Ireland will have to act wisely, observing which way the wind is blowing, measuring its response, and all the while seeking to preserve the benefits of its vital foreign direct investment sector

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing in relation to the taxation of multinationals. Whether it’s Margaret Hodge in Westmi(...)

Welcoming the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (Beps) report, Mr Noonan said the OECD proposals would “play to Ireland’s advantage”, despite fears it could provoke a flight of multinationals. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government has warned the European Union not to attempt to go beyond plans published on Monday that seek to lay down new global rules on taxing mu(...)

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s tax reform plan published on Monday represents the first effort in a century to design(...)

Pascal Saint-Amans, director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

The new global template for taxing multinationals could lead to more corporation tax being collected by Ireland, according to the head of the team beh(...)

Iam the child of refugees. My parents came to the UK to escape Hitler. Their arrival saved their lives. More passionate patriots cannot be imagined. I(...)

 Migrants wait in front of Croatian police officers near the entrance of a reception centre close to Croatia’s border with Serbia in Opatovac. European governments have pushed through by majority vote a divisive deal to share the resettlement of  120,000 refugees across the bloc. Photograph: Zoltan Balough/EPA.

European governments have pushed through by majority vote a divisive deal to share 120,000 refugees after clashing over whether the quotas would be im(...)

In the 12 months to April,  35,300 Irish nationals left the country, down 13 per cent on the previous year. Photograph: Thinkstock

More than one in six Irish-born people are now living abroad, the highest share of any country in the OECD. New analysis from the Organisation for Ec(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ministers are being told to rein in their spending demands as the inner Cabinet pushes back on pressure to provide more money for the 2016 budget. M(...)

The organisation called for the acceleration through the courts of cases involving house repossessions and urged against home buyer subsidies and other measures to counteract rising rents and property prices

Ireland’s fiscal position has improved and its public debt is declining, but the budget deficit remains too large and spending pressures are rising, t(...)

 2015 shows coal stockpiled at the coal port of Newcastle in Australia’s New South Wales state.

Rich nations are stubbornly divided ahead of talks in Paris on Thursday to seek a deal to phase out coal subsidies in a foretaste of the difficulty of(...)