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Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe Photograph: Alan Betson

Proposals to impose a minimum tax on the profits of major multinationals is the biggest threat to Ireland from the OECD’s tax reform process, Irish ta(...)

Ireland cannot continue to say “no,no,no” to international efforts for the reform of corporate taxes, according to the man leading the efforts to reach agreement at the OECD. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland should support the drive to reach an agreement on the reform of corporate taxes and cannot continue to say “no, no, no” to international effor(...)

Pascal Saint-Amans, the tax director at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The State should support the drive to reach an accord on the reform of corporate taxes and cannot continue to say “no, no, no” to international effort(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe: Brexit makes an almost impossible backdrop for budget planning. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Two scenarios, but just one budget. Framing the Government budget is never easy – inevitably it is based on forecasts for the year ahead which may, or(...)

We’ve never had it so good?

The recovery in the Irish jobs market since the crash has been extraordinary. First job numbers picked up in some sectors, then across the board and n(...)

The Central Bank is warning that funding and regulatory pressures could lead to a rise in longer-term fixed rates in future

The bulk of new mortgages being taken out now are fixed-rate products. Most borrowers are fixing for relatively short periods of time, though there ar(...)

The total number of people at work rose by a record 35,200 compared to the final quarter of 2018 and by 81,200 since the same time last year.

The latest Irish employment figures show a remarkable acceleration in jobs growth in the first three months of the year . The total number of people (...)

Paris gathering: The US underlined its opposition to unilateral action on a digital sales tax. Photograph: EPA

The momentum for global reform of corporate taxes was underlined at an OECD ministers’ meeting in Paris on Wednesday. US support, vital if the issue i(...)

Property prices may strongly surge again, the OECD says. Photograph: iStock

The Irish property market remains vulnerable to “rapid changes in prices” and the influx of foreign investors could create a new source of risk, accor(...)

Conceived during the crisis, the broadband plan was designed to minimise the up-front cost. Whether that is now the best option to deliver long-term value for money is the question.

The Government is battling to win support for its broadband plan – welcomed through much of rural Ireland, but attacked by its own senior officials an(...)

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