Google said it is deeply committed to Ireland and will work to implement changes as they become law 0:37

As executives pore over the slow death of the “Double Irish” tax shelter favored by US companies, their reaction seems to be: don’t panic. The tax bre(...)

Modern, highly automated factories are already saturated with things that could be networked – sensors, controllers, switches, machines – but which, for the most part, aren’t. Photograph: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg

The much-hyped and fast-developing “Internet of Things” (IoT), in which billions of devices and objects share data across the net, is already transfor(...)

Actavis’s acquisition of Forest Laboratories for approximately €  18 billion was one of the largest M&A deals in the first half of the year. Photograph:   Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A flurry of high value M&A deals in the pharmaceutical sector has pushed the value of Irish deals to a record € 97.4 billion in the first six mont(...)

Ryanair repurchased 109,000 shares yesterday as part of its plans to return €1 billion in capital to shareholders by way of a combination of share buybacks and dividends.  Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

US stocks fluctuated, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index close to a record, as a $25 billion deal to acquire Forest Labo(...)

Forest Laboratories employs 320 people in Ireland. Dublin-headquartered Actavis, the world’s second-largest generic-drug maker by market value, is to buy Forest Labs for $25 billion. Photo: Jim Peppler

Actavis, the world’s second-largest generic-drug maker by market value, is to buy Forest Laboratories in a cash and stock deal valued at about(...)

Forest Laboratories: Brent Saunders, the new chief executive, said he would consider reversing the US pharma group in an Irish company in line with deals by other pharmaceutical companies. Photograph: Jim Peppler/Newsday

The new chief executive of Forest Laboratories would consider reversing the US pharma group in an Irish company in line with deals by other pharmac(...)

Revenues at Dublin-based Forest Laboratories Holdings fell 22 per cent from $2.73 billion to $2.13 billion, according to accounts just filed.

Pretax profits at the main Irish subsidiary of US-owned pharmaceutical firm Forest Laboratories last year declined 85 per cent from $626.5 million to (...)

Companies with a tax  rate of 12.5 per cent in their most recent financial year include  Paypal. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s largest companies are paying a higher effective tax rate than the headline 12.5 per cent corporation tax rate, a new survey by The Irish Tim(...)

The Elan Corporation plant in Athlone, Westmeath. Shares in the company rose 2.42 per cent to €11.072 in Dublin.

Shares in Elan rose yesterday as the bid talk surrounding the company took on new heat and the Citi banker leading the sale process signalled imminent(...)

Ryanair closed up 1.2 per cent 
at ¤7.06 
on a day in which it held an investor conference in London

Stock markets reacted badly yesterday to comments a day earlier from Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke that the central bank may end bond purchase(...)