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It has not been decided as yet the extent to which the letter will address claims that the Government did a special tax deal with Apple some years ago in an effort to get it to locate activities here. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The Government is planning to write to a US senate committee in Washington disputing the claim made last week that Ireland is a tax haven. (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan were “
quick to hit back, insisting that international tax and accountancy rules were at the source of the problem rather than Ireland’s 12.5 per cent tax rate
”. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The propensity of the Irish political system to tie itself up in knots over arcane or even trivial issues, while gliding over serious matters t(...)

European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services Michel Barnier: “We need more responsible companies.” Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

The European Commission intends to force companies to disclose revenues and profits on a country-by-country basis to crack down on tax avoidanc(...)

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. (...)

“New information has emerged from the Revenue Commissioners on incomes and taxation here.”

The deference to financial and corporate power that impelled Brian Cowen and Brian Lenihan to give the blanket guarantee to the financial insti(...)

People walk past the Apple logo near an Apple Store at a shopping area in central Beijing. Photograph: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters

The tax inquiry by a powerful US Senate subcommittee into computer giant Apple and the financial advantages it enjoys in Ireland comes as bad n(...)

 Minister for Justice Alan Shatter at at Citizenship Ceremony in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

The modern era and the advent of instant communications has thrown up a number of new political rules, all conceived by another modern phenomen(...)

Teachers who lose supervision and substitution payments as part of a revised Croke Park II agreement would receive the money back as part of th(...)

The Seanad chamber at Leinster House: the proposal by Senator David Norris at the constitution convention that it should seek to address the abolition of the Seanad lead to sharp exchanges between members

The constitutional convention voted not to consider abolition of the Seanad before the referendum on its future. At the convention’s mee(...)

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