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As the great and good of business, science and politics prepare to gather for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos this week, Oxfam has published a report highlighting a surge in the number of new billionaires created last year and the growing levels of inequality in society. Photograph: Markus Schreiber/AP

As the great and good of business, science and politics prepare to gather for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos this week, Oxfam has (...)

Stripe co-founder John Collison (pictured) and his brother Patrick were added to the list of Irish billionaires last year, according to a report by Oxfam. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A record surge in the number of billionaires globally last year, when one was created every two days, has fuelled an “inequality crisis”, according to(...)

Neil O’Sullivan in Bondi, Sydney

Neil O’Sullivan has packed a lot of living into the years since he moved to Australia. “I left Ireland on New Year’s Eve 2011. It wasn’t just one th(...)

The EU published a tax haven blacklist on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

It was certainly an improvement on the list recently published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, which featured only one (...)

Pierre Moscovici, EU commissioner for economic and financial affairs, taxation and customs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

More than two dozen countries face being named on a European tax-haven blacklist as the EU moves to crack down on aggressive avoidance. The draft lis(...)

Oxfam campaigners outside the Department of Finance earlier in 2017 to call on the Government to implement transparency where large companies make profit and pay tax. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland is among the most active countries in facilitating corporations moving profits to low- or zero-tax destinations, according to a new report fro(...)

Economist Joseph Stiglitz said the State’s controversial tax deals with companies such as Apple are part of a corrupt global system that is fuelling inequality and political extremism.

The State this week stepped back from the brink. No, it wasn’t exactly the Cuban missile crisis, but the resignation of the now former tánaiste Franc(...)

If it had not been for the political drama and the Brexit negotiations, the big story this week would have been Ireland’s corporate tax regime. On Thu(...)

Airbnb visitors to Temple Bar area of Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Ireland is one of four EU states that would be blacklisted as a tax haven if the EU applied its own criteria to member states, the charity Oxfam has s(...)

Oxfam campaigners pictured outside the Department of Finance earlier this year, where they called on the Government to implement real transparency around where large companies make profit and pay tax.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government has questions to answer with regard to its stated commitment to tackling tax avoidance, according to the head of charity Oxfam Ireland.(...)

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