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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is understood to have been lobbying hard to attract key agencies to Dublin post-Brexit at last week’s European summit. Photograph: Kamil Zihnioglu

The Government believes there is little chance of securing the headquarters of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and has now switched lobbying effor(...)

EU leaders at summit in Brussels on October 20th: EU efforts to introduce common rules for taxation have a long history. Ireland has always resisted them. Photograph:  Virginia Mayo/Reuters

On Thursday, the great game took another turn. The European Commission opened its public consultation on its plans to change how internet companies ar(...)

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

So, is the tracker scandal over? No, it’s not. Most of those who had money wrongly (and possibly illegally) taken off them will be paid recompense by(...)

Labour senator Ivana Bacik: “Women effectively work for free for one month a year.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

New laws compelling businesses to publish details on what they pay men and women are likely to come into force next year, after the Government accepte(...)

Paschal Donohoe: has learned some of the realities of life in Merrion Street. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The only thing that matched Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe’s outrage at the behaviour of the banks in relation to tracker mortgages was his caut(...)

AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne arrives for a meeting with the Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe at the Department of Finance on Tuesday to discuss its handling of the tracker mortgage scandal. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Thousands of AIB customers may have been unfairly excluded from the bank’s review of tracker mortgages, The Irish Times has learned. It has emerged th(...)

Apple back taxes: the tech giant had cash reserves of $261.5 billion, or €223 billion, in early July. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty

The Government cannot say when Apple will pay it €13 billion in back taxes, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has told the Dáil. The European Comm(...)

Asked how he would describe the consequences of a hard Brexit, Enda Kenny replied “potentially catastrophic”.  Photograph: Barbara Lindberg.

The Brexit transition period is likely to last much longer than anyone expects, the former taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. The British prime minister (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will brief Ministers about the Government’s response to the tracker mortgage scandal at a Cabinet meeting. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will today demand a clear timetable for the repayment and compensation of people wrongfully deprived of tracker m(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets ESB Network workers in Kilcock as they clear fallen power lines the day after  Hurricane Ophelia battered  Ireland. How did his Government rate in its reaction to the storm? Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar held a number of press conferences throughout the passing of Storm Ophelia, did live interviews and donned a high-vis jacket to(...)

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