Fine Gael’s John Deasy: “Two commissioners in particular are chipping away at our competitiveness and our tax sovereignty as if nothing has changed.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

European commissioners must stop making attacks on Ireland’s competitiveness until the UK’s post-Brexit intentions are clear, the Dáil has heard. Fin(...)

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager: has she bitten off more than she can chew? Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Even as EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager was was putting a shot across the bows of a Government still reeling from the scale of the Appl(...)

With London looking less attractive after Brexit, international firms are being wooed by the Republic, with the Government even considering setting up a school to teach the  baccalaureate in a bid to attract international bankers to move here.  Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The race to pluck the post-Brexit spoils from the UK’s table began to hot up this week. It’s been framed as Dublin versus Frankfurt in many quarters,(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said an Irish Times report on the European Commission’s examination of corporate tax files here was “loose talk”. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Enda Kenny had a go at The Irish Times on Friday saying that a report on the European Commission’s examination of corporate tax files here (...)

British prime minister Theresa May is welcomed by European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker at the EC headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Reuters

The future of North-South relations could be addressed at the start of Brexit negotiations early next year, European Commission president Jean-Claude (...)

Enda Kenny: “No other state-aid cases have been opened against Ireland arising from the information submitted to the commission, nor have we any indication that there are any other cases under consideration.” Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that he does not believe that there are any impending state-aid cases against Ireland from the European Commission. In(...)

European Union competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager: “We look at state aid from any possible angle to see if tools are being used that shouldn’t be use to give a selective advantage.” Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

There are not many European Union commissioners who can boast of high popularity ratings. But in the two years since her appointment as Europe’s compe(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan with EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager at a European Union finance ministers’ meeting in Luxembourg in 2012. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has refused to rule out further state-aid investigations into Ireland’s tax arrangements with multinati(...)

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s team insists there was never a U-turn and that it kept Apple and Ireland up to date with its tax probe. Photograph: Getty

Apple and Ireland are preparing appeals to argue that European Union competition investigators unfairly kept them in the dark during a probe that ende(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: was before the Oireachtas Committee on Budgetary Oversight reaffirming plans for a €1 billion adjustment with €300-€400 million likely to go towards further reductions in the universal social charge. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Budget 2017 is just a couple of weeks out at this stage – and with it the first real test of the State’s first minority Government. With the likeliho(...)

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