The Apple billions will, as Father Ted might have put it, be “resting in our account”.

I wouldn’t start planning a second Metro line, a replacement for the M50 or a Dart to Dingle, on the basis of Ireland getting hold of the €13 billion (...)

The Government’s new tax on sugar-sweetened drinks will come into effect next Tuesday. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The Government’s new tax on sugar-sweetened drinks will come into effect next Tuesday, May 1st, after the European Commission found that the levy does(...)

It is anticipated that Apple will make a series of unspecified payments into an escrow account starting in May as it begins to pay its €13 billion Irish tax bill. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters

Apple will place the first tranche of its €13 billion Irish tax bill in an escrow account next month following the signing of a legal agreement betwe(...)

Former European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso: “The creativity of lawyers is boundless.” Photograph: Getty Images

Any attempt to “carve out” Northern Ireland from the UK leaving it under EU economic rules post-Brexit would be an “absolute deal breaker”, pro-Remain(...)

Alitalia filed for bankruptcy in May last year. Photograph: Getty Images

Brussels is investigating whether €900 million in bridging loans to Alitalia from the Italian government were illegal under Europe’s state aid rules. (...)

Phil Hogan: “As the figures stand at the moment, and in the absence of more money, there is no chance we’re going to get an increase...What we’re looking for at the moment is that we hold what we have”

European commissioner for agriculture Phil Hogan has warned that the €12 billion “hole in the overall European budget” caused by Brexit is likely to i(...)

US president Donald Trump. His controversial stance on climate change has seemingly galvanised action on the issue. File photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

The US president Donald Trump is proving to be a valuable – if unlikely – asset in the fight against climate change, the head of Europe’s main climate(...)

The UK has said the Border issue can be solved only in the context of future trade talks. Photograph/Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Conservative pro-Brexit MP Bernard Jenkin was on RTÉ’s News at One on Friday . It was not “beyond the wit of man”, he said, to come up with a solution(...)

Pat Ivory, Ibec’s director of EU and International Affairs, says there are key areas on which the union should focus. Photograph: Alan Betson

The EU needs to focus on unlocking the single market’s potential but should respect member state’s ability to manage their own tax and social affairs,(...)

Martin Selmayr: has been appointed commission’s new secretary general in manner criticised as “secretive”. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty

MEPs have sharply rebuked the European Commission over the secretive way in which it appointed its new secretary general. The nomination by commissi(...)

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