First minister Nicola Sturgeon: She told delegates at th Scottish National Party’s conference in Aberdeen that there would be no second independence referendum until she was confident a majority would vote Yes. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

When Nicola Sturgeon addresses delegates at the end of the Scottish National Party’s conference in Aberdeen today it will be as a leader with approval(...)

Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Did Michael Noonan get beaten up by a Greek when he was younger? Perhaps it is just our wily Minister for Finance’s facetious way, but he seems to rev(...)

The Irish corporation tax regime has received much recent publicity – most of it not benign. This raises the question of what the purpose of the corpo(...)