Boston Scientific: the actual tax the group was legally obliged to pay was lower for a number of reasons, including “different tax rates on overseas earnings”, according to the accounts. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Image

An Irish holding company of US medical products group Boston Scientific paid $60 million (€40 million) in corporation tax on profits of $1.4 billio(...)

Richard Bruton, Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, hopes the new EU-US free trade pact can be signed off during the Irish presidency of the EU council. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton hopes the new EU-US free trade pact can be signed off during the I(...)