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Trade unions representing workers in the private sector are to seek basic pay increases of just over 3 per cent next year and to look for additional p(...)

Tax policy: Facebook responds

Facebook’s decision to change the way it accounts for revenues earned outside the US, booking many of them where the sales are made rather than at its(...)

New  technologies  mean  less educated young people ‘could face major challenges’, PwC has said. Photograph: iStock

Ireland’s gross domestic product (GDP), a measure of our economic activity, could get a €10 billion boost if more young people were in education, empl(...)

The importance of the Facebook move is the signal it sends about the direction which one of the world’s biggest players believes the wind is blowing.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Two things about Facebook’s announcement on changing its corporate and tax structure were interesting. The first was what they are doing – effectively(...)

Facebook stressed the changes will have no jobs impact here, where it employs more than 2,000 workers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Facebook’s decision to stop booking global revenues in Ireland increases pressure on other tech giants who use their operations here to lower tax bill(...)

A finding that men and women in the Republic are living on average five years more today than they were in 2000 is good news indeed. Largely driven by(...)

The EU published a tax haven blacklist on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

It was certainly an improvement on the list recently published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, which featured only one (...)

Family with children riding husky dogs sledge in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

To many, the Nordic countries have come to represent a near-mythical paradise of gender equality and family harmony, where legions of happy fathers pu(...)

Irish ten year olds are now the best at reading in Europe and among the top-performers in the world. Photo: iStock

Every five years, more than 300,000 fourth class pupils are assessed in their reading skills across 50 countries. It is the world’s largest comparati(...)

Pierre Moscovici, EU commissioner for economic and financial affairs, taxation and customs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

More than two dozen countries face being named on a European tax-haven blacklist as the EU moves to crack down on aggressive avoidance. The draft lis(...)

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