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Book launch of Pandemonium with joint authors  Hugh O’Connell and Jack Horgan-Jones at Hodges Figgis. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

One of the biggest lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic is how the formal processes of science and medicine feed into the “much messier system” of polit(...)

Coalition sources said there would be focus on actions that could reduce Government-controlled costs.

The Government’s efforts to contain the turmoil sparked by the rising cost of living have run into immediate trouble as unions press for significant p(...)

The Taoiseach has ruled out abandoning a planned increase in carbon tax this year. File photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Opposition politicians sought to turn up the heat on the Government on cost-of-living issues on Tuesday, as the Coalition prepares to agree a package (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said the State’s national debt is currently more than one-quarter of a trillion euro as it exits from the Covid-19 pandemic.  File photograph: Julien Behal

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said the State’s national debt is currently more than one-quarter of a trillion euro as it exits from the Cov(...)

National Pen has had its European headquarters in Dundalk since 1987. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

National Pen, the Dundalk-based supplier of sponsored products, is cutting 100 jobs as it relocates part of its business to the Czech Republic. The (...)

Companies that recorded ‘substantial profits’ should refund money received under the Covid wage subsidy scheme, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said. Phototgraph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Companies that have recorded “substantial profits” or are in a position to pay “substantial dividends” should refund money they received under the emp(...)

Leo Varadkar said they wanted to ensure that ‘whatever rate is agreed is certain and will not ratchet up over time.’ Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

No country will be able to undercut Ireland under a new global 15 per cent minimum rate of corporation tax, according to Tánaiste Leo Varadkar. Befor(...)

The EWSS compliance programme follows a similar review of its predecessor, the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS), which ran to the end of August 2020. Photograph: iStock

The Revenue Commissioners have clawed back €50 million in a compliance programme focusing on the Covid-era Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS). New(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterpriser Leo Varadkar (centre): ‘What has worked for us is having a low rate of corporation profit tax.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said that for the majority of Ireland-based small, medium and even large companies – those with turnover less than €750 mill(...)

Charity Christian Aid highlighted on Wednesday practices by pharma giant Abbott to exploit a tax loophole using an arrangement similar to the so-called ‘single malt’ system. Photograph: Tim Boyle/Bloomberg

Further measures to deal with tax avoidance will be introduced in the budget next month, the Dáil has been told, after charity Christian Aid highlight(...)

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