Eight of the 100 highest earning Irish-based multi-nationals are paying no corporation tax whatsoever, five have a tax bill of less than 1% and others are effectively being paid by the taxman because of serious loopholes in the tax system.
Thu, 30 Nov, 2017
The Oireachtas banking inquiry will tomorrow question former taoiseach Bertie Ahern on whether he knew Ireland’s banks were facing economic collapse before the May 2007 general election and his resignation one year later.
Wed, 15 Jul, 2015
Brian Cowen attended a private Anglo Irish function a month after the St Patrick’s Day 2008 Irish stock exchange crisis and a fortnight before becoming taoiseach, but insisted he was never lobbied for a bank guarantee.
Fri, 03 Jul, 2015
The Government continues to have discussions with the troika about solutions for the tracker mortgage problem, “but it would be too strong a description to say they are under negotiation,” Minister for Finance Michael Noonan told the Oireachtas Finance Committee.
Thu, 09 May, 2013
THERE are certain cabinet ministers who are feeling a little sore this weekend. Not just because Ireland slipped into an EU-IMF bailout under their watch, but because the ministers themselves — some of them, at least — had no inkling of what was truly happening until it was too late. They feel they were kept in the dark — by Brian Cowen and Brian Lenihan.
Sat, 20 Nov, 2010
FINANCE Minister Brian Lenihan has conceded that a more precise calculation on the cost of the Anglo Irish Bank rescue package will have to be worked out for once and for all to restore confidence among international investors.
Wed, 01 Sep, 2010