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Fine Gael promise to reduce taxes and increase pensions as part of election manifesto

Fine Gael has promised to reduce taxes, create jobs and to increase pensions as part of its general election manifesto launched today. Speaking in Dublin, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar insisted that Fine Gael could be trusted with the economy and the...

Trump relaunches trade battle with Europe

US President Donald Trump has relaunched a major trade offensive against Europe, threatening to hit the EU with damaging auto tariffs if Europeans failed to agree a long-delayed trade deal. "The European Union is tougher to deal with than anybody....

Local TD blasts Government refusal to collect Apple taxes

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has said he is puzzled by at the Government's refusal to not collect outstanding taxes from Apple of approximately €13 billion. Responding to the news that the European Commission has decided to take Ireland...

Taoiseach says current Government won’t solve homeless crisis

Speaking last night on TV3's Tonight with Vincent Browne, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the housing and homelessness issue will not be solved in the lifetime of this Government.  Even though his forecast was negative, he said the Government was accelerating...

EU says Ireland let Apple off paying €13n in taxes. Apple accuses EU of threatening job creation

The European Commission says illegal tax benefits allowed Apple to pay a rate of 1% on European Union profits in 2003 and 0.005% in 2014. The findings are a result of a three-year investigation by Competition Commissioner Margarethe Vestager into tax arrangements...

France demands €1.6 billion from Google in back taxes

The French revenue authorities have demanded that US Internet giant Google pay €1.6 billion in back taxes, a figure much more substantial than the €170 million demanded by the British treasury last month. Google CEO Sundar Pichai is visiting Paris...

Ireland could be facing billion dollar Apple fine

Apple may owe up to $8 billion in back taxes from its use of potentially illegal tax shelters in this country. And if Ireland is found to have traded a special tax deal with Apple, in exchange for a pledge...

Ireland named as one of top enablers as global inequality increases at alarming rate

A newly released report from the charity Oxfam says that just 62 people own the same as half the population of the planet. It also lists Ireland as one of 10 regimes that allow wealthy individuals and massive multinational corporations to...
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"Adopt a grandfather", the campaign against loneliness in Portugal amid the coronavirus

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Apple designs face shields for healthcare workers

The first shipment was delivered to a Santa Clara, California hospital last week. As the company explained, the protectors are adjustable and assemble in...