Minister for Finance Michael Noonan speaks to journalists prior to a meeting of the Eurogroup  in Brussels yesterday. EPA/Julien Warnand

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said he is “mystified” at a report by German MPs critical of Government tax deals for multinationals and highl(...)

The Bundestag, in Berlin. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Germans love plans. It’s their strength and their weakness. Or at least that is the stereotype, and like most stereotypes it has at least a grain (...)

The Bundestag committee visited Dublin last month and met Ministers Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin, officials from the Central Bank, Nama, the IMF, economists and Irish banks. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

Germany’s Bundestag finance committee has warned that, beyond tax breaks for multinational concerns, Ireland has no discernible business plan to retur(...)

 Minster for Finance Michael Noonan: said  he was not aware of any plan to link debt relief to tax reform. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Does anyone still think we are going to do a deal with Europe on our legacy bank debt? Hardly a week goes by that some European official or politician(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has ruled out any action by Europe on Ireland’s corporate tax rate.

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has ruled out any action by Europe on Ireland’s corporate tax rate. Speaking in Limerick earlier Mr Noonan was res(...)

Members of the Bundestag finance committee, visiting Ireland until Wednesday, have suggested that naming the investors who benefited from EU-IMF bailouts in Ireland and elsewhere would boost the chances of further European debt relief. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Ireland can expect no further debt relief from its EU partners unless it shows readiness to reform its corporate tax system, German finance politic(...)