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Melania Trump  will not be there when Enda Kenny presents a bowl of shamrock to Donald Trump next Thursday. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

US first lady Melania Trump is not due to appear alongside husband Donald Trump when he meets Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the St Patrick’s Day ceremony ne(...)

Steven Mnuchin has helped finance Hollywood blockbusters such as Avatar, American Sniper and The Lego Batman Movie. File photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

US president Donald Trump swore in former Goldman Sachs banker and Hollywood financier Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary on Monday, putting him to (...)

US president Donald Trump signs an executive order to impose tighter vetting of travellers entering the United States on Friday in Washington. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump fought back on Sunday amid growing international criticism, outrage from civil rights activists and legal challenges over h(...)

Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross answers questions in the US Senate. Mr Ross is Donald Trump’s pick for commerce secretary. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Cutting the US corporate tax rate is the “biggest single tool” to keep firms in the country and to attract foreign companies, investor Wilbur Ross, Do(...)

The Government is appealing the European Commission’s ruling on its Irish tax position. Photograph: Reuters

“The Maxforce” is the European Union team that ordered the State to collect billions of euros in back taxes from Apple, rattled the Government, and sp(...)

The big question for the European Commission is what assurance did the UK government give the Japanese manufacturer to persuade it to stay in the country? Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

As the complex preparations for Brexit get underway in London and Brussels, there have been few signs from Downing Street of any concrete plans of how(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe  with Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  at Government Buildings, announcing that the Cabinet had agreed to appeal the €13 billion Apple tax decision. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The drum beats from Brussels grew louder last week, as officials and ministers trailed back to the office after the holidays. A final ruling in the (...)

“Whether what happened was legal or not, Apple used Irish structures to pay very little tax on money earned outside the US over a prolonged period.” Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

I wouldn’t go spending your share of the €13 billion just yet. Who knows whether we will ever be able to download some or all of this money into our n(...)

Talks continued last night with Independent Minister Zappone calling for commitment to tax justice. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Fine Gael and Independent members of the Government failed to reach agreement last night on a response to the €13 billion Apple tax ruling before toda(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: ‘Our tax system is founded on the strict application of the law’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

To use a football analogy, the European Commission went in studs up with its ruling yesterday on Apple’s tax affairs in Ireland. The Government has (...)

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