Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has come out strongly against inversions by US companies describing the Pfizer-Allergan deal as “disgusting”. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
What are tax inversions?

Inversions are in essence, a financial exercise which allow companies to lower their tax bills by acquiring a legal address abroad. This is typically(...)

Aryzta chief executive Owen Killian:  has sold most of his own shares in company. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Aryzta shareholders are said by market sources to be extremely frustrated at the recent collapse in the company’s share price. Shares in the Swiss-Iri(...)

Owen Killian,  CEO of Aryzta.  The food group has been struggling to stem investor unease about the company’s US business, which is reported to have lost some big contracts, and a potentially costly French acquisition.

Owen Killian chucked a proverbial grenade into the Aryzta trenches with the announcement that he had sold nearly two thirds of his stake in the compan(...)

A drug addict who was ‘out of it’ when he took a six-year-old boy from outside a shop before leaving him minutes later and taking his chicken nuggets has been jailed for three years. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

A drug addict who was “out of it” when he took a six-year-old boy from outside a shop before leaving him minutes later and taking his chicken nuggets (...)

Golden Island shopping centre in Athlone, Co Westmeath. Tesco and Penneys are main anchors, and other tenants include Boots, Argos, Lifestyle Sports,  Holland & Barrett, Specsavers and Dealz, plus a six-screen IMC cinema.

Swiss bank Credit Suisse has purchased the Golden Island shopping centre in Athlone for €43.5 million. The investment will be held by one of a numbe(...)

People gather outside a Starbucks coffee shop close to where the Jakarta attacks happened. Photograph: Getty

The Indonesian capital Jakarta was in security lockdown after a deadly attack claimed by Islamic State in which seven people were killed, including fi(...)

Chicago police officers line up  during a protest for 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was fatally shot and killed in October 2014. Photograph. Paul Beaty/AP Photo

Chicago is bracing itself for more unrest as the city reacted to the release on Tuesday of a video showing a knife-wielding black teenager being sho(...)

Throughout Food Month we will have a daily “Guilty Pleasure” feature where well-known faces share their secret treats, from the delicious to the da(...)

Paul, who sleeps in a doorway beside Burger King: homelessness is hell, says the former construction engineer, “the most horrible, horrendous, lonely experience you can have in your life”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Grafton Street is the most prestigious shopping thoroughfare in the country. Major brands are established there, in big-name department stores and chi(...)

A tie-up between the owner of Budweiser and Stella Artois and the group behind Peroni and Grolsch would rank as one of the six largest takeovers in history. Photograph: Getty Images

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, is exploring a takeover of rival SABMiller in a deal that would create a $275 billion company respon(...)