Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow: has been described as a “stupid, sanctimonious dwarf” and  “one of the great speakers”. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP

With his announcement that he will stand down as speaker by October 31st, John Bercow is ending a House of Commons career that has seen him move from (...)

The PwC document outlining the structure of the Dublin operation

Northern and Shell, the UK media group with a 50 per cent interest in the Irish Star, set up a one-man operation in Ireland to hold €1 billion (£82(...)

United Business Media Group set up an Irish branch in December 2008, with a registered address on Merion Square in Dublin, to which it transferred capital of €349 million. Photograph: Fergal Phillips

A large number of multinational companies featured in the Luxembourg advanced tax agreements (ATAs) seen by The Irish Times make use of Ireland in (...)