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# corporation-tax - Saturday 4 June, 2011

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Aer Lingus talks break down, water supplies could be hit by hot weather, and one man’s year-long battle with Croagh Patrick nears an end.

# corporation-tax - Sunday 29 May, 2011

Germany steps back from EU common tax base plan: report

The German government has reportedly rejected proposals for tax law reforms and dealt a serious blow to European Commission plans to introduce a common consolidated corporate tax base.

# corporation-tax - Thursday 26 May, 2011

Ireland's economy to stagnate in 2011: OECD

The think tank has encouraged a cut in dole payments to the long-term unemployed, but says house prices will stop falling in 2012 and supports the Irish decision not to raise the corporate tax rate.

# corporation-tax - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

Taoiseach firmly rules out plans to reschedule EU-IMF loans

Enda Kenny says remarks by other ministers were misinterpreted, and Ireland is not looking to delay or default on its loans.

# corporation-tax - Sunday 22 May, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Sunday

All the news of the day you might have missed…

# corporation-tax - Friday 20 May, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Holidaymakers warned to check their passports before they book their flights; paraplegic man walks again after pioneering treatment, and one of the world’s largest insurance companies rewards its top sales staff with a mass orgy.

# corporation-tax - Saturday 14 May, 2011

Ireland's hopes for rate cut threatened by French position on corporation tax

The Minister for Enterprise has said that France seemed to be pursuing a “one-item agenda” in relation to Ireland’s corporation tax – which could damage prospects of Ireland securing more favourable payback terms on its bailout loans.

# corporation-tax - Thursday 12 May, 2011

Brendan Howlin says Ireland 'will seek to reschedule EU/IMF loans'

Brendan Howlin has told Reuters that Ireland would seek to improve the terms of its bailout as he robustly defended the government’s position on corporation tax and ruled out further austerity measures.

# corporation-tax - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Interest rate cut on Ireland's bailout deal is far from certain

The German finance minister says Ireland will not get rate reduction without giving in on something else – likely the corporate tax rate. Taoiseach Enda Kenny says Ireland will not be pulling out of the bailout under any circumstances.

# corporation-tax - Monday 9 May, 2011

TDs criticise "set-piece speeches" for Dáil's Europe Day

TDs from both Fianna Fáil and Labour criticise today’s proceedings, with one TD saying MEPs are like “a lighthouse in a bog”.

Commissioner affirms: no move on corporate tax rate without Irish approval

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn assures the Dáil that corporate tax can’t be changed by the EU without Ireland allowing it to.

# corporation-tax - Sunday 8 May, 2011

European Commission supports Ireland's bailout interest rate cut: Hayes

The junior minister said more work must be done to ensure a bailout rate cut, but said the Commission is on side.

Ireland will get one per cent cut on bailout interest and keep corporation tax rate - report

The cut to the current average interest rate of 5.8 per cent could be worth €400 million to the Irish exchequer.

# corporation-tax - Monday 2 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday

Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.

McAleese expected to defend corporation tax rate

The president has previously said Ireland’s corporation tax policy is “not up for negotiation” – and is expected to reiterate that message at a meeting with business leaders during her official visit to the Netherlands.

# corporation-tax - Friday 29 April, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: President McAleese gives France and Germany a slap on the wrists, the poignant tale of an elderly man who arrived in hospital with a small fortune strapped to his body and the story of Bear-ack Obama.

President says French and German demands over corporation tax are 'a nonsense'

Mary McAleese has told a Dutch newspaper that Ireland should not be throwing away one the tools it has to pay off its debt.

# corporation-tax - Saturday 16 April, 2011

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know before 9am: Gardaí make five arrests in relation to a massive drugs haul; good news for cash-strapped ESB customers; presidential elections in Nigeria; and Stephen Fry is prepared to go to prison.

# corporation-tax - Sunday 10 April, 2011

Ireland's corporation tax rate could be at risk from German demands

The German finance minister believes Ireland must make concessions if they are to get an interest reduction on their bailout package.

# corporation-tax - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

In numbers: George Osborne's new UK budget

The UK’s coalition government introduces its second budget. Here’s our condensed guide to what’s in it.

UK Budget cuts corporation tax in bid to boost growth

George Osborne’s second budget centres around a 5 per cent cut in corporation tax, with Britain “open for business”.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: The fallout from the Moriarty report continues; an 8,000 page file on Anglo goes to the DPP and there are calls for a class action suit against the state and its banks by beleaguered homeowners.

# corporation-tax - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

Kenny insists again: 'Corporation tax is off the table'

The Taoiseach tells the Dáil that the discussions on a reduced bailout interest rate will not mean baulking on tax.

# corporation-tax - Monday 21 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Coalition forces claim to have destroyed Gaddafi’s command centre; plans for a supercasino on the banks of the Liffey and the ‘gay cure’ iPhone app that got a 4+ rating from Apple.

Government may accept borrowing limits in return for bailout rate cut

Ahead of crucial European summits, ministers say corporation tax is off the agenda – but that other concessions could be made.

# corporation-tax - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Greek PM: 'I hope Ireland gets a better bailout deal'

After securing reforms to make his own bailout more manageable, George Papandreou asks for similar treatment for us.

# corporation-tax - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

"Perfectly clear" that corporation tax isn't on table - Kenny

Enda Kenny tells the Dáil he made it clear that Ireland’s corporate tax, and its bailout interest rate, were separate issues.

# corporation-tax - Monday 14 March, 2011

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Poll: Should we cave in on corporation tax to secure a better bailout deal?

Michael Noonan’s in Europe today, trying to persuade EU leaders to see things our way. What do you think he should do?

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: A second explosion occurs at the Fukushima nuclear plant, Irish seen as the ‘bad boys’ of Europe, and Burger King boss upsets his British customers.

# corporation-tax - Sunday 13 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

24 more hours pass on Planet Earth – here’s what’s been going on, and some other bits you might have missed.

Shatter insists corporate tax increase is "off the table"

The new Minister for Justice tells RTÉ Radio that the government will not sacrifice the tax rate for a cheaper bailout.

FORMER TÁNAISTE and Progressive Democrat leader Michael McDowell has backed Enda Kenny’s insistence that Ireland should not accept an increase to its corporate tax rate in return for a reduced bailout interest rate. Writing in today’s Sunday Independent, McDowell says Ireland’s gesture to French president Nicolas Sarkozy – who is a major proponent of increasing Ireland’s tax rate – should be one “involving two digits and no other numbers“. The piece, oddly, doesn’t seem to be on the Sindo website.

# corporation-tax - Monday 17 January, 2011

Nobody defending corporate tax rate from Sarkozy - Gilmore

The Labour leader says Fianna Fáil’s squabbling is leaving the country vulnerable to attack from others.

# corporation-tax - Thursday 13 January, 2011

Sarkozy takes aim at Irish corporate tax rate

As the notion of a lower bailout rate re-emerges, Nicolas Sarkozy says we shouldn’t get cash without raising our taxes.

# corporation-tax - Wednesday 5 January, 2011

2010 tax take €703m ahead of forecasts, says Department

Ireland’s revenue was 2.3% ahead of planned, while spending only overran by 0.3% – but the deficit is still huge.

# corporation-tax - Monday 13 December, 2010

Twitter considering Dublin as European HQ - reports

Google and Facebook already have their European bases in Ireland – and now the microblogging site could follow.

# corporation-tax - Tuesday 30 November, 2010

MEPs argue over Ireland's corporate tax rate

Group of MEPs are pushing for Ireland to double the rate to 25%. Gay Mitchell calls on fellow MEPs to show sensitivity to a country facing serious cutbacks.

# corporation-tax - Wednesday 24 November, 2010

MEPs table motion demanding 25% Irish corporate tax Corporation Tax

MEPs table motion demanding 25% Irish corporate tax

A group of MEPs from Green and Socialist groupings propose a motion hoping to double the 12.5% tax rate.

American businesses welcome safety of 12.5% corporate tax

The American Chamber of Commerce says the commitment not to raise corporate tax will encourage investment.

EU may push for bank levy instead of corporation tax rise

Introducing the levy could allow Ireland to save face in Europe – which is particularly important now that the IMF has said it is reluctant to pump money into the Irish banking sector.