Google offices in Barrow Street, Dublin. Despite having substantial operations in the UK and elsewhere, Google’s taxable presence is deemed to be in Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An OECD meeting this week reflected the developing view that the digital economy can’t be ringfenced for tax purposes

Representatives of Google, Microsoft, and Ebay joined experts from the big four accountancy firms, business lobby groups, civil servants from tax and finance administrations of the developed nations, trade union representatives and non-government organisations, to discuss possible changes to the global tax system. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Tax affairs of Apple and Google cited at opening session of Paris event on tax

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy.  Ibec wants all candidates for the local elections to commit to the introduction of reforms aimed at reducing costs, increasing efficiencies and delivering a more transparent administration. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ibec wants multiyear budgets that rule out overspending during lifespan

The Central Bank has frozen the bank accounts of Dublin investment firm Asset Management Trust. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Asset Management Trust’s bank accounts frozen after clients raise concerns

Seán Quinn built the overseas property empire, much of it in Russia, for his children. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former Anglo Irish Bank retains control of rent roll from Kiev mall and Moscow tower

Fergal O’Brien of Irish employers group Ibec concurred there should be no effort to create separate taxation rules for the “digital economy”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Accountancy body says proposals regarding digital economy are ‘unacceptable’

An oil rig operating in Barryroe, 50km from Co Cork. While 1,200 wells have been drilled in Norway, the figure for Ireland is 156. Photograph: PA

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Alan Hynes arriving at Chartered Accountants Ireland this week for a hearing with the Chartered Accountants Regulatory Board. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Chairman ‘utterly confused’ by accountant’s evidence about investors’ €3.1 million

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