Apple chief executive Tim Cook faces a headache over the company’s labyrinthine tax affairs

Ireland’s role in Apple’s affairs means the sums involved are material to Ireland

In a letter to the Irish Government in June, commissioner Joaquín Almunia said in each year Apple had paid between €1 million and €10 million in Irish corporation tax. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

European Commission could force State to recover past taxes, tech giant warns

EBay Europe Services, based in Blanchardstown, Dublin,  reported a profit before tax of €6.5 million for 2013, up from €5 million the previous year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

EBay Europe Services reports profit before tax of €6.5m

Bertie Ahern: reacted angrily to The Irish Times report and denounced the leak behind it as “scurrilous” and “sinister”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Giving documents to Mahon would have been bad for free expression

A number of Irish and British construction and engineering professionals, who were working for Sepam but are currently unemployed, said they had job offers in Qatar which they could not take up because Sepam would not supply them with non-objection certificates. Photograph: PA

Irish and British workers for Sepam Group say they are being prevented from working for other firms

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan announced the ending of the so-called double Irish tax structure. Photograph: Alan Betson

End of ‘double Irish’ part of process that could benefit FDI

Pat Butler, of Pat’s Barbers, Emmet Street. The budget was “definitely a step in the right direction”

Hard hit by recession, local people are hoping for a lift

Pat Butler of Pat’s Barbers, says jobs for young people are the priority

Emigration and unemployment are key issues facing town

According to the company’s website, Celestial Green specialises in the development of natural capital conservation projects involving the creation of credits associated with reduced deforestation in the Amazon basin. Photograph: Getty Images

Auditors cite concerns in accounts that list payments to directors and related parties

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