The primary benefit of alternative dispute resolution is that it is cheaper than going to court. Photograph: iStock
Keeping out of court

Alternative dispute resolution is having a moment. Recent years have seen a marked rise in initiatives designed to keep conflicts out of court. In Oc(...)

Pierre Moscovici, EU commissioner for economic and financial affairs, taxation and customs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

More than two dozen countries face being named on a European tax-haven blacklist as the EU moves to crack down on aggressive avoidance. The draft lis(...)

From 65, Irish men and women can expect to live only about 60% of their remaining years of life free of disability, an EU report has warned.

Men and women in Ireland are living on average a remarkable five years more today than they were in 2000 (now, to 81.5 years). That’s just above(...)

The US Senate has approved  a tax overhaul that could cut the corporate tax rate from 35%  to 20%

European Union finance ministers will discuss on Tuesday a planned reform of taxes in the US that European officials said could affect EU business and(...)

If it had not been for the political drama and the Brexit negotiations, the big story this week would have been Ireland’s corporate tax regime. On Thu(...)

Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize-winning economist: “People are seeing globalisation as a venue by which rich corporations like Apple and Google can effectively escape taxation while hard-working citizens in France or Germany continue to pay high taxes.” Photograph: Sasha Maslov/New York Times

Ireland’s controversial tax deals with companies such as Apple and Google are part of a corrupt global system, which is fuelling inequality and politi(...)

Privacy activist Max Schrems , whose new project, noyb, is gathering funding via a Kickstarter-like platform until January. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Max Schrems is at it again. Tomorrow Austria’s restless privacy activist will be in the High Court in Dublin for the latest round in his long-running (...)

Ireland and Luxembourg are the only two EU countries projected to miss both their emissions and renewable energy targets in 2020

The fines hanging over Ireland for missing its EU climate targets in 2020 are likely to be significantly lower than previously thought. According to (...)

Dublin has emerged as the EU location for a number of players in the wider insurance market including specialist insurance groups Chaucer, part of Hanover Insurance Group , and Beazley. Photograph: iStock

British ship insurer Standard Club is setting up a new European Union subsidiary in Dublin in case Britain loses access to the single market after Bre(...)

Dublin ran Paris to the last count for the European Banking Agency, beaten on what Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney described as a “technicality”.

Paris and Amsterdam last night won the right to host two key European Union agencies following Brexit, snatching the prizes in both cases through the (...)

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