Talking to accountants, lawyers and recruiters the same phrase comes up again and again about the current state of the market to attract and retain staff  – the “perfect storm.”

Talking to accountants, lawyers and recruiters the same phrase comes up again and again about the current state of the market to attract and retain st(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Public Expenditure  Michael McGrath have been trying to perform the traditional pre-Budget two-step, telling the public that the economy is strong, but trying to persuade their ministerial colleagues that there is no extra cash to spend. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The economic bounceback is on – and it is outpacing what pretty much anyone had expected. A straw poll of business people tells the story – “flying”, (...)

The European Commission’s willingness to approve a 12.5 per cent rate for companies under the OECD limit is a surprise. Photograph: Getty Images

For Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, the talks on corporate tax have always been a game of damage limitation. And his decision not to sign up to (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said Ireland “broadly supported” the OECD package, but did not sign up “today”. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has made a significant call in deciding that Ireland would be one of just nine countries not to sign up to an ag(...)

US treasury secretary Janet Yellen (left) meets with President of the Eurogroup and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe on the second day of the G7 Finance Ministers Meeting, at Lancaster House in London on June 5th, 2021. Photograph: Alberto Pezzal/AFP via Getty Images

A major shake-up is coming in the way multinational corporations are taxed. But nobody quite knows what it will look like. The finance ministers from (...)

PwC’s offices on North Wall Quay in Dublin.

Professional services firm PwC Ireland has told its 3,100 staff that it will expect them to work in their offices or at client sites for two to three (...)

Revenues at professional services group PwC stayed steady in 2020. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Revenues at professional services group PwC in Ireland were steady in 2020, as the Big Four accounting firm weathered the storm of the Covid-19 pandem(...)

US president Joe Biden has outlined plans for a big increase in taxes on US businesses, including – crucially for Ireland – on their offshore earnings. Photograph: Amr Alfiky/New York Times

You wait for a bus for ages, the old story goes, and then three come along together. There has been talk of a major shake-up of the way corporation ta(...)

US president Joe Biden speaks  to the press  in the East Room of the White House on April 1st, in Washington, DC. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Tax experts say that key negotiations with the US Congress on details of the new tax plan proposed by president Joe Biden will determine the extent of(...)

PwC’s headquarters: plans to stay closed until September 1st due to Covid-19. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Big Four accounting firm PwC Ireland has taken the bull by the horns by informing staff that there will be no requirement for them to return to their (...)

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