Seamus Coffey

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Contacts are believed to have been made with the major companies over the change to the regime. Photograph: iStock

An important change to multinational tax arrangements is expected to be announced in Budget 2018, limiting the tax write-offs big companies can take u(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “High taxes on the middle classes are a barrier to opportunity and to work.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The great and the good in Fine Gael gathered in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, this week for the party’s annual think-in, where Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Min(...)

The Independents, including John Halligan, claimed a great victory when Government agreed to a review of corporation tax. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Preserving Ireland’s corporation tax regime is a professed priority of every party that seeks realistically to serve in Government. It is opposed onl(...)

The proposals for deepening economic and monetary union within the euro zone  were discussed by the Cabinet after a briefing from Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney

Corporation tax harmonisation plans across the euro zone pose a bigger threat to Ireland than the departure of the UK from the European Union, the hea(...)

Corporate tax: The need for reform

Corporate tax has been a controversial subject in recent years, as it emerged just how little tax many big companies pay on their profits. Big players(...)

Paschal Donohoe: looks set to reimpose the cap on tax write-downs companies can claim relating to intellectual property assets. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

For years, the taxation of big international companies was something of a game. Big multinationals – mainly from the United States – exploited gaps an(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said health services in Ireland ‘have never had more resources available to them as they do now. Photograph: Collins

The HSE must manage its own budgets because it will get no extra cash from the exchequer to pay for overspending in the health service, Minister for F(...)

Seamus Coffey:  his review comes in the wake of controversies over Ireland’s tax regime, including the European Commission’s ruling  that Apple should repay €13 billion in back taxes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland’s corporate tax code meets the highest standards internationally, a Government-commissioned report has concluded. And it says the recent surge(...)

The recent surge in corporation tax from foreign companies corresponds to €1,500 for every household in the country. Photograph: Getty Images

Next year should see Ireland have a balanced government budget for the first time in a decade. The huge deficit between government income and spending(...)

“We have to be wary of having Brexit-eyed glasses on and viewing everything through that lens.” Photograph: François Lenoir/Photograph

A potential hard Brexit could have a greater impact on the Irish economy than anticipated in current forecasts, the chairman of the Fiscal Advisory Co(...)

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