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The OECD downgraded the economic forecasts for almost all of the countries it examined, citing trade tensions among the drivers. Photograph: iStock

Ireland will suffer the biggest negative shock from a no-deal Brexit outside the UK, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)(...)

Pascal Saint-Amans, the tax director at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development speaking at the Irish Times/PwC Tax Summit.

The OECD’s tax chief has questioned whether the Republic’s corporation tax base is sustainable, while warning that the State would lose out if the pro(...)

Is Ireland the right place at the right time for phantom investments? The Minister for Business, Heather Humphreys pictured at IDA Ireland’s annual results last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

As talks on global corporate tax reform reach a crunch stage, the State’s reputation continues to take heavy hits. One recent report said that the bul(...)

Young people in Ireland have among the highest levels of education in the world, according to a major new international study. Photograph: iStock

Young people in Ireland have among the highest levels of education in the world, according to a major new international study. The Paris-based Organi(...)

A new IMF paper estimates that some two-thirds of the measured foreign direct investment here is “phantom”, representing income passing through corporate shells rather than “real” activity. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

All eyes are – understandably – on Brexit but, behind the scenes, key negotiations are also under way on something else which will have a big impact o(...)

US deputy tax leader at PwC Pam Olson,   will speak in Dublin next Tuesday at the 2019 PwC Irish Times Tax Summit

US support makes a global deal on corporate tax at the OECD much more likely, according to Pam Olson, US deputy tax leader at PwC. With support growi(...)

Older workers may be more expensive, but experts say they outperform younger ones on almost every measure of job performance. Photograph: iStock

Have you seen this year’s global list of 60 top entrepreneurs over 60? What about the best novelists over 50? Or the winner of the old scientist award(...)

Nama has sought investor interest to develop the land on the Poolbeg Peninsula in Dublin’s east end for 3,500 apartments and 1 million sq ft of commercial development.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Monday Indicators: OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2019 publication; UK construction output (July), industrial and manufacturing production (Ju(...)

Bill Prasifka,  Dr Rita Doyle  and Paul Harkin are pictured at the launch of the Medical Council’s five-year strategy. Photograph: Maxwell’s

The length of time patients are spending on waiting lists is “morally wrong” and “not ethical”, the president of the Medical Council has said. Dr Rit(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan needs to act to close a loophole in a law passed last year designed to combat international corruption. Photograph: Tom Honan

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan needs to act to close a loophole in a law passed last year designed to combat international corruption. The Crim(...)

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