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A “pretend” butcher’s  shop in the village of Belcoo, Co Fermanagh. Some vacant stores and shops in the village have large wraparound stickers placed on the windows to give the impression from a distance of an occupied business. The G8 summit will take place in nearby Lough Erne resort. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Fermanagh council has rejected suggestions its spending of public funds on improvement works in the county is aimed at hiding the effects of the reces(...)

Apple’s plant in  in Hollyhill, Cork. “US companies spend over €13 billion in the Irish economy and contribute over 70 per cent of all corporation tax paid to the exchequer.” Photograph: Reuters/Michael MacSweeney

Since the middle of 2012 there has been a consistent flow of stories in international media that has focused on the global tax structures of certain m(...)

Stickers applied to the windows of a former butcher’s shop in Belcoo, Co Fermanagh, give the premises the superficial appearance of a thriving business.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Hundreds of thousands of pounds have been spent on a Fermanagh facelift as the county prepares for the G8 summit in just under three weeks’ time, but (...)

Apple senior executives Peter Oppenheimer,  Timothy Cook and Phillip Bullock being sworn in before this week’s US Senate hearings during which Ireland was dubbed a “tax haven”. Photograph: Daniel Rosenbaum/the New York Times

Sovereign states struggling to adjust fiscal capacity to highly mobile capital in a period of recession have thrust the issue of corporate taxa(...)

European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services Michel Barnier: “We need more responsible companies.” Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

The European Commission intends to force companies to disclose revenues and profits on a country-by-country basis to crack down on tax avoidanc(...)

Don’t believe all of the hype surrounding Donegal’s Ulster football showdown against Tyrone this Sunday after(...)

United Left Alliance TD Richard Boyd Barrett described the amendments as an abuse of process, giving the Minister “pretty draconian powers”

The Dáil has granted the Minister for Justice powers to order mobile phone companies to shut down parts, and (...)

For Ireland, and for Taoiseach Enda Kenny, the issue of tax evasion, tax avoidance, and tax havens could not have surfaced at a less opportune (...)

“New information has emerged from the Revenue Commissioners on incomes and taxation here.”

The deference to financial and corporate power that impelled Brian Cowen and Brian Lenihan to give the blanket guarantee to the financial insti(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Italy’s Prime Minister Enrico Letta listen to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso during a European Union leaders summit in Brussels today. Photograph:  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

EU leaders pledged to intensify co-ordination of tax disclosure today in a bid to tackle aggressive tax planning, as Ireland’s corporate tax r(...)

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