Martin Schulz, leader of the Social Democratic Party  in Germany. He said Ireland was complicit in allowing companies such as Apple to avoid billions of euro in tax. Photograph:   EPA/Hayoung Jeon

There has scarcely been a more dramatic week in Anglo-Irish relations for many years, but an agreement was finally reached between London and the EU o(...)

Nevin Economic Research Institute director Tom Healy. The think tank said it expected the Republic’s economy to grow by 4.5 per cent in GDP terms this year.

Tax planning by multinationals is distorting Ireland’s economy and limiting the usefulness of traditional indicators such as gross domestic product ((...)

The Web Summit: in the sunshine of its new Lisbon home  – temperatures are expected to reach 21 degrees during the week –  an anticipated 60,000 people are set to attend the events.

MONDAY Results: Avis Budget Group, Horizon Pharma, Jones Lang LaSalle, Mylan. Indicators: Irish Industrial production (Sep); Euro-zone composite, (...)

Staff watch Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Business Frances Fitzgerald officially open LinkedIn’s Europe, Middle East and Africa headquarters in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary lifted his hands off the table and raised his eyebrows on Thursday when it was put to him at the company’s agm that some(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says middle income earners need a tax cut; but in a comparison of tax revenues Neri found that on a per person basis, combined taxes and social contributions in Ireland are significantly lower than in comparator high-income EU countries.

Ireland needs to “learn from the mistakes of the past” and shore up its finances, increase its spend on education, childcare, housing and infrastructu(...)

Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona. Photograph: Getty Images

“This is the first time an 11-year-old has dragged his parents to come on the tour,” says Irishwoman Catherine Howley, who runs Spanish Civil War tour(...)

British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn at the Glastonbury festival. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Millennials are often written off as entitled, social-media obsessed, work-shy snowflakes.But this cohort of people in their 20s and 30s was one of th(...)

For many, “the idea that the economy is running too hot seems entirely alien”. Photograph: iStock

Ireland may well be the fastest-growing economy in Europe this year, but for many Irish consumers, this has yet to have a meaningful impact. Meanwhile(...)

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy said income tax cuts would be paid for by the buoyancy of the economy. Photograph: Getty Images

With most of the so-called “fiscal space” earmarked for Budget 2018 effectively crowded out by pre-existing spending commitments and a new public sect(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: Will trigger Article 50 on March 29th.  Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

After nine months of ifs and buts since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, prime minister Theresa May this week finally named a dat(...)

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