A surge in corporate tax receipts last year has been linked to a move by Apple to shift some of its intellectual property  rights here in wake of global moves to clamp down on multinational tax avoidance under the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting  initiative. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

Even a modest rise in Ireland’s 12.5 per cent corporation tax rate could seriously undermine the flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) here, a stud(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: The European Commission President was prime minister of Luxembourg when most of the ’Luxembourg leaks’ tax deals were negotiated. Photograph:  Laurent Dubrule/EPA

The European Union’s fight against aggressive corporate tax planning steps up a gear today when the EU economics commissioner unveils a new package on(...)

St Elijah’s Monastery, one of the earliest Christian settlements, and the oldest in Iraq, near Mosul, in 2009. Isis has damaged or destroyed scores of historic sites and monuments as part of a campaign to eradicate remnants of cultures it considers anathema to its extremist vision of Islam. Photograph: Eros Hoagland/New York Times

Islamic State destroyed one of the oldest Christian sites in Iraq as part of its campaign against ancient sites in the country, according to satellite(...)

The film business has its own eccentricities. Domhnall Gleeson and I are at the Soho Hotel in central London to discuss (among many other things) his (...)

 US Lieutenant General Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, deputy Commander of the US Forces Korea, speaks in front of a US F-16 fighter jet during a press briefing on the flight by a US B-52 Stratofortress over South Korea at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea on Sunday. Photograph: EPA

The United States deployed a B-52 bomber on a low-level flight over its ally South Korea on Sunday, in a show of force following North Korea’s nuclea(...)

Head of the eurogroup  Jeroen Dijsselbloem: “I think Ireland once again demonstrates that determined implementation . . . can turn an economy around to the benefit of citizens”

Corporate tax will top today’s meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels, as ministers discuss the latest state of play regarding the common consoli(...)

OECD chief economist Catherine Mann says Irish-owned enterprises lag behind their foreign counterparts.

Ireland will have to sell itself as more than just a low-tax destination in the new era of global tax transparency, OECD chief economist Catherine Man(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny with British Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street on Monday.

Ireland and Britain are tied together by reasons of family, history, free travel and trade. People are right to celebrate the improvement in our relat(...)

Ken Hardy, KPMG partner and R&D incentives practice leader: “The knowledge development box could be very attractive for indigenous businesses and SMEs that undertake most of their R&D in Ireland”

KPMG’s latest Innovation Monitor reveals high levels of innovation activity in Irish business with 84 per cent of companies either innovating or plann(...)

Residents of Fort Bragg were instructed not to wear costumes of ‘such a nature and theme’ after the suicide bomber costume incident. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/PA

A soldier who tried to enter North Carolina’s Fort Bragg US Army base dressed as a suicide bomber for Halloween prompted a security alert including a (...)