Corporation tax: Microsoft and other US tech firms told Michael Noonan that “keeping the current standard will make Ireland a more attractive location for a regional headquarters”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Ireland is one of 40 countries that have not signed up to a tax reform that would change where multinational companies pay corporation tax on their pr(...)

Hard Brexit: trade barriers could cost the UK car industry   £7.9 billion. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty

A hard Brexit could cost the UK £17 billion, or €19 billion, in lost export revenue, a new report has warned. The research, by the law firm Baker McK(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: has been advised EU corporate tax reforms would “put Ireland at a disadvantage” in attracting future foreign direct investment. Photoghraph: Julien Warnand

Ireland will find it difficult to block proposed EU corporate tax reforms due to Brexit, a UCD academic has warned. The warning is echoed by global l(...)

Neria Wang from China at the launch of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival: Ireland was the fifth-largest market in Europe for Chinese investment in 2016. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Foreign direct investment from China into Ireland surged in 2016 to $2.9 billion (€2.7 billion) from just $10 million a year earlier, according to a s(...)