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# billions - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Apple is shifting billions in cash funnelled through Ireland back to the US

The iPhone maker will pay more than €30 billion in tax on the repatriation.

# billions - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Government urged to use €3.8 billion from AIB sale to 'build homes, hospitals and schools'

Labour leader Brendan Howlin said that the Irish people “sacrificed so much to protect our banking system”.

# billions - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Live entertainment industry 'generates €1.7 billion and creates 11,000 jobs annually'

The report was based on sales by Ticketmaster Ireland over a 12-month period.

# billions - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan want to end all disease

The couple have pledged $3 billion to efforts to prevent, cure or manage disease.

# billions - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Tokyo launches probe amid concerns Olympic costs could triple to a whopping €21 billion

The 2020 Games, awarded to Tokyo in 2013, have been marred by a series of embarrassing setbacks over stadium construction and the official logo.

# billions - Thursday 30 July, 2015

Facebook is growing and growing - and it has some new things in store

The only way Facebook is heading is up.

# billions - Sunday 24 May, 2015

How Forever 21's founders went from pumping gas to a $6 billion fortune

The husband-and-wife duo, both 26 at the time, landed in California penniless, speaking broken English, and without college degrees.

# billions - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

The EU and Russia are on a major collision course...

Over gas this time. The EU could end up fining Russian energy giant Gazprom up to €10 billion for abuse of competition…

# billions - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Facebook now has 1.39bn active users (and it's rolling in cash)

The social media company’s profits have beaten expectations.

# billions - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Bank admits tax 'misconduct', but blames employees

Switzerland’s second largest bank, Credit Suisse, said management was unaware of any wrongdoing.

# billions - Friday 4 October, 2013

IMF review says close supervision of Irish banks is essential

Ireland’s latest report card by the IMF also states that firm implementation of budget policies is required if Ireland wants to achieve its fiscal targets.

# billions - Saturday 15 June, 2013

Bruton defends spending the last of the nation's savings

The final €6 billion left in National Pensions Reserve Fund is to be used to boost employment, says Richard Bruton TD.

# billions - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

9 tech trends that will make someone billions this year Billionaire This post contains images

9 tech trends that will make someone billions this year

Mobile, social, cloud and big data technology were all big this year. They’ll get bigger next year and here’s how…