Susan Morgan with Aaron (16), Sara (14) and Abu (5) at home in Labasheeda, Co Clare. “We were very lucky to get this beautiful house. I have a big kitchen-dining room, and this big utility room.” Photograph: Eamon Ward

Leaving her council house in Dublin to bring her four children to live in Co Clare was the “best thing” Susan Morgan ever did for her family. She and (...)

EU Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland’s corporate tax regime is to come under renewed scrutiny next week as EU finance ministers sign off on a proposal obliging member states to re(...)

In preliminary findings last year, European antitrust authorities said Apple’s tax arrangements were improperly designed to give the iPhone maker a financial boost in exchange for jobs . Photograph:  Peter Kneffel/AP

Ireland will probably face censure from European authorities within months in relation to its tax dealings with Apple, according to sources. A f(...)

A dragon head in Beijing, China. Photograph: Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

Global markets may be blaming their jitters on the economic slowdown in China, but in the streets of Shanghai and Beijing there are few signs of panic(...)

Starbucks has attracted negative attention from the local authority in Cork in recent months

Starbucks has been ordered to cease work on its new store at Patrick Street in Cork, with the company receiving its third enforcement file from the ci(...)

Starbucks: has taken a newly created unit of 203sq m (2,182sq ft) at the entrance to Lucan shopping centre

Starbucks is among four new tenants at Lucan Shopping Centre. It has taken a newly created unit of 203sq m (2,182sq ft) at the entrance of the centre (...)

Overload: it’s no coincidence that the Radio feature, which chooses music for you, is so popular. Photograph: Thinkstock

There are a disconcerting number of psychological studies showing that humans aren’t very good at making choices. Give us a few options and we can (...)

Volkswagen slid 2.7 per cent, pacing losses among carmakers, after ‘Manager Magazin’ said a drop in its Chinese deliveries could hurt earnings by more than €1 billion. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

European stocks fell with miners and auto-related shares leading the plunge, extending their first weekly drop in three, as data around the world s(...)

A Starbucks cafe  in Los Angeles, California. The chain has  reported higher quarterly profit  due to new drinks like the “flat white”

Starbucks has reported higher quarterly profit as new food, drinks and technology helped the world’s biggest coffee chain attract more customers. Sale(...)

Qualcomm agreed this year to pay a fine of $975 million to end a 14-month Chinese government investigation into anti-competitive practices.  Photograph: Pau Barrena/Bloomberg

The European Commission is looking into possible abuse of market dominance by chipmaker Qualcomm, opening two investigations into the matter. The act(...)