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Pfizer is one of four pharma companies – along with Abbott, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Merck –  examined in the report ‘Hard to Swallow: Facilitating Tax Avoidance by Big Pharma in Ireland’. Photograph: Tom Bergin/Reuters

Ireland’s corporate tax system is helping some of the world’s largest drug companies deprive emerging economies of almost €100 million a year, accordi(...)

German chancellor and CDU leader Angela Merkel and SPD leader Martin Schulz shake hands in Berlin on Friday following all-night preliminary coalition talks. Photograph: Steffi Loos/Getty Images

Ireland’s bilateral relationship with Germany could be facing turbulence after Berlin on Friday stepped up its battle against tax avoidance in the Eur(...)

Former  minister Michael Noonan: Just days after he closed  the door on the Double Irish, corporate lawyers were blogging about the Single Malt approach. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

When the then minister for finance Michael Noonan closed the door on the Double Irish corporate tax loophole in 2014, great fanfare was made of Irelan(...)

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), one of the big four accountancy and auditing firms. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Regulators need to focus more intently on the facilitation of tax avoidance globally by the giant big four accountancy firms , a report commissioned b(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: he made it very clear in July he is dedicated to step up efforts to combat tax evasion and tax fraud. Photograph:  Reuters/Christian Hartmann

Last year was the year the world discovered there is no whiskey in a double Irish and no cheese in a Dutch sandwich. Discussions about fair taxation a(...)