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Co-working and flexible office space has emerged as a driver of demand and take-up in the Irish market. Photograph: iStock

Offices Co-working and flexible office space – where companies and individuals rent on a short-term basis – has emerged as a driver of demand and tak(...)

Joanne Hession: “All my best possessions are either memories of growing up and my family, or my incredible group of friends.”
The lighter side

What business person do you most admire? Over the past two years I have come to know John C Maxwell, a US-based philanthropist and speaker on leaders(...)

Traders working  the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

European shares lagged their US peers and closed in negative territory on Thursday, as a busy day of central bank meetings failed to provide momentum (...)

For years, despite their growing power, tech platforms rarely garnered much scrutiny, and they were often loath to accept how much their systems affected the real world.

This was a terrible year for the tech industry. That’s an odd thing to say at a time of record growth and profits. In 2017, large American tech compa(...)

It was only a matter of time before the pressure told. Facebook is just the first to jump. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

There is apparently no truth to the rumour that – upon hearing that Facebook will no longer book global revenues in Dublin – European Commission offic(...)

Tax policy: Facebook responds

Facebook’s decision to change the way it accounts for revenues earned outside the US, booking many of them where the sales are made rather than at its(...)

Traders in the NYSE, December 13th. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

Stocks globally reached a record high on Wednesday ahead of a widely expected interest rate increase by the US Federal Reserve. Political jitters hi(...)

Facebook last year diverted more than €12 billion of global revenues to Ireland. Photograph: PA Wire

The European Commission says its drive to put pressure on digital giants to pay more corporation tax is “having a real impact”, following Facebook’s d(...)

Facebook has announced that it will no longer book non-US revenues from large advertisers through its Dublin unit. When fully implemented, the decis(...)

The importance of the Facebook move is the signal it sends about the direction which one of the world’s biggest players believes the wind is blowing.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Two things about Facebook’s announcement on changing its corporate and tax structure were interesting. The first was what they are doing – effectively(...)

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