Jim Clarken

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Pfizer is one of four pharma companies – along with Abbott, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Merck –  examined in the report ‘Hard to Swallow: Facilitating Tax Avoidance by Big Pharma in Ireland’. Photograph: Tom Bergin/Reuters

Ireland’s corporate tax system is helping some of the world’s largest drug companies deprive emerging economies of almost €100 million a year, accordi(...)

Stripe co-founder John Collison (pictured) and his brother Patrick were added to the list of Irish billionaires last year, according to a report by Oxfam. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A record surge in the number of billionaires globally last year, when one was created every two days, has fuelled an “inequality crisis”, according to(...)

Oxfam campaigners pictured outside the Department of Finance earlier this year, where they called on the Government to implement real transparency around where large companies make profit and pay tax.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government has questions to answer with regard to its stated commitment to tackling tax avoidance, according to the head of charity Oxfam Ireland.(...)

Oxfam has published report ‘Blacklist or Whitewash’

Ireland is one of four EU states that would be blacklisted as a tax haven if the EU applied its own criteria to member states, the charity Oxfam has s(...)

Goal finds itself in a better position today than when the merger talks began in February. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Merger talks between the aid agencies Goal and Oxfam Ireland have ended without a deal. The two organisations began formal negotiations in February (...)

Oxfam Ireland estimates that as much as $100 billion is lost to developing countries every year as a result of corporate tax avoidance schemes.

Multinationals are continuing to route billions of euro in profit to and through Ireland to avoid tax, according to a new report by Oxfam Ireland. Th(...)

Goal is regarded as the leading force in rapid humanitarian response in Ireland, as seen with its work in Haiti rebuilding schools. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s largest aid agencies, Goal and Concern, were until recent weeks in talks about a potential merger, The Irish Times has learned. The discuss(...)

Oxfam and Goal will continue to deliver aid programmes pending the outcome of their merger discussions.

One of Ireland’s biggest charities, Goal, which has been rocked by an investigation into its spending of United States aid money in Syria, is to enter(...)

American Chamber of Commerce chief executive Mark Redmond at the Oireachtas Committee hearing on the Apple Tax ruling

There may be 13 billion reasons for wanting to accept the European Commission’s ruling that Ireland gave Apple illegal State aid but it would be a fal(...)

Oxfam Ireland’s chief executive Jim Clarken said: “The billions shaved off Apple’s tax bill are not an abstract sum. Tax-dodging has a real human cost”

The European Commission has been accused of using state aid rules to undermine Ireland’s tax code. Chartered Accountants Ireland said the commission(...)

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