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Concerns about Facebook’s new cryptocurrency, Libra, relate to money laundering, taxation, data protection and other issues. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Officials at the Department of Finance have raised concerns about Facebook’s new cryptocurrency, Libra, in relation to money-laundering, taxation, dat(...)

Ireland was seen as having facilitated sweetheart deals with big tech firms that allowed them avoid billions in tax. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images

When the Paris-based the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) started work on reforming the global tax system back in 2016, I(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe ahead of delivering his budget speech to the Dáil this week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland could lose more than 10 per cent of its corporation tax revenue under new proposals to reform the global tax system, business lobby group Ibe(...)

The OECD wants to address how multinationals can shift profits to low-tax economies, leaving little corporate tax take for larger countries. Photograph: Getty

The OECD has proposed a global shake-up of corporate taxation, overturning a century of rules that had allowed digital groups such as Facebook, Apple,(...)

Murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (left) and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman: Ireland’s silence in the face of state violence may begin to sound uncomfortably like tolerance.  Photographs: Mohammed al-Shaikh and Oscar del Pozo

In a ranking of coveted electoral endorsements, a public nod of approval from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would, under any circumstances, place fairly(...)

 The latest scientific evidence suggests the worst predicted effects of global heating are happening quicker than anticipated. Photograph: Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images

1 It’s happening quicker than anticipated – the Paris Agreement may not be enough The worst predictions are coming through quicker than anyone feared(...)

Protesters against the destruction of the Amazon rainforest shout slogans against Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaroin front of the Brazilian embassy in Paris on Friday. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

France has joined Ireland and other EU nations in threatening not to ratify one of the world’s biggest trade deals unless Brazil does more to fight fi(...)

 Police fire tear gas to clear pro-democracy protesters in the Sham Shui Po district of Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

Prominent US lawmakers from both parties are voicing their support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, and some have called for President Donal(...)

US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev signing the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty in the White House on December 8th, 1987. Photograph: Reuters

The US has withdrawn from a critical 1987 nuclear arms control treaty with Russia after Moscow refused to destroy a new intermediate-range missile tha(...)

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro: Keeps the part in his hair, like his politics, on the far right. Photograph: Adriano Machado/Reuters

Tension has risen between Paris and Brasilia after Brazil’s populist nationalist president Jair Bolsonaro snubbed French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le(...)

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