Conor O’Brien of KPMG: “The core of our offering is the 12.5 per cent rate, it is not just low but it has been consistent.”

The international coverage of Ireland’s corporation tax regime over the past few years has tended to cast it in a rather negative light. It was the su(...)

In just two weeks time, we’ll all be feeling that little bit richer, or poorer, depending on the outcome of Budget 2015. Though not many kites (...)

 Slow Magic performs at the Body and Soul festival at Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Allen Kiely

With capacity up more than 30 per cent at this year’s Body and Soul, there’s a need to push the musical lineup’s capacity to match. So this year, the (...)

The Republic will not support a fresh legal challenge by the United Kingdom to the European Union’s proposed financial transactions tax, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

The Republic will not support a fresh legal challenge by the United Kingdom to the European Union’s proposed financial transactions tax, Minister for (...)

Galway captain Joe Canning will start on the bench in Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League Division One semi-final against Kilkenny in Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Galway captain Joe Canning will again start on the bench for Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League semi-final against defending champions Kilkenny in(...)

John Grant: he combines the “emotional turbulence of a 14-year-old’s diary entries with the gnarled wisdom of a Nick Cave or a Leonard Cohen”
Review: John Grant

John Grant Olympia Theatre, Dublin ***** On a cold night, there was warmth aplenty in a packed Olympia as the crowd joined in on John Gr(...)

The writer Julian Barnes once described the Man Booker Prize as “posh bingo”. It has become a cyclical phrase regurgitated every year when the obli(...)

An Interior Ministry member detains a gay rights activist attempting to hold a protest rally in Red Square near the Kremlin in central Moscow on Friday, shortly before Vladimir Putin opened the Sochi Winter Olympics. Photograph: Yevgeny Feldman/Russia 2:59

Irish band Villagers released a new track last weekend to coincide with the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. But far from being a celebration (...)

Tipperary Denis Maher: scored two goals and two points in the Waterford Crystal Cup final against Clare. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary triumphed at a wet Gaelic Grounds in Limerick when they proved too good for All-Ireland champions Clare. Played in front of a crowd of 1,248(...)

 Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisin Quinn and Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan join pupils from St Anne’s Community College, Killaloe, Co Clare, at the launch of  events to commemorate Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf of 1014, at Trinity College Dublin today.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

At the launch of a year-long celebration of the life and death of High King Brian Boru in Trinity College this morning, a security guard briefly inter(...)