Amazon has repeatedly rejected the union’s demands, saying it regards warehouse staff as logistics workers and that they receive above-average pay by the standards of that industry

Amazon staff at German warehouses extended a strike on Wednesday in a long-running dispute over better pay and conditions, but the online retailer pro(...)

The long-awaited Banking Inquiry kicks off with Peter Nyberg this morning. The Irish Times business desk will be reporting on this throughout the day

Good morning The ESRI has waded into the debate on mortgage limits saying the Central Bank may be moving to soon. The think tank also predicts (...)

Microsoft’s general counsel Brad Smith: “Ultimately it’s about trust.”

Some of the world’s largest technology companies, including Apple and Amazon are supporting Microsoft in a dispute with the US Government over access (...)

The chairwoman of the public accounts committee in the UK, Margaret Hodge, has repeatedly attacked the way Google’s sales in Britain end up being taxed in Ireland

Key features of Ireland’s role in the tax affairs of major technology companies such as Google and Microsoft are being targeted by the OECD’s base-e(...)

Amazon.com workers load boxes with orders at the company’s centre in Tracy, California. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

A Derry company at the heart of a Christmas calamity on Amazon which saw some prices accidentally reduced to just 1 pence and $0.01 has publicly apolo(...)

Striking workers at the Amazon logistics centre in Graben near Augsburg in Germany.

Some staff at Amazon warehouses in Germany started a new three-day strike on Monday to press their demands for better pay and conditions as the onlin(...)

Fighting Corporate Abuse – Beyond Predatory Capitalism by The Corporate Reform Collective. Pluto Press. ISBN: 9780745335162. 210pp. €23

The title of this book gives a clue to the stridency of the approach to the subject of poor corporate governance. The authors are mainly academic figu(...)

Apple’s iTunes division set up its European home in Luxembourg and was then joined by Microsoft, Cisco and eBay, a veritable tech surge. Photo: Getty Images

Jean-Claude Juncker had a mischievous look. It was shortly before the 2004 election and Luxembourg’s premier at the time just could not keep the secre(...)

Marie Claire Digby selects the best cookbook reads for Christmas. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Extra Virgin Kitchen By Susan Jane White (Gill & Macmillan, €27.99) Just the thing for those contemplating a January detox, but more tha(...)

Amazon warehouse: Luxembourg’s 3 per cent VAT for ebooks has caused vendors such as Amazon and iTunes to base operations in the country, enabling them to undercut competitors selling goods from within other member states. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

The VAT system for online goods and services is about to be turned upside down. As of January 1st, Irish residents buying ebooks or music downloads(...)