Google: Prof Stewart’s research paper gives the internet giant as one example of a firm incorporated in Ireland but not regarded as resident for corporate tax purposes. Others include Apple, LinkedIn, Adobe Software and Microsoft. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Large subsidiaries of multinationals, such as Apple and Google, which are based in Ireland are able to escape paying corporation tax due to an “exc(...)

Head of tax at PricewaterhouseCoopers Feargal O’Rourke

The head of tax at PricewaterhouseCoopers Feargal O’Rourke wrote last week about the need for transparency on tax. “The defining feature of a c(...)

Enda Kenny is welcomed by Angel Gurria, the head of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on the Taoiseach’s visit to Paris last week. Photograph: AP Photo/Michel Euler

US multinationals reported paying tax rates of 2.2 per cent in Ireland during 2011, according to a new study.A research paper by Prof James Stewart, a(...)

Google’s Dublin offices. Latest figures indicate that its Irish operation had revenues of €15.5 billion during 2012. However, it ended up paying Irish corporation taxes of just €17 million.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When Taoiseach Enda Kenny was grilled over Ireland’s low tax regime for multinationals on a visit to Paris last week, he fell back on a familiar defen(...)

“New information has emerged from the Revenue Commissioners on incomes and taxation here.”

The deference to financial and corporate power that impelled Brian Cowen and Brian Lenihan to give the blanket guarantee to the financial insti(...)