The European commission proposed a 3 per cent tax on revenues in March from Apple, Facebook, Google and other companies. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Austria is stepping up plans for an EU-wide digital tax on big tech companies such as Apple and Google, despite opposition from within the bloc. Hart(...)

The Dublin operation is expected to be retained and expanded following the deal

Irish biotech company Biosensia has been acquired by the US medical diagnostics firm Kypha for an undisclosed sum. The company was founded in Dublin (...)

Michael Ring, 84,  and his granddaughter Emma Price.

An 84-year-old Cork-born pensioner who kept a billiard cue by his bed rammed it into the face of one intruder and used it to fend off another, a court(...)

JPMorgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon said the UK economy could suffer such a significant downturn after Brexit that it would have “an impact on global growth”. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

JPMorgan Chase’s chief executive has added to the pressure on UK prime minister Theresa May by warning that Brexit could be “tough for the British peo(...)

'When the Dart fills up at Grand Canal Dock, it is with real people, real employees, real managers.'

This week’s publication of bumper corporation-tax receipts reflects largely increased income from multinational companies. It comes hot on the heels o(...)

British prime minister Theresa May hosts a meeting with her cabinet at Chequers to discuss Brexit. Photograph: Joel Rouse/MOD Crown Copyright

Theresa May has persuaded her cabinet to back a soft Brexit, maintaining full regulatory alignment with Europe for goods and agricultural products and(...)

Polish supreme court president Malgorzata Gersdorf walks to the court building, surrounded by supporters, in Warsaw on Wednesday. Photograph: Maciej Jazwiecki/Agencja Gazeta via Reuters

Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki faced passionate attacks against Warsaw’s judicial reforms on Wednesday as a leading judge defied her forced (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Luxembourg’s prime minister Xavier Bettel, Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sánchez and Austria’s chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Photograph: Twitter

When you walk past the throngs of English-language students visiting Ireland this summer, you might be walking past tomorrow’s leaders of the free wor(...)

A no-deal for the rest of the EU means no British exit cash and budgetary chaos, border controls and customs, airlines unable to land, uncertainty on citizen rights, and supply line disruptions

“The European Council renews its call upon Member States, Union institutions and all stakeholders to step up their work on preparedness at all levels (...)

European Court of Justice  in Luxembourg. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

A Polish man fighting extradition from Ireland will have to demonstrate why he personally could not expect a fair trial at home if an Irish court deem(...)

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