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The OECD is now looking at the most fundamental revision of the basis of taxation in almost a century. Photograph: Getty Images

The OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) rules may have been what was sought by participating countries at the outset, but they haven’t delive(...)

Professionals tend to leave the workforce earlier, due to their access to higher pensions and greater financial security.

Ireland’s workforce is getting older, according to a new Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) study. Back in 1998, just one in 10 workers was(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: the vast amount of the extra resources from above-target corporation tax have gone to cover the financial hole created by overspending, particularly in health. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is back talking about tax cuts. Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is playing down any expectations of tax reductions in the (...)

The Eglinton Hotel direct-provision centre in Galway. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Recent improvements to Ireland’s under-pressure direct-provision system could be reversed unless enough space is created for new asylum seekers, the J(...)

French economist Thomas Piketty: ‘The profits of big global companies must be declared on a global level.’ Photograph: Ed Alcock/New York Times

Thomas Piketty and Joseph Stiglitz are celebrity economists with a mission to bend capitalism from its liberal, deregulated, inequality-generating tra(...)

In Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown parents of a child under one year can  expect to be charged €265 per week for full-time care. Parents in Co Monaghan will pay an average of just over €155. Photograph: Getty Images

Parents in parts of Dublin will pay up to 70 per cent more for childcare than those in rural areas, new figures released by the Department of Children(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe told the Budgetary Oversight Committee the Bill governing  use of the contingency fund “would allow me to use that funding to deal with those [Brexit] consequences”.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Using the State’s “rainy day fund” for Brexit planning would “lead to moral hazard”, according to briefing notes prepared by officials in the Departme(...)

Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize-winning economist: “People are seeing globalisation as a venue by which rich corporations like Apple and Google can effectively escape taxation while hard-working citizens in France or Germany continue to pay high taxes.” Photograph: Sasha Maslov/New York Times

The late Nobel-prizewinning physicist Richard Feynman once said that nobody understands quantum mechanics. He could just as easily have said something(...)

Joseph Stiglitz  this week said  Ireland was not being a good neighbour to other EU countries. File photo. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The latest comments by celebrated US economist Joseph Stiglitz on Ireland’s policy on corporate tax are just the latest blow to the State’s reputation(...)

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager: “Our investigation into the Irish tax rulings began in 2013, after Apple told a US Senate hearing about what it called a ‘tax incentive arrangement’ with Ireland.” Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Vesna Tomljenovic, the judge tasked with drafting a ruling by the European Union’s second-highest court on Apple’s alleged €13 billion Irish sweethea(...)

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