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#World Economic Forum

# world-economic-forum - 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'

Thu 4:41 PM 24,851 Views 16 Comments

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

# world-economic-forum - 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'

Wed 4:38 PM 31,275 Views 52 Comments

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

# world-economic-forum - 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'

Tue 1:10 PM 28,642 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

Tue 6:45 AM 7,703 Views 16 Comments

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

# world-economic-forum - 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

Mon 11:36 AM 10,570 Views 9 Comments

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

# world-economic-forum - Friday 20 May, 2022

Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar will both attend Davos as the Alpine elite summit returns
# Hobnobbing
# Hobnobbing

Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar will both attend Davos as the Alpine elite summit returns

May 20th 2022, 8:36 AM 13,958 Views 26 Comments

The World Economic Forum had an enforced two-year break because of Covid but returns next week.

# world-economic-forum - Wednesday 11 August, 2021

Debunked: No, the media has not been told when future Covid-19 variants will be 'released'
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, the media has not been told when future Covid-19 variants will be 'released'

Aug 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 43,463 Views 0 Comments

The list of Covid variant ‘launch dates’ contained in the Instagram post is also inaccurate.

# world-economic-forum - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

'We simply cannot waste any more time': Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg in Davos
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

'We simply cannot waste any more time': Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg in Davos

Jan 22nd 2020, 6:39 PM 21,395 Views 56 Comments

President Donald Trump left the Swiss resort expressing regret he didn’t meet Thunberg.

# world-economic-forum - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

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.

# world-economic-forum - 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.

# world-economic-forum - 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 67,366 Views 102 Comments

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

# world-economic-forum - 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 34,380 Views 148 Comments

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

# world-economic-forum - 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.

# world-economic-forum - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

'Exceptional' level of snowfall delays dozens of global leaders arriving in Davos
# Switzerland
# Switzerland

'Exceptional' level of snowfall delays dozens of global leaders arriving in Davos

Jan 23rd 2018, 7:30 AM 12,754 Views 20 Comments

In the last six days, 63 inches of snow has fallen on Davos.

# world-economic-forum - 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 38,720 Views 71 Comments

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

These are the Irish people making the exclusive trip to Davos this week
# World Economic Forum
# World Economic Forum

These are the Irish people making the exclusive trip to Davos this week

Jan 22nd 2018, 4:25 PM 34,690 Views 37 Comments

There are some debuts for Ireland’s top politicians.

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.

# world-economic-forum - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Ireland slips down the global tourism competitiveness scale
# Not Worried
# Not Worried

Ireland slips down the global tourism competitiveness scale

Apr 15th 2017, 8:30 PM 17,726 Views 41 Comments

But the industry isn’t too worried.

# world-economic-forum - 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 13,023 Views 87 Comments

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

# world-economic-forum - 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 15,984 Views 36 Comments

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

# world-economic-forum - 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.

# world-economic-forum - 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 15,147 Views 91 Comments

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

# world-economic-forum - 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 13,455 Views 52 Comments

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

# world-economic-forum - 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 15,166 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.

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 44,699 Views 65 Comments

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

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 47 Comments

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

# world-economic-forum - 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 32,603 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 7,024 Views 10 Comments

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

# world-economic-forum - 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 9,200 Views 61 Comments

But how can this be reversed?

# world-economic-forum - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Ireland makes the top 10 in global study on gender gap
# Mind The Gap
# Mind The Gap

Ireland makes the top 10 in global study on gender gap

Oct 28th 2014, 8:41 AM 10,408 Views 16 Comments

Iceland came out on top while Yemen was listed last.

# world-economic-forum - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Moving up in the world: Ireland is now the 25th most competitive country
# Watch Your Backs
# Watch Your Backs

Moving up in the world: Ireland is now the 25th most competitive country

Sep 3rd 2014, 8:16 AM 10,390 Views 30 Comments

We got high scores for primary education but our macroeconomic environment is dragging us down.

# world-economic-forum - 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 8,976 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.

# world-economic-forum - Thursday 23 January, 2014

‘Many leave to get experience’ – Taoiseach talks emigration in Davos
# Davos
# Davos

‘Many leave to get experience’ – Taoiseach talks emigration in Davos

Jan 23rd 2014, 10:45 AM 12,216 Views 124 Comments

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said he can categorically deny that Irish banks would need a so-called ‘bail-in’.

Bono is having dinner with the Taoiseach and Finance Minister tonight
# Davos
# Davos

Bono is having dinner with the Taoiseach and Finance Minister tonight

Jan 23rd 2014, 7:28 AM 13,534 Views 162 Comments

The U2 frontman will join the pair, along with 25 company executives, for an IDA hosted dinner tonight at the World Economic Forum.

# world-economic-forum - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Denis O'Brien believes politicians are the economy's biggest problem
# Davos
# Davos

Denis O'Brien believes politicians are the economy's biggest problem

Jan 22nd 2014, 5:30 PM 15,668 Views 30 Comments

The 55-year-old was speaking ahead of the World Economic Forum this week.

Facebook boss Sheryl Sandberg is now one of the world's youngest billionaires
# Davos
# Davos

Facebook boss Sheryl Sandberg is now one of the world's youngest billionaires

Jan 22nd 2014, 3:36 PM 22,253 Views 38 Comments

Sheryl Sandberg will attend the World Economic Forum this week.

Enda Kenny and 6 other Irish people are attending the World Economic Forum
# Davos
# Davos

Enda Kenny and 6 other Irish people are attending the World Economic Forum

Jan 22nd 2014, 7:45 AM 5,608 Views 28 Comments

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is among those attending the event.

# world-economic-forum - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Ireland is the 9th friendliest country in the world for tourists
# Céad Míle Fáilte
# Céad Míle Fáilte

Ireland is the 9th friendliest country in the world for tourists

Mar 24th 2013, 12:36 PM 31,887 Views 88 Comments

Research by the World Economic Forum says we’re still among the most welcoming countries in the world for visitors.

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