Any ruling that might affect intellectual property and how it is treated is a matter of significant concern for industry. File photograph: Getty

Ireland’s American business community was strangely quiet yesterday. And it was not entirely because they were keeping close tabs on the see-saw count(...)

The export sector has held up despite Covid-19.

Every quarter, when the Central Statistics Office publishes the latest national accounts figures, it is like getting a new Sudoku puzzle: it is left t(...)

Up to 270 million more people will go hungry in 2020 because of disruptions to harvests and supply chains, Christian Aid warns.

Developing countries are struggling to meet the costs of Covid-19, according to charity Christian Aid. And it says the money such countries are losing(...)

The Department of Finance accused the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council of misrepresenting the main findings of a report on Ireland’s corporation tax take.

The Department of Finance accused the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (Ifac) of misrepresenting the main findings of a paper on Ireland’s corporation ta(...)

Northern Ireland Minister of Finance Conor Murphy said the North is no longer pursuing a lower corporation tax rate. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The Northern Ireland Executive is “not actively pursuing” a lower rate of corporation tax for Northern Ireland from the UK government, according to M(...)

Taxpayers’ desire for a fair and principles-based approach should be reflected in the proposals that emerge

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe faced many tough choices in framing Budget 2020. Ireland is in a period of deep uncertainty, with the looming Bre(...)

It’s worth considering how investors typically hold property in Ireland, and how these various structures are taxed. Photograph: Getty

The UN special rapporteur on housing, Leilani Farha, sent a letter to the Government earlier this year questioning its decision to allow unregulated g(...)

Paschal Donohoe: tricky decisions ahead. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The current account of the balance of payments is a key indicator of the state of the economy, and a deterioration is an important signal of likely tr(...)

The exceptional profitability of US companies in Ireland reflects US tax law and how it is implemented by the US administration. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Since the late 1950s, the low Irish rate of corporation tax has played a key role in the successful development of the Irish economy through attractin(...)

Oxfam campaigners outside the Department of Finance earlier in 2017 to call on the Government to implement transparency where large companies make profit and pay tax. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland is among the most active countries in facilitating corporations moving profits to low- or zero-tax destinations, according to a new report fro(...)

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