Traders work at their screens in front of the German share price index DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt yesterday. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

Markets rose amid hopes that the European Central Bank’s (ECB) €1.14 trillion stimulus plans will spark economic growth in the region.Analysts said t(...)

President Barack Obama Last year he singled out Ireland for criticism, saying some US firms had “magically” become Irish through takeovers

Closing the “Double Irish” tax loophole was “more than overdue” and must be followed by further actions, one of the US Congress’s most vocal critics (...)

There has been speculation in Brussels that the outcome of the European Commission inquiry could stop short of a full indictment of Ireland’s tax rulings with Apple. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

The European Commission has said it will publish the result of its investigation into the Government’s tax arrangements with Apple by the spring. (...)

Amazon is the latest global firm to have its tax practices assessed by the EU

The European Union said Luxembourg hastily approved a “cosmetic” tax deal with Amazon in 11 days, allowing the company to shift profits to a tax-free (...)

Most European profits of Amazon are recorded in Luxembourg but are not taxed there as a result of a 2003 tax ruling, which is still in force today and applies to a subsidiary in the country

Amazon. com’s tax affairs will be back in the limelight as the European Union publishes details of its investigation into a sweetheart deal with Luxe(...)

Wireless-charging technology is demonstrated during a keynote address at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas. Photograph: Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Wireless communications have long swept over us, but wireless power transmission (WPT) has still not quite arrived, certainly not in Ireland. Yet, sin(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker gives a press conference on Luxembourg leaks. He said said he had no involvement in the deals during his time as finance minister or premier of Luxembourg. Photo: EPA

The disclosure of thousands of pages of confidential documents on Luxembourg tax deals by The Irish Times and other members of the International Conso(...)

For many people, the name Greencore will be forever linked to sugar, the firm having been formed through the privatisation of the Irish Sugar Company(...)

Patrick Coveney chief executive of Greencore: ‘We’re operating in an industry where retail prices for products are falling and we have to be very competitive on all the components that go into our costs.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/Irish Times

Greencore likes to tout itself as one of the great Irish success stories. Forged from the ashes of the loss-making Irish Sugar company, it has risen t(...)

Coffee chain plans major revamp of food and drink offering. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Starbucks, aiming to give cooling US traffic a jolt, has announced it will add beer, wine, and evening snacks to thousands of domestic cafes, widen lu(...)