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Apple CEO Tim Cook  appears before senators Carl Levin and  John McCain at committee hearing in Washington. Photograph: Jason Reed /Reuters

The Irish ambassador in Washington has written to a US committee there countering claims that Ireland is a tax haven, but his efforts have been refute(...)

It has not been decided as yet the extent to which the letter will address claims that the Government did a special tax deal with Apple some years ago in an effort to get it to locate activities here. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The Government is planning to write to a US senate committee in Washington disputing the claim made last week that Ireland is a tax haven. (...)

John McGahern photographed near his home in Co Leitrim in 1990. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Revolutionary disillusionment is a theme which recurs in much of John McGahern’s work and clearly reflected his father’s experience both as a V(...)

Professor Conor Gearty: “I was hostile to legalised human rights within the British debate.” photograph: dara mac dónaill

Today, he is one of the most ardent champions of the cause. Through his work as a lawyer, teacher and writer, he has become one of the subject’(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny visited a memorial in Copley Square near the finish line of the Boston marathon to lay flowers with Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis today. Photograph: Dominick Reuter/Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny laid flowers at the Copley Square memorial to the Boston marathon blast victims today. In a speech last night to cel(...)

Sinn Fein’s Dessie Ellis: said he was a former political prisoner, as were many leading members of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil in the past

Founders of the Irish State would not be permitted to hold a taxi licence under new legislation to regulate the i(...)

Dick Barry (second from right), then parliamentary secretary (minister of state) to the minister for health, pictured in April 1974 at the annual general meeting of St Ultan’s Hospital in Dublin with JJ Jones, chairman; Anne McEvoy, matron; and Seán Hurley, secretary. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Former Fine Gael TD and minister of state Dick Barry played a prominent role on the Cork political stage but also served as a stalwart for Fine(...)

Bill O’Herlihy to give oration at 91st Collins commemoration

Sports broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy has been chosen to give this year’s address at the annual Michael Collins commemoration at Béal na Bláth in w(...)

AUCTION RESULTS Thursday, May 2nd, Christie’s, London. The Antiquities Sale. A Celtic gold bracelet,£517,875 (£40,000(...)

The works here date from early and late in Lutoslawski’s career. The First Symphony (1941-7), written before the composer found h(...)

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