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Marco Buti, director general for economic and financial affairs at the Commission, said growth in Europe peaked in 2017 and the “outlook is now less favourable”. Photograph: iStock

The European Commission has become the latest influential body to raise concerns about the sustainability of the State’s corporation tax base. In its(...)

The bank had been accused by  journalist Daphne  Caruana Galizia of processing corrupt payments to Maltese officials. She was killed by a car bomb last year. Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

A Maltese bank at the heart of a money-laundering investigation has had its licence withdrawn by the European Central Bank. Pilatus Bank, which opene(...)

It is remarkable that until now, Ireland has not had a children’s science centre. Photo: iStock

Imagine the BT Young Scientist for 365 days of the year! Imagine a science centre for young people where they could interact with state-of-the-art exh(...)

File image from 2015 of Frank McDonald at Aldborough House, Dublin. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

“There is no use pretending that Frank McDonald is aiming at a judicial and dispassionate tone. He is not. He is in a rage,” said Maurice Craig of McD(...)

 The OECD logo. The organisation has now set its sights on passport-for-investment and residence-for-investment schemes

All too often Ireland finds itself in the crosshairs when it comes to issues of tax avoidance and unfair tax competition, especially within the EU. At(...)

CONOR POPE, Consumer Affairs Correspondent Irish subscribers to Sky Television could see dozens of channels including Disney and Discovery disappear (...)

Journalists the world over are increasingly endangered, like Jamal Khashoggi, by disregard of their freedom to report and investigate. Photograph: Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images

The disappearance and presumed murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul has brought a perfect storm of criticism and attention on the Saud(...)

Chile’s president Sebastián Pinera meets Pope Francis during a private audience at the Vatican. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis has defrocked two Chilean bishops who have been caught up in the country’s widening sexual abuse crisis, the Vatican said on Saturday. T(...)

A portrait of murdered Bulgarian television journalist Viktoria Marinova during a candlelit vigil in the city of Ruse. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

German police have arrested a suspect in the rape and murder of Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova, as officials in her homeland played down susp(...)

Lord Sugar with this year’s Apprentice candidates, who include ‘the Beyoncé of business’, a ‘mumpreneur’, an ‘extremist’, a molester of metaphorical bulls and   a human ATM. Photograph: Jim Marks

Apprentice 2019 will be a little different, I think. Brexit will have come and gone by then and few will remember the old ways (partly because without(...)

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