President Barack Obama: officials took note he had criticised tax stratagems deployed in Ireland by big global companies

Ranking Irish officials expressed concern the “double-Irish” corporate tax mechanism was undermining the State’s “international tax credibility” bef(...)

A queue on  Poolbeg Street waiting for the Garda National Immigration Bureau to open on Burgh Quay. “A policy of large planned increases in the amount of immigration into the EU, while also politically challenging, may turn out to be the only way to keep the European economy expanding in the future”

A major increase in planned immigration into the European Union may be the only way to keep the European economy expanding into the future, according(...)

The government will be obliged for years to maintain a very tight rein on spending and do more to eliminate what is known as the structural deficit

The “spring economic statement”, due soon from the Government, is fast assuming almost totemic status. As Fine Gael and Labour approach the final phas(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: the UK budget speech has many  parallels with the Irish situation. In fact they  are so striking that the same report could well be pre-written in respect of Mr Noonan’s next budget in October, the last before the election here.  Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

As the British election draws closer consider the following Reuters report yesterday on the Tory-led government’s final budget: British finance minist(...)

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has expressed concern about the effect of ultra-low interest rates in the global economy.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has expressed concern about ultra-low interest rates inthe global economy, saying the decli(...)

The return of domestic demand may being adding a degree of fizz to the economy but Irish drinkers are shunning Champagne, the popularity of which was (...)

Dermot Desmond: Was aiming to develop a premier destination pitched at the top of the global market. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dermot Desmond’s private equity firm IIU has engaged powerful advisers in London to fight a multimillion-dollar legal battle over his investment in a (...)

Anglo Irish Bank’s former headquarters: PwC did not believe interest roll-up data from the bank, which should, in the circumstances, have raised questions over the credibility of its other data. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The data emerging from PwC’s examination of Ireland’s banks in 2008 adds to the image of bust lenders sliding from danger zone to disaster: disaster f(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen: told the Dáil in November 2008 that a PwC report ‘demonstrates, under a number of stress scenarios, that capital levels in the covered institutions will remain above regulatory levels in the period to 2011’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen and figures from accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers will face questions at the Oireachtas banking inquiry about a PwC rep(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: Government will publish “updated forecasts for 2015” in the spring statement. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government believes the acceleration in economic growth will provide scope to deliver a more ambitious tax and investment package in the budget ne(...)