Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney:  “When we bought the Uniq business in the UK four years ago, there were a load of unused tax losses and capital allowances and we’re simply working our way through those.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Convenience food giant Greencore, which generated €1.6 billion in sales last year, pays an effective tax rate in Ireland of just 1 per cent. The UK-l(...)

Lindsey Graham, a three-term senator from South Carolina, cited the increasing violence in the Middle East as motivation for his decision to run. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Senator Lindsey Graham, a foreign policy hawk, has become the latest Republican to join the party’s fast-growing field of presidential candidates. Mr (...)

George W Bush (left) with Jeb Bush in 2006. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

It isn’t about what we know now. It’s about what we knew then. It is simply not true, as Republican presidential aspirant Scott Walker said on Friday,(...)

Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Dakota Fanning, Taylor Momsen, Saoirse Ronan. All of these celebrities are(...)

US president Barack Obama. The Obama administration has   approved the first ferry services in decades between the US and Cuba. Photograph: Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images

The Obama administration has approved the first ferry services in decades between the US and Cuba, potentially opening a new path for the hundreds of (...)

Dubliner Cormac Byrne: “You get to challenge your design capabilities on these kinds of projects ... They really want to do something special and different”

When Dublin-born architect Cormac Byrne starts designing multimillion-dollar homes for Wall Street types in Connecticut, he jokes with clients that(...)

A combo handout picture released by the Brevard County Sheriff shows fugitive Frank Freshwater who escaped from an Ohio prison in 1959 and was arrested in Melbourne, Florida, 5th May 2015. Photograph: Brevard County Sheriff

A convicted killer who ecaped from a prison farm in Ohio in 1959 has been rearrested after spending 56 years on the run.Frank Freshwaters (79) admitte(...)

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina: “I think I’m the best person for the job because I understand how the economy actually works. I understand the world, who’s in it, how the world works.” Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

The 2016 US presidential field has grown, with Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of computer maker Hewlett Packard, and retired neurosurgeo(...)

‘Our system cannot accept a membership application without the applicant manually entering their credit- or debit card details into the sign-up page,’ says Complete Savings

More confusion over Complete Savings sign-up More on Complete Savings, the “web loyalty” scheme that costs €12 a month. We received an email from rea(...)

An animal rights group has been granted a court hearing in which it will argue that two chimpanzees who live at a New York state university cannot be held captive because they are autonomous, intelligent creatures. Photograph: Thinkstock.

An animal rights group has been granted a court hearing in which it will argue that two chimpanzees who live at a New York state university cannot be(...)