A warning from the OECD
  • Economy
  • September 18, 2014, 12:43

The discreet message from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in its report on the reform of international business tax (...)

Pascal Saint-Amans, chief architect of OECD’s tax proposals

Q: What is the import of these proposals for people in the Irish tax world and for Irish people concerned about public criticism of Ireland’s regim(...)

In June, billionaire investor Warren Buffett  (left) described Chuck Feeney (right) as “my hero,” when presenting him with a Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement award for pledging to give away billions during his lifetime to numerous causes in Ireland and overseas. 4:27

Irish American philanthropist Chuck Feeney’s dream of giving his entire multibillion fortune away to fund good causes is proving harder because of (...)

Apple’s tax arrangements in Ireland made international headlines. Photograph: Mark Lennihan/AP

In May 2013, Apple was one of several US multinationals in the hot seat before a bipartisan US senate subcommittee investigating the use of corporate (...)

Revenue at Google’s Irish subsidiary rose 10 per cent last year to €17 billion, with pretax profits climbing almost 23 per cent to €189.1 million

Revenue at Google’s Irish subsidiary rose 10 per cent last year to €17 billion, with pretax profits climbing almost 23 per cent to €189.1 million. The(...)

Belgium’s Ingeborg Bultynck sets her sails for the first blustery races of the 254-boat Optimist class European Championships off Dun Laoghaire yesterday. Photograph: David O’Brien

Strong winds swept the Irish team into the top 10 of the European Optimist Championships on Dublin Bay yesterday as the first races in a massive 254-(...)

Scottish entry Tanit, skippered by Richard Harris, during the Round Ireland Race. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Clyde’s Tanit, from the Serpent Yacht Club, got the better of Liam Shanahan’s Ruth for the clubhouse lead in yesterday’s Round Ireland Race climax, b(...)

“I couldn’t help thinking there had to be a better way of providing this training,” says Alan Farrell, Quickstep Consulting

With more than 20 years experience in the funds management industry, accountant Alan Farrell set up Quickstep Consulting in 2005 to provide bespoke t(...)

Covidien’s strengths in surgical equipment , vascular and ventilators will complement Medtronic’s existing product range. Photograph: Munshi Ahmed/Bloomberg

It’s the largest deal in medical devices in almost 30 years. More importantly, Medtronic’s $42.9 billion proposed acquisition of rival Covidien makes (...)

Google: Prof Stewart’s research paper gives the internet giant as one example of a firm incorporated in Ireland but not regarded as resident for corporate tax purposes. Others include Apple, LinkedIn, Adobe Software and Microsoft. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Large subsidiaries of multinationals, such as Apple and Google, which are based in Ireland are able to escape paying corporation tax due to an “exc(...)