Bernard Byrne, who has held a number of leading roles in AIB, has been named as new chief executive. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

AIB has sought permission from regulators to appoint Bernard Byrne as its new chief executive in succession to David Duffy, who resigned from the pos(...)

Tax avoidance is legal but companies which use complex structures to reduce their  bills are coming under increasing scrutiny

A Luxembourg court has charged a French journalist with aiding the leaking of confidential information at accounting firm PwC, which led to the disclo(...)

A vendor hangs shirts reading “Out, Dilma” during a protest against Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff over a corruption scandal at Petrobras. Photograph: Reuters

Brazilian oil giant Petrobras will take a crucial first step on its road back to financial health this week when it will finally publish its overdue r(...)

Ronan Murphy, senior partner at PwC, said that the increase in fees was “reflective of our recovering economy, continued investment by FDI and, more recently, greater confidence amongst the SME sector”. Photograph: Maxwells

Fee income at Ireland’s Big Four accountancy firms grew to almost € 1 billion in 2014 for the first time, new figures compiled by The Irish Times’ bus(...)

China’s vice premier Li Keqiang: his assessment of China’s economic situation, what is known as the “new normal” with a GDP target formally set at about 7 per cent, has sparked jitters among overseas firms. Photograph: Wang Zhaowang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

Premier Li Keqiang’s assessment of China’s economic situation, what is known as the “new normal” with a GDP target formally set at about 7 per cent, h(...)

Labour leader Ed Miliband plans to end the regime that allows those who are resident but not domiciled in the UK to avoid paying tax on their worldwide income. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Ireland could offer itself as a home to some of Britain’s wealthiest residents if a Labour government was elected in the UK and followed through on t(...)

Access to talent was cited by two-thirds of respondents in the PricewaterhouseCoopers survey as the main factor vital to Ireland’s success. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Global business services centres based in Ireland are “on a clear expansion path”, but many professionals in the industry are not happy with how they (...)

The devolution of corporation tax powers to the North is tied to the implementationof welfare reforms Photograph: Pacemaker

Northern Ireland’s political deadlock over welfare reform threatens to “delay or jeopardise the devolution of corporation tax” PwC warned today, as it(...)

BPA or Banca Privada d’Andorra’s Spanish unit Banco Madrid filed for bankruptcy earlier this month. Andorra will create a ‘bad bank’ to group the assets of BPA. Photo: Reuters

Andorra will create a ‘bad bank’ to group the assets of Banca Privada d’Andorra (BPA) linked to illicit activity, it said late on Thursday, as the pri(...)

Irish advertisers are spending more on mobile ads as part of their marketing strategies, according to IAB Ireland. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi / Bloomberg

Spending on mobile ads now accounts for €1 in every €3 spent on digital advertising, according to new figures from industry group IAB Ireland and PwC.(...)