Shire  “trying to do the right thing” by running the pharmaceuticals company as efficiently as possible, says chief executive Flemming Ornskov

Shire’s chief executive has defended the company’s tax arrangements after being identified as one of the beneficiaries of alleged “industrial scale” (...)

Bjarni Benediktsson, Iceland’s finance minister, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in London. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Iceland’s supreme court has upheld convictions of market manipulation for four former executives of the failed Kaupthing bank in a landmark case that (...)

The bank’s management admitted that standards were not as they should have been in HSBC Geneva, but claiming that new management is working to improve the culture in the Swiss bank. 2:03

A huge cache of secret files from the Swiss branch of one of the world’s largest banks includes Irish people who made tax settlements with the Revenue(...)

Shire Plc chief executive Flemming Ornskov. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The report this week from Britain’s public accounts committee makes for very uncomfortable reading for the Big Four accountancy firms, particularly Pr(...)

All households who register with Irish Water are entitled to a €100 water conservation grant

Following months of protest and political hand-wringing, households will finally receive their first water bills in April.It may come as some small co(...)

In news which will come as a shock to absolutely no one, it has emerged that Ireland is quite an expensive place to have a night out.

In news which will come as a shock to absolutely no one, it has emerged that Ireland is quite an expensive place to have a night out. A study conducte(...)

IDA chief Martin Shanahan: ’Ireland isnot afraid to be out front. We will play hard and we will compete hard but fair to win.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

The recent public scrutiny of the tax affairs of multinationals has had no adverse effect on Ireland’s reputation as an investment location the head o(...)

Taylor Swift does not allow her music to be streamed on Spotify as she feels the financial arrangements are too miserly

A serious rival to music streaming service Spotify has been launched in Ireland promising higher quality audio along with High Definition music videos(...)

 After the International Monetary Fund cut its global growth forecasts for next year, the opening day in Davos was dominated by discussion of the economy. Photograph: Bloomberg

The focus turned to the snowy Alpine resort of Davos this week as leading political and business figures gathered for the opening of the World Economi(...)

The congress centre before the opening of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, today. Photograph: EPA/Laurent Gillieron

Ireland has been ranked behind countries such as Britain, the US, Denmark and Luxembourg in terms of labour competitiveness in a new global study o(...)