Paschal Donohoe had said an agreement between the State and Malta would end ‘Single Malt’ arrangements. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government must take immediate action to shut down tax loopholes exploited by multinational companies which are depriving developing countries of (...)

Christian Aid says Abbott  books profits from around the world in its Irish companies before transferring them to Malta where it avails of a complex system of allowances and intercompany transfers. Photograph:  Tim Boyle/Bloomberg

Abbott, the international pharmaceutical giant, is using elaborate tax structures in Ireland and Malta to lawfully avoid hundreds of millions of euro (...)

A coalition of charities made up of ActionAid, Christian Aid Ireland and Oxfam has called on Ireland to drop its opposition to the tax transparency measure.

A coalition of charities has called on Ireland to drop its opposition to a proposed European Union tax transparency law as momentum grows in Brussels (...)

A  truck transporting coal at  Cerrejón mine near Barrancas, Guajira province, Colombia. Photograph: Reuters

The ESB has landed itself in hot water for importing coal from a Colombian mine which is at the centre of suspected human rights and environmental vi(...)

Christian Aid Ireland says that profit generated in Ghana, for example, is moved to Ireland, leaving the African nation with less money to spend on services for children. File photograph: Getty

The United Nations is to examine whether Irish policies contribute to tax abuse by companies that harms children’s rights in other countries. Campai(...)

Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Kevin O’Sullivan Environment & Science Editor Publication of the new climate action Bill by the Government is “a significant milestone on the pa(...)

Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan says concerns exist about the impact the emissions targets will have for farmers: ‘I think it’s fair to acknowledge the real concern around agriculture.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Legislation to impose strict five-yearly carbon-emission limits on transport, agriculture, energy suppliers and business will be in place by Christmas(...)

Up to 270 million more people will go hungry in 2020 because of disruptions to harvests and supply chains, Christian Aid warns.

Developing countries are struggling to meet the costs of Covid-19, according to charity Christian Aid. And it says the money such countries are losing(...)

Cerrejón mine in Colombia. ‘Possibly the most overtly violent abuse the mine has been accused of is the forced displacement of local people,’ a Christian Aid report says. Photograph: Bianca Bauer

State owned electricity company ESB has been called out for “contributing to human rights violations” by importing coal from a mine in Colombia for us(...)

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(...)

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