Bono said: “It’s just some smart people we have working for us trying to be sensible about the way we’re taxed.” File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

It is nearly four years since U2’s headline gig at Glastonbury, where activists clashed with security after unfurling a banner asking “U pay tax 2?”Ho(...)

UCD academic Dr Julien Mercille who spoke at the Oireachtas banking inquiry

The Irish media has not changed in its tendency to cover the interests of the country’s elites, even in the midst of a recovering property market, th(...)

NYSE traders: stocks can underperform for long periods.. Photograph:  Brendan McDermid/Reuters

How much money should you put in global equities? Are bonds looking risky right now? Is an old-fashioned portfolio made up of equities and bonds suffi(...)

A number of current and former media executives will appear before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry later this month as it continues its investigation i(...)

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the launch of a Europe-wide Report by the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Today’s report by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee on the issue of Google’s tax affairs is another media story that brings to internatio(...)

Megaphone diplomacy: did Bono really prolong violent conflict in the North? Photograph: Reuters/Tim Wimborne

Book Review: The Frontman: Bono (In the Name of Power) by Harry Browne. (Verso, 180pp, £9.99) Bono. No, wait – don’t go away! It’s okay – we’(...)

Aythor Harry Browne described  Bono as “an ambassador for imperial exploitation”. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

The author of a new book that criticises Bono’s advocacy work has said the book “has a lot of flaws, was written pretty quickly” and was not his “life(...)