Room service: the A.L.O. by Savioke delivers fresh towels to a hotel guests’ room. Photograph:  Jason Henry/The New York Times

A machine that administers sedatives recently began treating patients at a Seattle hospital. At a Silicon Valley hotel, a bellhop robot delivers items(...)

Life expectancy is growing faster in Ireland than anywhere else in Europe and Irish people have the highest levels of satisfaction with their own health. Photograph: Getty

Life expectancy is growing faster in Ireland than anywhere else in Europe and Irish people have the highest levels of satisfaction with their own heal(...)

Minister of State  for Overseas Development Aid Seán Sherlock, Minister for Foreign Affairs  Charlie Flanagan and Erik Solheim of the OECD at the launch of a review of Ireland’s aid programme  at Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The Government has been urged to set a date for fulfilling a pledge to allocate 0.7 per cent of gross national product (GNP) to overseas developmen(...)

Pascal Saint-Amans, director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration OECD, addressing delegates  via skype: At the conference Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said plans to reform the global tax system must not be used to create advantages for larger countries. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Plans to reform the global tax system must not be used to create advantages for larger countries, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said.Addre(...)

The release of the study this week is timely given that it occurs at the start of Science Week

Students studying under the Project Maths curriculum have recorded a “small but positive” improvement in their skills with the subject, a new study h(...)

Scrutinised: PricewaterhouseCoopers. Photograph: Nicolas Bouvy/EPA

The flood of stories began at 9pm on Wednesday, when leaked PricewaterhouseCoopers documents revealed some of the arrangements that household-name com(...)

Covidien is an Irish-registered plc multinational which employs about 1,500 people. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Multinational medical supplies group, Covidien, transferred the right to loans totalling $6.9 billion from Luxembourg to a new Irish company as par(...)

The corporate tax structures involving Luxembourg can seem nightmarishly convoluted, but in essence they are quite simple.They save groups of companie(...)

The correspondence between PwC Luxembourg and Luxembourg tax officials are what are called advanced tax agreements (ATAs) and provide comfort to people and companies that the transactions they are entering into will be treated in a certain way.

Colm KeenaThe correspondence between PwC Luxembourg and Luxembourg tax officials are what are called advanced tax agreements (ATAs) and provide comfor(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was speaking at the annual dinner held by the Dublin Chamber of Commerce this evening. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said next week’s budget will see the first step in reducing the 52 per cent tax on low and middle income earners, a rate he s(...)