The OECD proposals come amid a public outcry over the low levels of tax being paid by big corporations such as Google, Apple and Starbucks.  Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

What is the OECD proposing? The Paris-based think-tank has come up with a series of proposals to reform the international tax code. They are aimed (...)

Debby Bezzina works on a pilot programme on intra-vehicle communication the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute in Ann Arbor. Pilot programme: Debby Bezzina. Photograph: Joshua Lott/New York Times

A driver moves along in traffic, the forward view blocked by a truck or a bend in the road. Suddenly, up ahead, someone slams on the brake. Tyres scre(...)

Irish ambassador to the US Anne Anderson told an investor conference in Washington that the 12.5 per cent company tax rate will remain as a “sovereign right”.

Simon CarswellWashington CorrespondentThe Government will take “very serious account” of suggested changes to tackle global corporate tax avoidance bu(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan says Government agrees with OECD that there is no point in  establishing  special tax code for the digital economy. Photograph: Matteo Bazzi/EPA

Government ministers insisted today that Ireland had nothing to fear from OECD proposals to clampdown on multinational tax avoidance.Ireland has been (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan moved last year to scrap an Irish legal provision which was used by Apple to minimise its tax burden.

The OECD has set out far-reaching plans to eliminate aggressive tax avoidance by big multinationals, an initiative which is likely to prompt changes t(...)

Google received 2 requests from Irish authorities for the removal of material from YouTube in the first six-month period of the year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Irish authorities sought disclosure from Google on 10 user accounts in the first six months of the year.The tenth Google Transparency Report shows a w(...)

 Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Getty Images

Berlin is calling on Google to disclose details of the secret formula that has allowed it to monopolise web search in Europe, in a move that is likely(...)

The privately-held German company said it would pay $105.60 for each TRW share, representing a premium of 16%.  Photograph: Peter Steffen/AFP/GettyImages

ZF Friedrichshafen has agreed to acquire US rival TRW Automotive for $13.5 billion, including debt, as the German car parts supplier looks to build gl(...)

A screenshot of the game “Minecraft.” The game, which Microsoft likes enough to buy its parent company for $2.5 billion, has succeeded partly by demolishing generational and gender boundaries that usually carve the games business into separate categories.

Microsoft, maker of the Xbox video-game console, agreed to acquire Mojang AB, the software company behind the popular game Minecraft, for $2.5 billion(...)

Richard Bruton: pressed while on a trade mission Down Under last week over Ireland’s use as a fiscal rat run by tax-avoiding US multinationals.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley

This country appears to be developing a dreadful image problem Down Under. Which is a pity, considering such a good lump of our workforce has decamped(...)