Paul Coulson: as he turns 64, the head of Ardagh Group is not retiring, but looking at more ways to expand his glass empire. Photograph: Frank Miller

A year ago, Paul Coulson finally seemed to have lost his nerve as he dropped out of the running for a €3 billion bottle-making business being sold by (...)

Cardinal George Pell, head of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy, says he hopes an audit of the Vatican finances will resume very shortly, following its suspension this week. Photograph:  Daniel Munoz/Reuters

An external audit of Vatican finances being carried out by global firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has been suspended by the Holy See. The move raises f(...)

US president Barack Obama says he’s pleased with the new rules  Photograph: Bloomberg

As corporate lawyers in Dublin lament Barack Obama derailing a gravy train of fees from multi-billion-dollar merger deals to move companies from the U(...)

 PwC offices in Dublin: the company’s survey found that among the biggest fears of  worried bank bosses were over-regulation,  speed of technological change  and geopolitical uncertainty. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Bank chief executives are becoming increasingly worried about the prospects for global growth, tightening regulations and the impact of cybercrime on (...)

Former Unilever HR chief says businesses need leaders with a ‘sense of purpose’. Image: Thinkstock

A world that has is “volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous” is now the “new normal” and business leaders will have no choice but to equip themsel(...)

Tenacity, determination and a bit of luck: Jill Tully, Oonagh Sands, Karen McMonagle, Gráinne McNamara and Kathleen Garrett

Grainne McNamara Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Working with PwC’s Capital Markets team, McNamara is currently focused on how emerging tec(...)

Organised by the Irish Tax Institute, the conference will discuss how new tax rules will affect companies and countries across the world

Next week Dublin Castle will host some of the world’s most important taxation decision makers and experts, there to discuss how new global tax rules (...)

Pascal Saint-Amans: director of the OECD

The Global Tax Policy Conference has a stellar line up of speakers, including what might be described as the world tax triumvirate: OECD’s Pascal Sai(...)

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Sometimes it’s the most prosaic phrases that turn out to have the most far-reaching effects. “Fiscal space”, for example, will probably haunt more th(...)

At some level it makes sense. A multinational company, with subsidiaries all around the world and therefore subject to a host of different corporate (...)