Eurogroup president Paschal Donohoe: brokering a deal on the reform is an early success for him. Photograph: Francisco Seco

European Union finance ministers reached a deal on Monday on a long-awaited reform of the bloc’s bailout fund with the aim of increasing economic stab(...)

Freight containers at Dublin Port. Ireland’s continued strong export performance this year has  helped to cushion the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economy. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Irish economy is expected to be one of the best performers in the EU this year, albeit that activity will shrink due to the impact of the Covid-19(...)

Minister for Finance and Eurogroup president Paschal Donohoe says resolution is needed between member states and the European Parliament to finalise a recovery plan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

European Union finance ministers have called for a swift agreement to finalise a €750 billion European Union stimulus package to allow for funds to fl(...)

Paolo Gentiloni: “Addressing aggressive tax planning is crucial if we want to have a level-playing field in the single market.” Photograph: EPA

The European Commission is stepping up its campaign against sweetheart corporate tax deals in the EU as pressure builds for companies and wealthy indi(...)

Eurogroup president Paschal Donohoe speaking at the meeting of euro-zone finance ministers. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/AFP

Minister for finance Paschal Donohoe has called for “unprecedented European solutions” that match the unprecedented challenge the continent faces in t(...)

Under the European Commission’s SURE initiative, €100 billion in cheap loans are being made available to member states to continue wage subsidy schemes.  Photograph: iStock

Ireland is not among the 15 EU countries to receive €81.4 billion in loans to help them continue state schemes to protect employment. Most countries (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said there is  change coming in EU taxation, and it is going to matter for Ireland. File photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has acknowledged that change is coming on taxation affairs in the European Union but he strongly affirmed his vie(...)

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe  at a press conference following the ruling of the EU General Court  in the Apple state aid case.  Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The European Commission opened up a new front to target low-tax member states on Wednesday, as its decision that Apple had received €13.1 billion in i(...)

Apple fallout: Article 116 allows the European Commission to act against member states found to be distorting competition. Photograph: Edmond Terakopian/PA Wire

The European Commission declared it was more determined than ever to clamp down on what it sees as unfairly low taxation rates used by some member sta(...)

Paschal Donohoe: ‘Much of the criticism levied at Ireland has been given a very comprehensive answer today.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said Wednesday’s ruling that Apple does not owe Ireland €13 billion in unpaid taxes should lead critics of th(...)

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