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Tony Campion, owner of The Silver Key pub and restaurant in Ballinlough, Cork city was filmed in the outdoor area of his business. Photograph: Facebook

A Cork bar owner has apologised after he was caught on video saying he wanted the pandemic to continue for “another 10 years” such is the level of fin(...)

Will Shortz during a 2006 ‘Wordplay’ Brunch in  Utah, United States. File photograph: Randall Michelson/WireImage

Every day thousands of people vie to outsmart one man: Will Shortz, the New York Times’s crossword editor of almost three decades. Crossword fanatics(...)

The tax deal was set to be the biggest fresh policy initiative emerging from the G20 talks in Venice. Photograph: Getty Images

Finance chiefs of the G20 large economies endorsed a landmark move to stop multinationals shifting profits to low-tax havens at talks on Saturday wher(...)

Google’s European headquarters in Silicon Docks in Dublin. For decades, multinationals moved to Ireland for its low taxes. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/ The New York Times

“He’s prepared to cop the flak.” That was the summary of one high-level source when asked about the fallout for Ireland and for Minister for Finance P(...)

Stained glass window in the west wall of St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

In the years following the Cromwellian siege of Limerick in 1651, Quakers were to suffer greatly under the notorious governor of the conquered city, C(...)

Soon Paschal Donohoe  will have to decide whether to drop the 12.5 per cent rate that has served Ireland well but led to friction with European partners. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Paschal Donohoe’s refusal to back an outline OECD agreement on corporate tax has left the Minister for Finance in peculiar company. The eight other di(...)

Paschal Donohoe has expressed reservations about the OECD  proposals. Photograph: EPA

Ireland is one of nine countries that did not sign a major agreement at the OECD on Thursday to reform the global corporate tax regime, including a mi(...)

Lynne Embleton, Aer Lingus chief executive. “I don’t think anybody doubts the importance of aviation, but I think what is possibly not understood is that time matters.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On Tuesday last, Aer Lingus operated 34 flights. On the same date in 2019 – June 22nd – it had 318. “It’s just a handful,” says Lynne Embleton, who b(...)

 Former Stobart Air pilots and members of  the Irish Airline Pilots Association  protest at the Department of Health where they handed in a letter to Tony Holohan over Nphet’s opposition to the use of antigen testing for international travel. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Shortly after midnight on Saturday morning, Stobart Air workers received emails telling them of the airline’s closure. Its owner, British aviation and(...)

Members of the Irish Airline Pilots Association during a protest at the Department of Health. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Up to 5,000 more Irish aviation jobs could be lost this winter if the Government does not ease travel curbs, pilots warned on Wednesday. Pilots’ unio(...)

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