Bono has said Ireland’s contentious ‘double Irish’ tax regime has brought Ireland “the only prosperity we’ve known”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

U2 singer Bono has said Ireland’s tax regime, used to attract multinational companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google to Irish shores, has brought (...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: Ryanair’s view that the blocking of its takeover of Aer Lingus was a political decision had been rejected by the EU’s competition commissioner. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

The EU’s competition commissioner has rejected Ryanair’s view that the blocking of its takeover of Aer Lingus was a political decision, saying (...)