Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: He can harangue the banks. But will he give the Central Bank new powers? Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Next week, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will haul in the bank chiefs for a dressing-down about their response to the tracker mortgage scandal.(...)

There was fury in London at a sentence in the OECD document which said that if the Brexit decision was reversed, “the positive impact on growth would be significant.”

The OECD has lobbed a grenade into the Brexit debate, estimating a major hit to growth in 2019 if the UK leaves without a deal and saying that the fli(...)

Prof Tim Callan of the  the ESRI found bigger adjustments to the tax system would have been needed to ensure  expected wage inflation did not eat into the value of wage increases. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The budget did not do enough to adjust the tax and welfare systems for the expected rise in wages next year, an analysis from the Economic and Social(...)

Minister for Finance and Minister for Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe’s budget offered few surprises, which was perhaps a surprise in itself

Budget 2018 spread the jam thinly. The winners are middle-income earners, writes Eoin Burke-Kennedy. The losers are sun-bed loving smokers with a tast(...)

Apple is amongst the multinationals believed to have moved intellectual property to Ireland over the past couple of years. Such moves were a key factor behind the huge jump in Irish GDP in 2015.

The Government is to raise more money in the short term from the multinational sector by limiting the use of a key tax allowance related to the transf(...)

Contacts are believed to have been made with the major companies over the change to the regime. Photograph: iStock

An important change to multinational tax arrangements is expected to be announced in Budget 2018, limiting the tax write-offs big companies can take u(...)

There’s just six days to  left until Leo Varadkar and Paschal Donohoe announce their first budget as Taoiseach and finance minister respectively. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

With just six days left until Leo Varadkar and Paschal Donohoe announce their first budget as Taoiseach and Minister for Finance respectively, the mos(...)

Irish beef: Ireland’s food sector could have to compete on equal terms with big players like Argentina and New Zealand. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

If there is one thing that might drive the UK and the EU towards a trade deal after Brexit it is the head-wrecking complexity that will result if they(...)

Paschal Donohoe: looks set to reimpose the cap on tax write-downs companies can claim relating to intellectual property assets. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

For years, the taxation of big international companies was something of a game. Big multinationals – mainly from the United States – exploited gaps an(...)

The European Union flag flies outside the European Commission building in Brussels: in a landmark decision the commission found that Apple owed the Irish Government over €13bn plus interest for unpaid tax. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

As if Brexit and the possibility of US tax changes do not present enough uncertainty for Irish economic policymakers, new corporate tax proposals set (...)