The scene on O’Connell Street in Dublin on Saturday November 1st as thousands flocked to the city to demonstrate against the water charges. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Anti-water charges campaigner and Dublin West TD Ruth Coppinger has defended the weekend’s protest in Tallaght as “exceptionally peaceful”. The Social(...)

European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker: insisted that he had acted within national and international law over the Lux leaks scandal. Photograph: EPA/Stephanie Lecocq

Almost a week after the Luxembourg Leaks scandal revealed that 343 companies reduced their tax bills through agreements with Luxembourg, the man who (...)

 European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker: announced plans to progress legislation on a common EU corporate tax base: “If we can reach an agreement on that . . . then many problems will disappear.”

Ireland’s corporate tax regime is expected to come under renewed pressure from Brussels, after the European Commission announced a series of sweepi(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron is calling for fundamental changes to EU free movement rules and caps on immigrants that can never be delivered. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

As the controversy over the Luxembourg Leaks scandal continued to overshadow Jean-Claude Juncker’s first 10 days as European Commission president, (...)

‘Hidden Taxes: the EU’s Role in Supporting an Unjust Global Tax System’, compares the tax systems of 15 EU member states, with Ireland scoring poorly on all areas.

The European Union should introduce a centralised public register revealing the identities of beneficial owners of companies and trusts, according (...)

British prime minister David Cameron’s suggestion earlier this year that a cap on migrants from the EU could be considered provoked a hostile response from senior EU figures, including German chancellor Angela Merkel (above), who argued that EU free movement rules are sacrosanct. Photograph:  Carl Court/Getty Images

The European Union’s highest court has ruled today that a Romanian woman seeking social welfare in Germany was not entitled to full social security be(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: has not yet commented on the Luxleaks affair

Jean-Claude Juncker, the new head of the European Commission, is facing increasing pressure to respond to last week’s revelations of tax rulings of(...)

 Henry Burns, national livestock chair of the Irish Farmers’ Association and Eddie Downey IFA president  with livestock farmers at the start of a protest  outside Kepak in Clonee. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said he is confident that a solution to the beef crisis can be found by this Wednesday. Speaking in Brussel(...)

George Osborne arrives at a European Union finance ministers meeting in Brussels yesterday. “Instead of footing the bill, we have halved the bill,” he said.  Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Britain claimed victory in its budget battle with the European Union yesterday after EU finance ministers agreed to a delayed payment schedule for mem(...)

CRH did not feature in the leaked files, but accounts for one of its Luxembourg subsidiaries show it had multibillion-euro intra-group loans going in and out of the state. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland’s largest indigenous multinational, building materials group CRH, has a subsidiary in Luxembourg with €2.5 billion in assets and no employees.(...)