The Government’s ongoing review of the corporate tax regime follows relentless international pressure over the tax strategies deployed in Ireland by big American groups such as Apple and Google

Calls for change is not about 12.5% corporate tax rate, but trappings alongside it

 The OECD review  into overhaul global tax ruleswas initiated by global leaders, among them US president Barack Obama, who are concerned that multinational groups are deploying aggressive practices to avoid paying tax. Photograph: Sara D Davis/Getty Images

Irish action before similar steps by other countries ‘may not be prudent’

Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness at the funeral of Mr Reynolds at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Miriam Reynolds tells of her father’s tenacity in the face of adversity

 Former British prime minister Sir John Major at the funeral. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fr Brian D’Arcy tells mourners how the late taoiseach prepared to build peace

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter:  He  has told the High Court that the Guerin report rendered his position as minister “untenable” and inflicted “severe and irreversible” damage on him in the political context. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former minister for justice went to High Court last month to have certain findings against him by senior counsel Seán Guerin se(...)

Patrick Lyons (11) signing a book of condolence in memory of former taoiseach Albert Reynolds at the GPO in Dublin yesterday.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tributes paid to former taoiseach by succession of leaders in Ireland, Britain and the US

Protesters at a pro-choice rally in O’Connell Street, Dublin, this week. Photograph: Aidan Crawley 20/08/2014...News...Protestors pictured at a pro abortion rally in O’Connell Street, Dublin today.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Coalition has no appetite for new abortion battle

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: published draft laws to expand the powers of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission. Photograph: Alan Betson

Draft law gives extra powers to ombudsman but FF questions ‘ministerial veto’

Noel Smyth,  of  Fitzwilliam Real Estate Capital, argued  that as many as 25,000 housing units could be developed within three years. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Noel Smyth urges Minister for Environment to take steps to boost construction

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