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In a major speech to the  Irish Tax Institute/Harvard Kennedy Centre tax conference in Dublin, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe expressed serious reservations over proposals by some countries to introduce a minimum effective corporate tax rate. Photograph: Alan Betson

Changes in global corporation tax are on the way and this will bring challenges for Ireland, according to Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. Irel(...)

Paris gathering: The US underlined its opposition to unilateral action on a digital sales tax. Photograph: EPA

The momentum for global reform of corporate taxes was underlined at an OECD ministers’ meeting in Paris on Wednesday. US support, vital if the issue i(...)

Property prices may strongly surge again, the OECD says. Photograph: iStock

The Irish property market remains vulnerable to “rapid changes in prices” and the influx of foreign investors could create a new source of risk, accor(...)

“Heroin is a semi-synthetic opiate synthesised from morphine, and is the most prevalent illicit opioid worldwide.”  Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland has been named as one of six countries which have experience a significant rise in the level of opioid-related deaths. A report, Addressing (...)

Donogh O’Malley’s announcement of his intention to introduce free secondary education sparked the ire of the Department of Finance. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

Not all doom-laden Department of Finance warnings over ambitious public spending plans necessarily come to pass. While the department tasked with kee(...)

Luxembourg’s prime minister Xavier Bettel, Latvia’s Krisjanis Karins, France’s Emmanuel Macron and the Netherlands’ Mark Rutte at the EU summit in Sibiu, Romania. Photograph: Ludovic Marin

EU leaders on Thursday put action on climate change at the top of the union’s agenda for the next five years. Meeting in Sibiu, Romania, leaders gave (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte walk along the parliament in The Hague, Netherlands,  prior to the Summit in Sibiu. Photograph: EPA

Ireland and the Netherlands intend to stand firm on the issue of tax sovereignty, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. Both countries have been criticis(...)

The head of the National Competitiveness Council, Peter Clinch, said  Irish businesses face costs that are 65 per cent higher than their EU counterparts.

The head of the National Competitiveness Council has warned that rising rents and labour costs combined with the high rate of personal taxation are no(...)

INM chief executive Michael Doorly and Murdoch MacLennan, INM non-executive chairman, at the company’s agm this week

The Department of Finance was presented with another stark warning over the long-term sustainability of the economy this week as a report pointed out (...)

Ireland’s corporate tax take has soared over the past few years, helping to pay for a lot of extra government spending. But there are fears that inter(...)

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