A shuttered steel mill in Pennsylvania, US. The rate of creation of new jobs has slowed markedly, as have rates of internal migration. Photograph: Getty

In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man rules. The US economy shows significant flaws. But it is a king when compared with its peers. It has re(...)

Teachers in Northern Ireland have urged parents to   “ask their local MLA why Stormont does not put a value on education”.  Photograph: Pacemaker Belfast

Hundreds of teachers have taken part in protests at schools across Northern Ireland over an “insulting” offer of a 1 per cent pay rise. Thirteen mon(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan pledged in the budget to provide the Revenue Commissioners with an additional €5 million to hire 50 additional staff and invest in systems and equipment to find defaulters

The Revenue Commissioners face a slew of tax evaders with offshore accounts seeking to make settlements ahead of a clampdown in six months that may ra(...)

A Revenue spokeswoman said the delay was in advance of “a greater clampdown on offshore assets next year”. File photograph: iStock

Tax evaders with offshore income and assets have been put on notice to pay any outstanding liabilities before the Revenue Commissioners make greater u(...)

International business regulation:  The OECD said that Ireland has failed to consolidate and harmonise two foreign bribery offences –  in the Prevention of Corruption Act 2001 and the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud) Offences Act 2001 –  which potentially contravene each other. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has berated the State for failing to update laws to help an international effort to combat(...)

Michael Noonan has insisted Apple got no tax advantage from the Revenue Commissioners, that the EU is intruding into Ireland’s sovereignty and that accepting the ruling would drive away foreign direct investment

Almost nine out of 10 Irish business leaders back the Government’s pledge to appeal the European Union’s €13 billion Apple tax decision against Irela(...)

The OECD study, Society at a Glance 2016,  showed more than 25 per cent of young Irish people, aged between 15 and 29-years-old, received unemployment and disability benefits in 2014 compared to the average of 10 per cent across all OECD countries. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ireland has the highest number of young people receiving unemployment and disability benefits among the 35 countries in the Organisation for Economic (...)

Neelie Kroes: it is ironic that the former competition commissioner with the European Commission is one of the names that emerged from the ICIJ’s perusal of the Bahamas registry

There is no let-up these days in the media assault on offshore tax havens and secrecy jurisdictions, and their use for controversial and sometimes que(...)

Neelie Kroes pictured  in Dublin Castle in 2013. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

For years, Neelie Kroes traveled Europe as one of the continent’s senior officials, warning big corporations that they couldn’t “run away” from the E(...)

 Niall Cody: “Under Irish law non-resident companies are chargeable to Irish corporation tax only on the profits attributable to their Irish branches by reference to the facts and circumstances”

The Revenue Commissioners has insisted it always collected the full amount of tax due from Apple in accordance with Irish law. In a statement after t(...)

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