The Government intends to introduce a universal savings scheme to increase pension coverage among private sector workers.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Doubts over the sustainability of the Irish pension system has dragged it down in an annual global study. The State ranks 12th of 30 countries asses(...)

Asked how he would describe the consequences of a hard Brexit, Enda Kenny replied “potentially catastrophic”.  Photograph: Barbara Lindberg.

The Brexit transition period is likely to last much longer than anyone expects, the former taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. The British prime minister (...)

President Michael D Higgins during a visit Warwick, Australia, to attend a reception for the Irish Diaspora. Photograph: Maxwell’s

President Michael D Higgins has said he may make a decision on whether to run for a second presidential term after the State visit to Canada that was (...)

President Donald Trump and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

Ireland’s corporate tax regime was the unlikely focus of “fake news” allegations this week after US president Donald Trump claimed Ireland was reducin(...)

Amazon has said it will announce a decision on its new campus next year. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Amazon. com is receiving offers of billions of dollars in tax breaks and other subsidies from cities and states across North America that are particip(...)

Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie takes part in an honouring ceremony at the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly in Gatineau, Quebec,  on December 6th, 2016. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters

The death of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, a music superstar beloved for songs about culture, small towns and hockey, triggered an outpouring o(...)

Minister of State for finance Michael D’Arcy has said: ‘The 12.5% tax rate is, and will remain, a core part of our offering.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

US president Donald Trump has renewed his pledge to clamp down on countries that are unfairly competing with America on tax, a day after he claimed th(...)

Canada’s Bombardier is continuing to look at strategic options for its aerospace division but no deal is imminent, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Canada’s Bombardier is continuing to look at strategic options for its aerospace division but no deal is imminent, people familiar with the matter sai(...)

Joshua Boyle speaks to the media after arriving at the Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Friday. Photograph: Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP

A US-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after being abducted in Afghanistan, returned to Canada on Friday where the husban(...)

As Shell’s Corrib gas field was producing gas at a high rate during 2016, its value had to be written down.

The Corrib natural gas field off the west coast lost €140 million last year, according to accounts filed by its operator, Shell E&P Ireland. Glob(...)