As far back as 2012, Ireland had targeted Ghana, along with Botswana, as countries of strategic importance in relation to the establishment of double taxation agreements

Irish officials overrode concerns from the Department of Foreign Affairs in striking a trade deal with Ghana that pushes down the levels of tax that t(...)

Irish Tax Institute communications director Olivia Buckley: “The effectiveness of existing global tax rules is challenged by the ongoing digitalisation of the economy,” she says. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A European Commission proposal to tax the digital turnover of big tech firms could be challenged legally if it gets across the line, the Irish Tax Ins(...)

The Citizens’ Assembly has called for the ‘eradication of single use plastics particularly in supermarkets and the imposition of penalties for failure to comply’. Photograph: Getty Images

The Citizens’ Assembly has submitted a series of extra recommendations to the Government on tackling climate change, including a call for more rigorou(...)

Sorley McCaughey, head of policy and advocacy at Christian Aid: Government must revisit the issue of the Irish tax system’s impact on developing economies

Ireland’s tax system is undermining developing economies’ tax bases, a leading Irish aid agency says. And tax treaties being signed by Ireland with th(...)

CeBaS director Prof Andy Prothero: Businesses are doing a lot of positive things in their approach to society and we want to support them in that

Yesterday marked the launch of a brand new and very different type of research centre at UCD College of Business. The UCD Centre for Business and Soci(...)

 Panama-based Mossack Fonseca’s  offices: Documents leaked from the law firm 12 months ago  prompted over 150 official inquiries, audits or investigations in over 79 countries around the world but little has changed. Photograph:  Rodrigo Arangua/AFP/Getty Images

This week marks one year since the publication of the Panama Papers when 11.5 million documents were leaked from Panamanian law-firm Mossack Fonseca t(...)

An Apple MacBook in the European Parliament. The EU Commission claims Ireland has granted illegal tax benefits to Apple. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

Of various concerns about the European Commission’s ruling on Apple, perhaps the most uncomfortable is that the arrangement between Ireland and Apple (...)

French TV journalist Edouard Perrin, who was the first to report on the leaked PwC documents in the Luxleaks controversy, was acquitted of all charges.

Two former PricewaterhouseCoopers employees in Luxembourg have been given suspended sentences and fines by a court there for their role in leaking the(...)

British prime minister David Cameron: the Panama Papers revelations put pressure on him because of his late father Ian Cameron’s use of an offshore company. Photograph:  Leon Neal/Pool

World leaders gather in London on Thursday for an anti-corruption summit as the fallout from the Panama Papers revelations continues to prompt calls (...)

European Commissioners Pierre Moscovici, Jonathan Hill and Dimitris Avramopoulos: Mr Hill has defended the EU’s decision to confine rules on tax reporting to companies with revenues exceeding €750 million. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

European Commissioner Jonathan Hill has defended the decision to confine new EU rules on tax reporting to companies with revenues exceeding €750 mill(...)

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