Next Century Ireland submission says close to 40 per cent of multinational managers in the Republic regard  personal tax as a barrier to growth.

US businesses operating in the Republic oppose any moves to increase personal taxes over the Government’s remaining term, a leading lobby group says. (...)

A stay-at-home public order warning at Bondi in Sydney, Australia. Photograph:  Bianca De Marchi/EPA

The Covid-19 lockdown in Sydney has been extended by at least another two weeks on top of the three weeks that Australia’s biggest city has already be(...)

What is the deal about and will Ireland sign up? Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty

So, there is a deal on taxing big multinationals but we haven’t signed up? Yes, 130 of the 139 countries negotiating the agreement have signed an ou(...)

Irish dairy cows fixed with technology that collects and measures methane emissions as they graze on grass at Moorepark Teagasc Food Research Centre in Fermoy.

Global carbon emissions from agriculture are expected to rise by 4 per cent over the next 10 years, mostly due to expanding livestock production, putt(...)

Paschal Donohoe said he was confident that Ireland would continue to grow its economy “if we make the right decisions at home”. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is confident Ireland will continue to be an attractive location in which to invest and create jobs. Mr Donohoe (...)

US treasury secretary Janet Yellen pictured with Paschal Donohoe at last weekend’s G7 meeting. Photograph: EPA

State coffers could feel the first impact of a likely €2 billion loss in corporate tax revenues on the back of proposed global changes from next year,(...)

Nice day for a newsworthy swim: Sky Pool, a watery bridge between two residential buildings in Nine Elms, south London. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA

Image of the week: Pool view Hypnotic media footage of swimmers in the Sky Pool, a fully transparent 25m-long box that stretches between the 10th sto(...)

The European Commission has proposed keeping the EU’s deficit rules on hold through 2022 but urged governments to manage their public finances carefully.

High debt levels combined with potential changes in corporation tax pose a financial risk to Ireland, the European Commission has warned. As part of (...)

Paschal Donohoe: ‘I do believe that smaller countries need to be able to use tax planning as a legitimate instrument to compensate for what they do not have.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Global changes could cut the Republic’s €11.8 billion corporate tax take by one fifth, according to Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. Mr Donohoe(...)

 The OECD report on preventing harmful alcohol use assesses the effect of daily drinking. File photograph: PA

Life expectancy is expected to drop by almost a year across the world’s higher income economies over the next 30 years, due to alcohol related disease(...)

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