Alain Lamassoure, chairman of the EU committee on taxation: ‘candid and frank’ exchange of views with Michael Noonan. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Tax credits for spending on research and development, and Ireland’s 12.5 per cent corporation tax rate, were among the “red line issues” for Irelan(...)

World-renowned economist Dr Arthur Laffer speaking at the Davenport Hotel in Dublin: “Ireland has an opportunity to really lead the world in economic growth and prosperity.” Photograph:  Shane O’Neill/Fennell

Ireland is a paragon of economic virtue when it comes to corporation tax but certifiably “crazy” as far as income tax goes, according to US economist (...)

 Former Apple chief executive Steve Jobs (left)  and Microsoft’s former head Bill Gates. Photograph: AFP

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates had a prickly relationship. On the one hand, their two companies did significant business with each other. But the two men (...)

After turning music players, telephones and watches into portable computers, Apple is now eyeing the automobile as the “ultimate mobile device”. Jeff (...)

Up and away: Aer Lingus  stock closed  yesterday 1.5 per cent up at €2.43. Photograph: Alan Betson

European shares rebounded on Wednesday from a one-week low the day before, supported by the prospect of an accord between Greece and its creditors. T(...)

Jony Ive plans to travel more and spend time on the design aspects of the company’s retail stores and new offices in Cupertino

Jony Ive, Apple’s top designer, will give up day-to-day managerial duties in what the company said is a promotion to the newly created position of chi(...)

John McGuire, founder of Active Mind Technology and creator of Game Golf, pictured at the company’s offices on Geary Street. Photograph: Charlie Taylor

Silicon Valley might seem like an obvious destination for any start-up with big ambitions. But making a go of it there is as difficult as anywhere els(...)

Audi’s behemoth doesn’t seem so big anymore. With its enormous grille, like a garden gate welded to the front of a small tank, the first generation(...)

Lenovo profit beat analysts’ estimates after widening its lead as the world’s biggest PC maker.

Lenovo profit beat analysts’ estimates after widening its lead as the world’s biggest PC maker and as the acquisition of Motorola Mobility boosted the(...)

Under review: Google Glass remains a product that operates from Google HQ in Mountain View, California

Tony Fadell, the executive that Google put in charge of its Glass wearable device, says there will be “no sacred cows” when the company begins its ret(...)