Disney’s Luxembourg offices are set up in a way that could allow the entertainment giant to move profit away from countries with high corporate taxes like France and Germany.

A Luxembourg structure set up by The Walt Disney Co is laid out in a 34-step advance tax agreement proposed in October 2009 by Ernst & Young to th(...)

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Image of the week: Sign of the times There’s a new addition to our occasional series of updates from the world of robotics. Meet Ms Aiko Chihir(...)

Zooey Deschanel in New Girl: the tipping point in twee’s recent starry rise?

What do Belle & Sebastian, Lena Dunham, Peanuts the cartoon, Portlandia, artisan pickles, food trucks, crocheted owls on Etsy, ukuleles, kitten(...)

Harry McGee: ‘The latest quarterly report published today follows the patter of mixing substantial innovation with Mickey Mouse targets that amount to no more than box-ticking exercises.’ Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

A little bit like the painted-over Victorian postboxes reminding Free Staters of their colonial past, there are still a few remnants out there of the (...)

Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, a key figure in Germany’s triumph,  with  the World Cup trophy after last Sunday’s victory in Rio. Photograph: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

As the World Cup begins, Joachim Löw is the longest-serving manager in the tournament, but he’s still pondering a question that probably should hav(...)

 Jerome Boateng and Per Mertesacker  celebrate their team’s second goal in extra time during the  World Cup. Photograph:   Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Per Mertesacker has hit out at critics bemoaning Germany’s performance in their win over Algeria and believes qualifying for the World Cup quarter-fi(...)

Initially feared to be a paraglider, a large object which crashed into the sea off Bray turned out to be a Mickey Mouse balloon. Photograph: RNLI

A large Mickey Mouse balloon has been rescued by the Dún Laoghaire RNLI following a brief search in Co Wicklow.The lifeboat crew mobilised after a ser(...)

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She’d better not bail. I’ll be furious if she cancels. No, I’m not talking about a flaky best friend, I am talking about international pop star(...)

The Disney Store on Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / The Irish Times

The Disney Store on Dublin’s Grafton Street is one of the family entertainment giant’s top five retail stores in Europe, according to a company exe(...)

Jockey Barry Geraghty kisses the Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy after winning on Jezki. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A Champion Hurdle win and a record-breaking sixth successive victory by the Queen of Cheltenham Quevega should have been enough to send Irish (...)