The biggest gainer in the year was Flutter Entertainment chief executive Peter Jackson, who received a 258 per cent pay increase.

With hundreds of thousands out of work on pandemic related subsidies, many people will have seen their pay decline substantially over the past year. (...)

The Minister said Local Property Tax changes would provide data relating to vacant properties. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said that since accurate data will not be available in time, a vacant property tax will not be announced (...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien has won his appeal over a judge’s refusal to order Red Flag Consulting public relations firm to disclose to him certain documents for his defamation and conspiracy action against the firm. Photograph: Collins Courts

Businessman Denis O’Brien has won his appeal over a judge’s refusal to order Red Flag Consulting public relations firm to disclose to him certain docu(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron, in a landmark sppech on Europe, said:  “One cannot benefit from European solidarity and play against the others”  Photograph: Christophe Simon / EPA

International agreement on a global minimum corporate tax could be finalised at the summit of the G20 in Venice next month. An historic breakthrough h(...)

The IMF said a minimum rate would help to reverse nearly four decades of falling global corporate tax rates while “mobilising revenue” for cash-strapped countries in the wake of the pandemic. Photograph: iStock

A global minimum corporate tax rate could boost the effective tax rates paid by multinational firms by as much as 10 per cent, a study by the Internat(...)

On Tuesday morning there were 15 confirmed Covid-19 inpatients in hospital in the North, none of whom were in intensive care. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A further 271 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the State, according to the Department of Health on Tuesday. There are 77 people in hospital, (...)

 Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald. Sinn Féin’s longstanding opposition to the Local Property Tax  is muddled and out-of-kilter with its wider political agenda.

Language is everything in politics. Notice how Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald refers to the local property tax (LPT) as a “tax on the family home”(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: Julien Behal

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe was briefed to say over-regulation was not to blame for the departure of KBC Bank from the Irish market. The ban(...)

Prof Stephen Kinsella said young people in Ireland endured  ‘an unequal experience of the post-austerity period from 2013 to 2020’.  File photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Younger people in Ireland are increasingly experiencing poorer economic outcomes – from above average rates of unemployment to higher housing costs an(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: “VAT receipts, in particular, show that both consumers and business are feeling more confident about the future.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

VAT receipts surged back to pre-pandemic levels last month as the economy reopened after months of lockdown. The latest exchequer returns from the De(...)

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