A man waits on a train platform  in Marseille beside a train belonging to the state-owned railway company SNCF. File photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

The playwright Georges Courteline made French civil servants the object of ridicule in his 1893 play Messieurs les ronds-de-cuir, named after the roun(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar met UK premier Boris Johnson at Thornton Manor in Liverpool this week.

Just when it seemed like all hope of a Brexit deal was dead in the water – out of nowhere, comes fresh hope of an 11th-hour reprieve. The meeting bet(...)

Ireland was seen as having facilitated sweetheart deals with big tech firms that allowed them avoid billions in tax. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images

When the Paris-based the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) started work on reforming the global tax system back in 2016, I(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe ahead of delivering his budget speech to the Dáil this week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland could lose more than 10 per cent of its corporation tax revenue under new proposals to reform the global tax system, business lobby group Ibe(...)

On Wednesday, the OECD Secretariat released a consultation document, containing the broad outline of its proposals, which have still be to agreed by member states

The OECD and global tax: what’s going on? Since 2016, the Paris-based the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has been work(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

“Just like multinational sales networks, corruption is a globalised phenomenon.”

Some years ago I came across the details of a bank account located in a jurisdiction known for its banking secrecy. The names on the account included (...)

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