The Westin is among a number of propeties acquired by Liberty Global chairman John Malone

Billionaire Irish American businessman John Malone, who owns a number of prestigous properties in Ireland, didn’t just reduce his company’s tax bill w(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi

German chancellor Angela Merkel and European Central Bank president Mario Draghi aren’t blinking yet. The longest losing streak in European stocks in (...)

The Salix deal termination came less than two weeks after the US treasury department took a series of steps to curb “inversion” deals that let companies avoid US taxes by reincorporating abroad.

One US pharma company called off it Irish-based “inversion” merger yesterday in response to US Treasury measurers, while another restructured its deal(...)

US medical device maker Medtronic’s plan to move its tax base to Ireland may be in doubt under rules announced by the Obama administration yesterday.

Medtronic, the Minnesota-based medical device maker that’s planning to take an Irish tax address, may become one of the biggest losers under rules ann(...)

PricewaterhouseCoopers was fined $25 million after sanitising a report to regulators on sanctions and money-laundering controls for Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ , New York’s top bank regulator said today. (Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

PricewaterhouseCoopers was fined $25 million after sanitising a report to regulators on sanctions and money-laundering controls for Bank of Tokyo-Mits(...)

Chiquita Brands International said it will continue with its planned purchase of Irish competitor Fyffes after rejecting an unsolicited $611 million takeover proposal from Cutrale Group and Safra Group.  Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Chiquita Brands International, owner of the namesake banana label, said it will continue with its planned purchase of Irish competitor Fyffes after re(...)

Professor Stephen Shay: said Obama could invoke a 1969 tax law that would restrict foreign companies using inter-company loans and interest deductions to reduce their tax bills. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Talk to any Irish lawyer facilitating these so-called corporate tax inversion deals – involving US multinationals shifting their tax address to Irelan(...)

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau speaks at an unknown location in this still image taken from an undated video released by Nigerian Islamist rebel group Boko Haram. Photograph: Reuters

When Washington imposed sanctions in June 2012 on Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, he dismissed it as an empty gesture.Two years later, Shekau’s sce(...)

China has warned the United States that it would retaliate if Washington presses on with charges against five Chinese military officers accused of hacking into American companies to steal trade secrets, state media said today. Photograph: Reuters

China has warned the United States that it would retaliate if Washington presses on with charges against five Chinese military officers accused of hac(...)

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(...)