The Revenue Commissioners issued guidance this week in relation to the taxation of Irish property held in fund structures beloved by vulture funds. Photograph: Alan Betson

Wondering what Budget 2018 will mean for you? Well, some of the vulture funds that Michael Noonan took aim at in his last Finance Act as minister alm(...)

Stephen Donnelly: he gave an  explanation on what distinguishes the two big parties using his dealings with former minister for finance Michael Noonan as a template

After a typically eloquent oration on the need for more strategic, long-term thinking to deal with Brexit and other economic challenges at the annual (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s strategy is to assemble a minority administration with a patchwork quilt of Labour, the Social Democrats, the Greens and others. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The next general election, whenever it happens, will for the first time in a decade once more be a stand-up fight between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to(...)

Brian Hayes MEP said “ultimately there will be a deal on tax” as both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael want the budget to go through. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes said on Wednesday he expects his party’s disagreement with Fianna Fáil over the universal social charge (USC) and income tax(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “High taxes on the middle classes are a barrier to opportunity and to work.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The great and the good in Fine Gael gathered in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, this week for the party’s annual think-in, where Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Min(...)

The Independents, including John Halligan, claimed a great victory when Government agreed to a review of corporation tax. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Preserving Ireland’s corporation tax regime is a professed priority of every party that seeks realistically to serve in Government. It is opposed onl(...)

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(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will seek to introduce changes to Fine Gael’s rules at the party’s national conference in November.

Fine Gael is still basking from the glory of its new leader Leo Varadkar, but there is a growing sense that the Taoiseach is failing to capit(...)

The private sector understandably refused to build while prices were on the floor, and it remains slow to get in the game while legacy tax incentives to hold onto land work their way through the system. Photograph: Getty Images

In 1975 Irish local authorities built 8,794 social housing units; in 1985 this dropped to 6,523; in 2006 the rate was 3,968; in 2015 it fell to 75. T(...)

It is understood senior figures have discussed setting up a new housing corporation to act as a developer of State-funded homes. Similar to the model of Irish Water, it would take powers off local authorities. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Government is considering establishing a new semi-State company to drive house building across the country in an effort to solve the housing crisi(...)