The global economic recession cut growth, depressed tax revenues and forced most governments to borrow more to finance their rising deficits. Against (...)

OECD Secretary general Jose Angel Gurria. The OECD has said its leading indicator covering 33 member countries was unchanged for the sixth month in a row. Photo: Bloomberg

OECD sees slowing or stable growth in emerging economies flat in major developing economies with the exception of India while the outlook for most dev(...)

Starting salaries for consultants were cut by 30 per cent in 2012, but the Government is expected to agree to reverse some of this shortly.

Irish hospital consultants are still among the highest-paid in the world, despite the cuts imposed during the economic downturn, according to new f(...)

US President Barack Obama at the G20 summit in Russia last year. Proposals on the global tax system are due to be presented to a meeting of G20 finance ministers in September. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

After decades of relative stability, the global tax system is in a state of flux at a time when Ireland would least like it to be so.The foreign direc(...)

Feargal O’Rourke, chairman of the tax policy committee of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, and head of tax with PwC Ireland. “I believe the balance of advantages lies in Ireland dealing with [the issue] on a proactive basis.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland’s corporate tax regime will have to change and it will not be possible to sustain current corporate residency rules, a senior figure in the Ir(...)

 Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs  Eamon Gilmore at the announcement of his resignation yesterday: his successor will be under extreme pressure to rebuild a battered party. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Coalition faces a prolonged period of uncertainty after Eamon Gilmore’s abrupt resignation. In question for weeks to come is whether Labour will e(...)

Shire has said it has no intention of leaving Ireland at the moment

The Dublin-headquartered pharma giant Shire, one of a number of British firms to shift their base to Ireland in 2008 to avail of the Republic’s fav(...)

Google offices in Barrow Street, Dublin. Despite having substantial operations in the UK and elsewhere, Google’s taxable presence is deemed to be in Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Governments across the world are annoyed by the sight of multinationals doing business within their economies yet paying little or no tax there(...)

Representatives of Google, Microsoft, and Ebay joined experts from the big four accountancy firms, business lobby groups, civil servants from tax and finance administrations of the developed nations, trade union representatives and non-government organisations, to discuss possible changes to the global tax system. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The tax affairs of Apple and Google, both of whom use Ireland as key components of their global structures, were cited at the opening session in Pa(...)

Facebook, along with Google and Microsoft, did not respond to the OECD’s draft report. Photograph: Reuters/Thomas Hodel

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s tax base erosion project can produce a lot of abstruse language but it feeds into (...)