The European Commission’s €13bn Apple tax ruling is effectively the largest corporate tax fine in history. Photograph: John Thys/AFP via Getty

What’s the most uncontested space in Irish politics? Our 12.5 per cent corporation tax. The policy – announced by former Labour finance minister Ruair(...)

Nobel laureate and economist Joseph Stiglitz.

Ireland was “robbing” its European neighbours by allowing Apple pay such a low effective tax rate, Nobel laureate and economist Joseph Stiglitz has sa(...)

Deep breath: Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg listens to Donald Trump speaking at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/Getty Images

Image of the week: Listening to Trump Three years into Donald Trump’s shark-jumping presidency in the United States and one thing seems clear: for hi(...)

French economist Thomas Piketty: ‘The profits of big global companies must be declared on a global level.’ Photograph: Ed Alcock/New York Times

Thomas Piketty and Joseph Stiglitz are celebrity economists with a mission to bend capitalism from its liberal, deregulated, inequality-generating tra(...)

Joseph Stiglitz  this week said  Ireland was not being a good neighbour to other EU countries. File photo. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The latest comments by celebrated US economist Joseph Stiglitz on Ireland’s policy on corporate tax are just the latest blow to the State’s reputation(...)

Luxembourg prime minister Xavier Bettel gestures during a news conference after his meeting with Boris Johnson. Photograph: Reuters

You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry. UK prime minister Boris Johnson likened himself and the UK to the Incredible Hulk this week in their collective(...)

Joseph Stiglitz:  Expressed ‘shock’ that Ireland ‘turned down the €13bn from Apple’.

Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz severely criticised Ireland at a press conference in Paris on Thursday over taxation of multinational co(...)

Prince William and David Attenborough at a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP

Donald Trump, the biggest attraction at the 2018 Davos jamboree, resorted to a satellite link-up and his favourite social media platform to keep in to(...)

 Prince William at a panel session in Davos.  Photograph: Gian Ehrenzeller

While global leaders including US president Donald Trump, British prime minister Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron have decided against repeat visits to(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe in Davos. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe rejected claims at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos that the Republic was driving a tax “race to the b(...)

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