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(...)

Germany’s main business lobby today called for the government to give so-called “patent box” tax breaks on profits generated from patented research to(...)

Pro-independence supporters march through Glasgow on route to the BBC Scotland where they staged a protest against their perceived bias today. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Thousands of independence supporters took to the streets of Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, today as polls showed the rival camps running desperatel(...)

Scottish first minister and SNP leader Alex Salmond (centre)  with former SNP deputy leader Jim Sillars (right). Photograph: Reuters/Paul Hackett

Major oil companies and the banks who have urged Scots to vote No will face “a day of reckoning” after next week’s referendum, a former deputy leader (...)

Mark Redmond: “The basic reason why we attract jobs is because US multinational operations in Ireland have a reputation for delivering on their mandate.”  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In the global tax game, Ireland is a mere pawn, powerless in the face of big corporations and their aggressive tax avoidance schemes. It’s no s(...)

Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton: aid Ireland would not be pushed into raising its corporate tax rate.

Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton, who is this week leading a trade mission to Australia, has been accused by a tax lobby group of “hyp(...)

Nato secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen said today that Kiev ‘envisages that the new parliament after the parliamentary election in Ukraine will change the legislation on non-alliance status’. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Nato secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen said today that Ukraine’s political leaders expected the Ukrainian parliament to abandon the country’s no(...)

The loophole that allowed Irish banks not to disclose their property losses during the crash has finally been closed.Under new international accountin(...)

Speaking in Brussels yesterday, a senior euro zone official said retroactivity was not envisaged in the scope of the European Stability Mechanism’s direct bank recapitalisation instrument being finalised. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan will continue to press the case for direct recapitalisation of Bank of Ireland and AIB when euro zone finance mini(...)

Mike Aynsley: “The Anglo emphasis internally was rather negative, as it was working out past problems created by bad management practices”

Somalia, if it features in news reports, is inevitably linked to pirates, terrorism and religious extremism. Like the former Anglo Irish Bank, which M(...)