Google’s European, Middle East and African sales headquarters on Barrow Street, Dublin. Photograph: Paul McErlane/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The ongoing political controversy over the level of tax being paid by Google in its major European markets could have serious implications for (...)

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek in Brussels this week. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The European Commission has flagged the danger of “excessive imbalances” in Slovenia’s economy, as the ex-Yugoslav republic seeks to save its b(...)

Professor John McHale (left)  and Donal Donovan of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, which has recommended the Government continue with spending cuts and tax increases for the next two years. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Government should not reduce the size of the packages of spending cuts and tax increases over the next two budgets, according Irish Fiscal (...)

The research found 86 per cent of children in Ireland were happy with their lives, while there was also a “significant decline” in the number of those smoking and more modest declines in drinking and teenage pregnancy. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Ireland has been named the 10th best place in the world for children to grow up among a list of developed countries, ranking a(...)

Minister for Education  Ruairí Quinn. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn received a frosty if largely courteous response as he addressed over 400 delegates at the Teachers’ Union of Ir(...)

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