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People walk past the Apple logo near an Apple Store at a shopping area in central Beijing. Photograph: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters

The tax inquiry by a powerful US Senate subcommittee into computer giant Apple and the financial advantages it enjoys in Ireland comes as bad n(...)

 Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore: “Ireland does not negotiate special tax-rate deals with any company.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has denied that Ireland had negotia(...)

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt criticised British politicians for “a confusing spectacle” in which “legislators are doing the lobbying and companies are articulating the law as it stands”. Photograph: Reuters/Adam Hunger

International tax law “could almost certainly benefit from reform”, but it is politicians and not companies t(...)

Michael Finucane told a subcommittee of the House of Representatives committee on foreign affairs that security force collusion in his father’s murder was the “last great historical issue” for the British government in the Northern Ireland conflict. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The son of slain Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane has urged US congressmen to pressure the British gover(...)

Six of Donal Walsh’s best friends walk beside the coffin as it makes its way from the young man’s home to St John’s Church in Tralee for yesterday’s funeral. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Mourners at the funeral of inspirational teenager Donal Walsh yesterday heard his mother Elma c(...)

Tricky manoeuvres on tax

Finance Minister Michael Noonan, as chairman of the European Union’s finance ministers during Ireland’s time as president of the European counc(...)

Trinity College Dublin: “Now we have a ban on Church of Ireland people seeking to enter Trinity as primary teachers.” Adrian Oughton told the general synod in Armagh.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

About 60 per cent of Church of Ireland schools would be forced to close if a recommendation that a minimum sc(...)

President Barack Obama will visit Belfast before joining the G8 summit in Fermanagh next month to urge Stormont leaders to cou(...)

A statue of golfer Nick Faldo in the grounds of Lough Erne Resort near Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

The venue for the G8 world leaders summit next month, the five-star Lough Erne Resort in Fermanagh, is back on the market with(...)


U.S. first lady Michelle Obama smiles at a U.S. military veteran during an event promoting the hiring of veterans and military spouses in the East Room of the White House in Washington, April 30, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
Michelle Obama and her daughters are likely to visit the Republic during the G8 meeting in Fermanagh in June

Plans are being made for an overnight visit to the Republic by US first lady Michelle Obama and her da(...)

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