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    1. October 19, 2014

      Irish two-speed economy puts integration under pressure

      As he concluded his budget speech last week in the Irish parliament, finance minister Michael Noonan cited The Road Not...

    2. October 17, 2014

      A little bit of peace and quiet: five homes set in remote places

      53 Contentment Island Road, Darien, Connecticut, US, $19.95m Where At the tip of Contentment Island, on the Connecticut Gold...

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    1. October 17, 2014

      Europe’s dairies jostle for China foothold ahead of milk flood

      The green fields of Ireland’s County Kerry are a long way from a stuffy Beijing hotel room, but a Chinese man playing the...

    2. October 15, 2014

      Axing of Double Irish tax plan greeted calmly by Wall Street

      A simple tweak to the “Double Irish” tax structure might be enough to prolong its lifespan, advisers said as they pondered...

    3. October 14, 2014

      Dublin to shut Double Irish corporate tax loophole next year

      Ireland is to shut its so-called “Double Irish” corporate tax loophole from the beginning of next year, bowing to intense...

    4. October 14, 2014

      Dublin ditches Double Irish to save low tax regime

      Dublin has served up its last “Double Irish”. But its decision to sacrifice a highly contentious tax loophole shows a...

    5. October 14, 2014

      You see a loophole, we Irish call it ‘opportunity’

      My friend the hill farmer went into anaphylactic shock last week when he heard that the double Irish could be banned. Part...

    6. October 13, 2014

      Scottish tax devolution risks uncomfortable side effects

      Britain’s politicians risk inadvertently stoking tax competition if they devolve sweeping revenue powers to Scotland, Wales...

    7. October 10, 2014

      Quick bites: Gubbeen cheese

      The Mizen Peninsula, at Ireland’s most southwesterly tip, used to be a place of “steady exodus”, its population peeling off...

    8. October 9, 2014

      Purists forced to retreat in global debate on fiscal policy

      A global fight over fiscal policy has raged since the International Monetary Fund shocked the world in 2008 by recommending...

    9. October 9, 2014

      Q&A: What is the double Irish?

      The European Commission has threatened to launch a formal investigation into a vital aspect of Ireland’s tax system, known...

    10. October 9, 2014

      Brussels in crackdown on ‘double Irish’ tax loophole

      Brussels is challenging the “double Irish” tax avoidance measure prized by big US tech and pharma groups, putting pressure...

    11. October 8, 2014

      Allergan: three’s Company

      Actavis, a serial acquirer with a non-US tax rate, is hot on the trail of Botox maker Allergan. Valeant, another serial...

    12. October 8, 2014

      Cigarette factory closure hits Northern Ireland’s economy

      The imminent closure of one of Northern Ireland’s largest manufacturing sites has left the town of Ballymena in a state of...

    13. October 7, 2014

      Japan Tobacco set to close last UK plant

      The last tobacco manufacturing plant in the UK is to close after Japan Tobacco International, makers of Silk Cut and Benson...

    14. October 7, 2014

      Irish central bank to impose curbs on mortgage lending

      The Irish central bank has taken steps to limit the amount of money banks can lend through mortgages, following a trend...

    15. October 7, 2014

      Ireland’s tax regime nurtures innovation in avoidance

      Irish tax policy has in recent years attracted considerable international criticism, but within Ireland it is seen as...

    16. October 6, 2014

      Dublin Theatre Festival, various venues – review

      “Move on!” cries a character in Tom Murphy’s Bailegangaire, desperately trying to urge her aged grandmother to reach the...

    17. October 3, 2014

      Cork brushes off Apple tax claims

      Two men in yellow hazmat jackets are washing the windows at Apple’s super-modern Irish headquarters on a hilltop overlooking...

    18. October 3, 2014

      A public comeuppance for the pirates of Cupertino

      The pirate flag that flew over Apple’s Macintosh division under Steve Jobs was a token of the renegade spirit he hoped to...

    19. October 3, 2014

      Northern Ireland administration to run out of money by April

      Divided already by political differences over how to deal with the legacy of the Troubles, Northern Ireland’s devolved...

    20. October 1, 2014

      Technology’s tax defence is washing away

      Every so often, a company announces that it is considering its “strategic options” for one of its businesses, which means...

    21. October 1, 2014

      Gibraltar under scrutiny as Brussels widens tax probe

      More than 100 companies have potentially received illicit state aid from Gibraltar, Brussels said on Wednesday as it...

    22. September 30, 2014

      Ireland under pressure over low corporate tax rates

      Just when good news was starting to flow again out of Ireland, along comes the European Commission to spoil the...

    23. September 30, 2014

      Q&A: Brussels takes on Ireland over Apple tax

      The European Commission has published details from its preliminary investigation into Ireland’s tax arrangements with Apple....

    24. September 30, 2014

      Irish house prices less affordable than in UK, report warns

      House prices in Ireland are higher as a proportion of average incomes than in the UK, and well above their long-term...

    25. September 30, 2014

      Interview extracts between Apple tax advisers and Irish Revenue

      The following excerpts, published by the European Commission, are from notes of interviews between Apple’s tax advisers and...

    26. FT Alphaville

      September 30, 2014

      The EU versus Apple & Ireland

      In the light of the foregoing considerations, the Commission’s preliminary view is that the tax ruling of 1990 (effectively...

    27. September 30, 2014

      Brussels criticises Apple’s Irish tax deals

      Brussels has revealed details of Irish tax deals that partly underpinned Apple’s European operations, claiming that in 1991...

    28. September 29, 2014

      Osborne plans crackdown on tech groups with new anti-avoidance rules

      Technology companies “that go to extraordinary lengths” to cut their tax bills will be hit with new anti-avoidance rules, as...

    29. September 29, 2014

      Immigration helps wages and employment, study finds

      Immigration leads to higher pay for native workers, while emigration causes lower wages for those left behind, according to...

    30. September 29, 2014

      Eircom chief Hribar steps down after pulling IPO

      Eircom, the Irish telecoms group, is searching for a chief executive after Herb Hribar stepped down weeks after pulling the...

    31. September 28, 2014

      Apple braced for explosive Brussels tax probe

      While Apple is no stranger to allegations of tax avoidance from politicians on the warpath, in Brussels it is facing a more...

    32. September 28, 2014

      Apple hit by Brussels finding over illegal Irish tax deals

      Apple will be accused of prospering from illegal tax deals with the Irish government for more than two decades when Brussels...

    33. September 25, 2014

      Salmond lost battle for Scotland but England risks losing the war

      A week ago Scotland’s nationalists were trying to break up Britain. Now, it is the turn of England’s Tories. In the wake of...

    34. September 25, 2014

      Hammerson raises £400m in share placing to develop outlet empire

      Hammerson has raised nearly £400m in a placing of more than 70m new shares to expand its involvement in the outlet retail...

    35. September 24, 2014

      Northern Ireland first minister denies he will quit early

      Tensions within Northern Ireland’s main unionist party erupted on Wednesday after the province’s first minister was forced...

    36. September 23, 2014

      Ireland reviews strategy on financial centre

      The Irish government has begun a comprehensive review of Dublin’s status as an international financial services centre amid...

    37. September 22, 2014

      How Ireland’s Nama moved centre stage

      The Dublin Theatre Festival opens on Thursday with a vivid production of Hamlet by Thomas Ostermeier, the German director....

    38. September 22, 2014

      Economic watchdog warns Ireland over budget

      The Irish government should maintain a tight fiscal stance in next year’s budget and not allow euphoria over a surge in...

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