Apple was said to have benefited from a tax rate of 2 per cent in Ireland. Photograph: PA

Ireland is likely to face tough questions about its corporate tax regime when EU finance ministers gather today in Vilnius for a two-day meeting,(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore  insisted that Ireland’s tax regime was open and “statute-based”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dan Keenan“Ireland is not a tax haven and never has been a tax haven”, OECD secretary-general Dr Angel Gurría has said.He was responding an announceme(...)

Dr Angel Gurría, secretary-general of the Paris-based think-tank, warned that growth, frustratingly slow to date, would not pick up unless competitiveness improved and the banks’ balance sheets were cleaned up.  Photograph: Reuters

Ireland’s economy is showing encouraging signs of recovery from the financial crisis but more is needed to reinvigorate growth and create jobs, the O(...)