tax loopholes and is raking it in as a result
Varadkar told the World Economic Forum that Ireland has never taken in so much corporation tax.
# Davos
Bono tells business leaders at Davos: 'Capitalism is not immoral - it's amoral'
He said the people whose lives were “chewed up” by capitalism are pushing populism.
# World Economic Forum
Trump cancels White House trip to Davos amid longest-ever government shutdown
He also stopped Democratic opponent Nancy Pelosi from going to Afghanistan.
# Switzerland
'Exceptional' level of snowfall delays dozens of global leaders arriving in Davos
In the last six days, 63 inches of snow has fallen on Davos.
# global rankings
The World Economic Forum says Ireland has problems with 'soaring wealth inequality'
The country has been placed 8th out of 30 in the organisation’s latest Inclusive Development Index.
# World Economic Forum
These are the Irish people making the exclusive trip to Davos this week
There are some debuts for Ireland’s top politicians.
# Davos
The world's richest 1% swallowed up 82% of the wealth created last year
A new report by Oxfam has found that income inequality is growing.
# not worried
Ireland slips down the global tourism competitiveness scale
But the industry isn’t too worried.
# long haul
An Taoiseach went on CNBC from Davos and said there's no chance of an Irish election in 2017
Asked whether there should be one, he said “not at all”.
# World Economic Forum
Meet the Irish delegates rubbing shoulders with the global elite at Davos
Denis O’Brien appears to be skipping the latest installment.
# Davos
Enda had a torturous conversation about the election date in Davos
The Taoiseach also recorded a slightly awkward Facebook video with Sheryl Sandberg.
# State of the Nation
Enda Kenny will be hanging out with a lot of billionaires today
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# heforshe
Emma Watson: 'The world is held back because women aren't equal'
The actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador gave another powerful speech at the World Economic Forum this morning.
# Accused
Prince Andrew speaks out publicly about sex abuse allegations in Davos
The prince reiterated denials that have been made on his behalf by Buckingham Palace, telling business leaders his focus is on his work.
# Exclusive Club
This is how much a club sandwich costs at the world's most exclusive schmoozefest
Don’t even start us on the champagne and caviar.
# State of the Nation
Here's what Enda will be getting up to in Davos today
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# tighten up
Billionaire flies his two nannies to Davos, tells Americans to "have less things"
Jeff Green made his fortunes betting against sub-prime mortgages.
# Billionaires Paradise
Enda Kenny is headed there, along with Denis O'Brien... So what's this Davos all about?
It’s a bit like school camp, but for billionaires.
# Regulators mount up
Who would have guessed - CEOs are concerned about 'over-regulation'
Chief executives worldwide are concerned about bureaucratic influence on their businesses…
# Davos
The top 1% could soon own more than HALF of global wealth
But how can this be reversed?
# mind the gap
Ireland makes the top 10 in global study on gender gap
Iceland came out on top while Yemen was listed last.
# watch your backs
Moving up in the world: Ireland is now the 25th most competitive country
We got high scores for primary education but our macroeconomic environment is dragging us down.
# oiled up
'Big oil' welcomes new 'sexy' relationship with Iran in Swiss Alps
The CEO of oil company Total has spoken to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who told him to ‘be ready’ for the lifting of embargoes.
# smiling eyes
Enda's charming smile is too much for this Bloomberg presenter (GIF)
The Taoiseach was also absolutely freezing.
# Davos
‘Many leave to get experience’ – Taoiseach talks emigration in Davos
Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said he can categorically deny that Irish banks would need a so-called ‘bail-in’.
# Davos
Bono is having dinner with the Taoiseach and Finance Minister tonight
The U2 frontman will join the pair, along with 25 company executives, for an IDA hosted dinner tonight at the World Economic Forum.
# Davos
Denis O'Brien believes politicians are the economy's biggest problem
The 55-year-old was speaking ahead of the World Economic Forum this week.
# Davos
Facebook boss Sheryl Sandberg is now one of the world's youngest billionaires
Sheryl Sandberg will attend the World Economic Forum this week.