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 Mick Hannigan, Cork Film Festival director since 1986 and chief executive since 2009, rejected any suggestion that the issue was down to funding and said he believed the festival board simply wanted a change of team. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Cork Film Festival director Mick Hannigan and festival programmer Una Feely have expressed their dismay after being informed that they are to b(...)

“While Maltese salary rates are lower than those in Ireland, Maltese workers pay among the lowest taxes in [the] EU and annual living costs are substantially lower,” letter from Department of Social Protection to 60-year-old said.

The Department of Social Protection has been accused of actively promoting emigration after an unemployed 60-year-old received details of a job(...)

Britain may be forced to help collect a tax it would not be imposing, a House of Lords committee has warned.

Britain should go to court to stop plans by 11 euro zone countries to tax financial transactions from 2014 because of its impact on Britain, a (...)

Cyprus is preparing to publish details of the capital controls it will apply to prevent a deposit flight when banks reopen after being shut for(...)

BMW CEO Norbert Reithoffer: “Our business performance is exposed to many risks." Photo: Reuters

In keeping with the general air of gloom in the global motor industry, BMW this week said its pre-tax profit would stagnate in 2013 due to cont(...)

President Nicos Anastasiades, in his negotiation with the troika a week ago, appears to have opted for a levy on supposedly secured deposits under ¤100,000 for the sake of a lighter levy on those over ¤100,000. Photograph: Petros Karadjias/Reuters

Most of what has been written on the Cypriot financial crisis has naturally focused on Eu ropean and global economic concerns – the prospects f(...)

The letter about the local property tax ar(...)

A sign in a Nicosia shop window yesterday informs shoppers that only cash will be accepted. Some analysts have suggested Cyprus’s GDP could fall by 20 per cent over the next few years as a result of the bank restructuring plan. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

Ten days after a rescue package was first proposed for Cyprus, the group of lenders involving the Eu ropean Union and the International Monetar(...)

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe remains on the EU sanctions list. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

The European Union said today it would immediately suspend travel bans and asset freezes on most Zimbabwe an firms and people on its sanctions (...)

European shares rebounded and safe-haven German government bonds fell early on Monday after Cyprus clinched a last-ditch deal with lenders to b(...)

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