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Police officers search the campus of Santa Monica College following yesterday’s  shootings. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

A gunman dressed in black killed four people in a string of shootings through the seaside California town of Santa Monica last night before he was sho(...)

Apple’s plant in  in Hollyhill, Cork. “US companies spend over €13 billion in the Irish economy and contribute over 70 per cent of all corporation tax paid to the exchequer.” Photograph: Reuters/Michael MacSweeney

Since the middle of 2012 there has been a consistent flow of stories in international media that has focused on the global tax structures of certain m(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said he wanted to make it clear “the tax rates being quoted publicly this week are emphatically not the rate of tax paid by such companies or by any company on its Irish activities.

Wrong and misleading rates for taxes paid by the Apple corporation on its Irish activities were quoted at the US Senate investigations committe(...)

European commissioner in charge of business and financial regulation Michel Barnier. Photograph: Laurent Dubrule/Reuters.

Large companies should disclose how much tax they pay in each country where they operate, the European Commission’s top regulatory official sai(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan

The Government has hotly rejected claims of a special tax deal between (...)

European Council president Herman Van Rompuy welcomes Taoiseach Enda Kenny  at  the European Union leaders summit in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

When Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrived at the Justus Lipsius building in Brussels to face a scrum of reporters, he had never seemed so prepared. (...)

CEO of IDA Ireland Barry O’Leary said no special tax deal was negotiated between Apple and the Irish Government. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The head of the IDA Ireland has strongly denied allegations that Ireland is a tax haven, after the US Senate was told yesterday that technology(...)

A bill currently being debated by the US Senate would compel internet sellers making over $1 million a year to pay a sales tax for every(...)

Senate majority leader Harry Reid speaks to the press after the weekly Senate Democrats policy luncheon yesterday in  Washington, DC. Photograph: Getty

An assault weapons ban sought by US president Barack Obama ran into serious trouble last night when Majority Leader Harry Reid acknowledged there w(...)

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