A customer holds a new iPhone in Madrid. The Department of Finance is said to broadly favour a pre-emptive move to unwind the tax scheme known as the “double Irish”. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty

Separate ‘double Irish’ tax regime under scrutiny by Cabinet ahead of budget

Apple’s facility in Hollyhill, Co Cork: Almunia’s letter is clear. The basis for the 1991 tax opinion “was proposed by Apple and agreed by the Irish Revenue and there was “no scientific basis” for one the figures at the heart of the determination

Almunia finds Revenue conferred ‘selective advantage’ to Apple

The European Commission is to investigate Apple’s tax situation in Ireland, but the company and the Government are set to contest any complaint. Photograph: Andy Wong/AP

Apple claims European Commission complaint is ‘baseless’ and ‘profoundly wrong’

The Central Bank is speeding up sale of €25bn in bonds held since the promissory note deal

Central Bank speeding up sale of €25bn in bonds held since promissory note deal

Thousands attend an anti-austerity protest at Merrion Square in Dublin: fading memories of the crisis will make it politically difficult to sustain fiscal discipline to cut national debt. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Noonan’s resolve is not in doubt but others are not so steady

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: Had projected a €675 million pension levy yield this year

Proceeds to give modest pre-budget boost to finances

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks yesterday during the Climate Summit at United Nations headquarters in New York. Photograph: EPA

Fine Gael’s Eoghan Murphy says Dáil should explore whether €2bn adjustment necessary

Cora O Brien,  Martin Lambe and Andrew Gallagher of the  Irish Tax Institute. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Union-funded think tank argues against ‘flighty’ cuts in personal taxes

The Government’s aim is to pay off the relatively expensive IMF portion of the bailout debt

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