Last year, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan increased the “imputed or notional distribution of assets”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Finance Bill has changed the tax rules in relation to Approved Retirement Funds (ARFs), the structures into which many people move their define(...)

Brian Lenihan: correspondence with former Anglo Irish Bank chairman relates to late January 2009 and early February 2009. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The family of Seán Quinn is demanding access to three letters sent between former minister for finance Brian Lenihan and then chairman of Anglo Iri(...)

Hauliers protest outside Dublin Port early this morning over taxes on the sector. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

This morning’s blockade of the State’s largest port by hauliers took place without notice, causing widespread disruption in the Dublin Port area. The (...)

Facebook Ireland had a turnover of €1.78 billion in 2012 but paid €770 million in royalty payments to a fellow Irish subsidiary believed to be tax resident in the Caribbean. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The global changes to how multinationals are taxed is of huge importance to Ireland and, as research published by the Department of Finance this week (...)

An explanatory note with the budget said some of the extra cash would be drawn from the proceeds of the Bord Gáis Energy sale.

The Government made a late decision over the weekend to tap ESB and Ervia, the State-owned former Bord Gáis Networks, for an extra €250 million to he(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan announced the ending of the so-called double Irish tax structure. Photograph: Alan Betson

The international movement against aggressive tax planning by multinationals, which saw the Government this week announce the closing of a tax structu(...)

Feargal O’Rourke, head of tax services at PwC

Some observers view this year as being one of the most difficult budgets of the cycle since the global financial crisis erupted. When you have nothing(...)

There is an extra €25 million to take the pressure off hospitals by dealing with delayed discharges. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

What a difference a year makes; this time last year a hang-dog James Reilly presided over a post-budget press conference that was as depressing as pol(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has attempted to ease the burden on the “squeezed middle” of taxpayers by confirming a reduction in the top rate of income tax from 41 per cent to 40 per cent. File photograph:  Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has attempted to ease the burden on the “squeezed middle” of taxpayers by confirming a reduction in the top rate o(...)

Measures to support young farmers and darmers in disadvantaged areas will be included in tomorrow’s budget, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Tomorrow will be “a big day for agriculture”, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said, pledging a “very ambitious range of taxation measures” (...)