Jose Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – “the OECD BEPS   process is the greatest change to the global taxation system since it was established ..,” writes Feargal O’Rourke ( Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg)

In the context of tax policy, we are in a golden era for people operating in this space, the likes of which I do not expect to see again in my lifetim(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan with EU economic and monetary affairs  commissioner Jyrki Katainen in the EU Commission’s headquarters in Brussels yesterday.

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan began his week-long European odyssey to seek support for Ireland’s plan to refinance its International Monetary(...)

The EU looks set to create a loophole in its climate laws that would allow Ireland to offset its growing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture by (...)

 Children who were evacuated stand in their beds in the ‘Antoshka’ orphanage in Kramatorsk, Ukraine today. About 70 children have been evacuated to the orphanage from Donetsk and Makeevka orphanages due to fighting between militants and Ukrainian forces in the areas. Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko said he is convinced the EU will lay the groundwork today for new sanctions against Russia, expressing hope that they will push Moscow into peacefully settling tensions with Kiev. Photograph: EPA

Ukraine said today Russian tanks had flattened a small border town and pro-Russian rebels had made fresh gains in its east, as EU leaders signalled th(...)

Eircom’s shareholders and investors have backed a potential move of holding company to Jersey. Photograph, Frank Millier, Irish Times

Eircom has secured the approval of its shareholders and lenders to shift its holding company from Luxembourg to Jersey, a move designed to open the wa(...)

Sarah Harrington from Nenagh, Co Tipperary, cheers as her side wallop Cork to the dismay of Anna Geary. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy/The Irish Times

There were decidedly mixed emotions this afternoon as Roses from Cork and Tipperary watched the All-Ireland semi-final together in Tralee. Anna Geary (...)

In Europe, stocks rose to their highest levels in a week, although Ireland lagged slightly behind the trend

A global gauge of stock markets rose as investors were cautiously optimistic about a possible de-escalation of the conflict in the Russia-Ukraine b(...)

The Cross of Lorraine towers over De Gaulle’s grave at Colombey-les-deux-Églises. Photograph: AP

Today is the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Lorraine, a conflict fought over what, as far as I know, is one of only two French départements pop(...)

Northside Shopping Centre, Dublin: the centre was a key asset in a portfolio of loans bought by Patron, which are associated with developer Brian O’Farrell. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Patron Capital Partners has formed a new retail and residential partnership with Brian O’Callaghan, the son of well known Cork developer Owen O’Cal(...)

PricewaterhouseCoopers recently reported that 14 European flotations were scrapped in July

Given the uncertainty creeping back into markets over European initial public offerings (IPOs), what now for Eircom’s mooted plan for a €3 billion flo(...)