Last week, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe revealed that the Republic has reached an agreement with Apple over the management of an escrow account into which the back-taxes, plus interest, must be held pending the outcome of separate legal appeals by the Government and Apple against the original EU decision.

The US government’s bid to intervene in Apple’s appeal against a European Commission order that the iPhone maker must pay up to €13 billion in Irish b(...)

A case before the US Supreme Court, involving a US attempt to force Microsoft to divulge emails held in its Irish data centre,  has exposed a worrying level of  Irish indifference  to Ireland’s wider European data protection obligations

Through a mix of adept national policy-making, an appealing location and a bit of good fortune, Ireland has a globally-envied position as one of the b(...)

US president Donald Trump, with vice president Mike Pence standing behind him, announces his decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel at the White House on Wednesday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The US State Department has banned its diplomatic staff from visiting Jerusalem’s Old City and the West Bank for non-essential reasons, as president D(...)

Construction in the Israeli settlement of Brushin in the West Bank, in March  2015. A plan that the Saudi crown prince was said to be foisting on the Palestinians would offer them limited sovereignty and deny them Jerusalem as the capital. Photograph: Tomas Munita/New York Times

In a mysterious trip last month, Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, travelled to Saudi Arabia’s capital for consultations with the hard-chargin(...)

Writer and broadcaster Garrison Keillor has been fired by Minnesota Public Radio over an accusation of inappropriate behaviour. Photograph: Jeff Baenen/AP

NBC News fired popular Today show host Matt Lauer after a colleague accused him of inappropriate sexual behaviour, the US TV network said on Wednesda(...)

Pacnet recently asked a New York court to hold $5.2 million in client funds

Irish Canadian payments processor Pacnet says it is working to ensure clients can access their cash following the lifting of sanctions against it by U(...)

More than 120 people, 20 of them in the Republic, lost their jobs as Pacnet was forced out of business.

Irish-Canadian payments processor Pacnet says US authorities wiped out its business by wrongfully claiming that the company was laundering money from (...)

The Microsoft Ireland email case, now headed for the United States Supreme Court, will yet again place Ireland at the heart of a case in which one of (...)

Bus Éireann made a loss of €9.3 million last year and relies on the support of CIÉ to continue as a going concern. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

FBD’s share price was battered somewhat as Hurricane Ophelia blew across Ireland, while businesses in all other sectors of the economy assessed the da(...)

A High Court judge has asked the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) to determine the validity or otherwise of European Commission decisions approving EU(...)

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