Musgrave, the SuperValu operator with sales of more than €4.5bn and owned by a prominent Cork business family, lobbied the Government for tax breaks for family businesses. Photograph: The Irish Times

John Moran, the former secretary general in the Department of Finance, lobbied the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan in recent months seeking State(...)

  Morgan Stanley: one of the five bank that said their  main UK arms paid no corporation tax. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Seven of the biggest investment banks operating in London paid little or no tax in Britain last year, despite reporting billions of dollars in profit(...)

The Bank of England said buy-to-let lending “may have implications for financial stability,” and that it was monitoring developments “closely”. (Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire)

The Bank of England said it may begin forcing banks to set aside capital as soon as March to support lending in a downturn. The BOE’s Fina(...)

‘Distressed’ property: Cerberus specialises in buying loans at heavy discounts secured against properties whose value has fallen dramatically. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

While it is not known yet whether US company Cerberus intends using the Republic as a base from which to manage the £13 billion (€18.5 billion(...)

Cerberus, the US firm which purchased the Project Eagle loans from Nama for €1.6 billion, may be set to make several hundred million euro profit on the transaction. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The US company that bought the controversial Project Eagle loans from State agency Nama for €1.6 billion could make several hundred million euro prof(...)

The 2014 purchase by Cerberus of the Project Eagle loans is at the centre of a row over claims Northern politicians were to receive £7 million in payments from the deal.

The US company that bought the controversial Project Eagle loans from State agency Nama for €1.6 billion paid just €10,000 in tax in the Republic over(...)

The 2014 purchase by Cerberus of the Project Eagle loans is at the centre of a row over claims Northern politicians were to receive £7 million in payments from the deal.

The US company that bought the controversial Project Eagle loans from State agency Nama for €1.6 billion paid just €10,000 in tax in the Republic over(...)

The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington. The Federal Reserve, facing this week its biggest policy decision yet under chair Janet Yellen, puts its credibility on the line regardless of whether it waits or raises interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. Photograph: Reuters

World stock prices held near three-week highs and the dollar fell on Thursday as investors awaited whether the US Federal Reserve will end its near-ze(...)

China’s Lenovo Group will lay off 10 per cent of white-collar staff after sales of Motorola handsets fell by a third, raising doubts over the personal(...)

Operators restart the nuclear reactor at the central control room of the Kyushu Electric Power Sendai nuclear power plant in Satsumasendai, Kagoshima prefecturePhotograph: Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images

Japan has restarted a nuclear reactor for the first time under new safety standards put in place since the Fukushima disaster in 2011, as prime minis(...)