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# double-irish - Monday 29 April, 2019

From The42 Duffy voted Brighton's player of the season as Ireland U19 Connolly bags best young player Double Irish

Duffy voted Brighton's player of the season as Ireland U19 Connolly bags best young player

The Derry man has been a colossus at the back for Brighton this term.

# double-irish - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Two years after the 'double Irish' was shelved, Google used it to shift billions to Bermuda

However the search giant says it has since paid tax on the offshore profits in the US.

# double-irish - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

How often is the 'Single Malt' tax loophole used? The government is finding out

Paschal Donohoe has asked officials to look into the ‘Single Malt’ after a report indicated that it could become the new ‘Double Irish’.

# double-irish - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Why this tech CEO says low tax deals were the 'best thing in the history of the Irish economy'

This week we chatted with the head of US software company Nitro – and he didn’t hold back.

# double-irish - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Apple could be forced to pay 10 years of back taxes to Ireland

And it’s worried that could take a big bite out of its bottom line.

# double-irish - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Tax breaks are here to stay... but only for companies with BIG ideas

With the closing of the ‘Double Irish’ tax loophole, the government want to introduce a ‘Knowledge Development Box’.

# double-irish - Sunday 7 December, 2014

# double-irish - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

'We have made mistakes in the past' - Michael Noonan talks taxes

But he says Ireland has been “caught in the crossfire” of sniping between the EU and US multinationals.

# double-irish - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Juncker now wants to end tax loopholes his country rubber-stamped for years

The European Commission president was happy to talk up his work luring multinationals when he was Luxembourg’s premier.

# double-irish - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Double Irish? Peh, global brands used Luxembourg to avoid billions in tax

Pepsi, IKEA and Irish multinational Glanbia all took advantage of secret deals.

# double-irish - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Remember Bono said he helped bring Google and Facebook to Ireland? Well, he did

He has connections, and the IDA uses them.

# double-irish - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

The number of billionaires in the world doubled during the global crisis

If the richest three people spent $1 million every day, it would take 220 years to run out of money.

# double-irish - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

# double-irish - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Minister Bruton is going to the US to explain the death of the 'Double Irish' tax loophole

He is also meeting over 17 companies in a hope to drum up some jobs in Ireland.

# double-irish - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

With a little help from Ireland, Facebook paid no UK tax last year

It made an estimated £371 million in revenue in the region in 2013.

# double-irish - Friday 17 October, 2014

# double-irish - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

US pharma giant's €43 billion deal with Ireland-based firm could be off the table now

AbbVie is rethinking its merger with Dublin-headquartered Shire after changes to tax “inversion” rules.

# double-irish - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

The Double Irish is dead, long live the 'knowledge-development box'

But Michael Noonan says Ireland’s low corporate tax rate “never was, never has been” up for discussion.

# double-irish - Monday 13 October, 2014

Bono: Musician, humanitarian, philanthropist... Irish corporate tax defender?

The U2 frontman says Ireland’s tax affairs with companies like Apple have brought “the only prosperity we’ve known”.

# double-irish - Friday 10 October, 2014

Ireland has made the front page of the Financial Times again...

… and yes, it’s because of the Double Irish loophole.

# double-irish - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Enda Kenny: The 'Double Irish' tax loophole isn't our fault and we don't promote it

The Taoiseach has been responding to criticism of Ireland’s tax regime by British Prime Minister David Cameron this week.

# double-irish - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

David Cameron is not happy with Ireland's tax regime - because he 'wants our jobs'

The British PM isn’t into the Double Irish

Here's what we know about the EU's claim that Ireland gave illegal State aid to Apple

They say that Apple was given an advantage over competitors.

# double-irish - Monday 29 September, 2014

Ireland denies giving illegal State aid to Apple as FT front page makes world headlines

The Department of Finance says that Apple has been “taxed fully” in Ireland.

# double-irish - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

OECD releases 'action plan' on tax evasion. Next step, another report

Michael Noonan happy with the recommendations, particularly the bit about the digital economy.

# double-irish - Friday 7 March, 2014

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know today as we head towards the weekend.

# double-irish - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Column: Our lack of willingness to promote transparency is damaging developing countries

Ireland cannot give with one hand to developing countries while facilitating tax avoidance at the same time, writes Morina O’Neill.

# double-irish - Sunday 23 December, 2012

How do Irish companies legally avoid paying billions in corporate tax?

It’s all to do with a happy coincide of tax laws in Ireland, the Netherlands, the United States and Bermuda.

# double-irish - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Green Party calls for corporation tax reform

The party urged the Government to close the ‘Double Irish’ loophole which it said enables companies to pay less than 12.5 per cent tax.

# double-irish - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

US authorities checked Google's overseas earnings: report

Bloomberg says that US federal authorities have questioned the internet company about its overseas tax bills after it cut some $3.1bn from its US bill over three years.

# double-irish - Tuesday 30 November, 2010

From The Daily Edge Exploding tiger, crippled economy, boozing Biffo: Taiwan's take on Ireland's bailout Double Irish This post contains videos

Exploding tiger, crippled economy, boozing Biffo: Taiwan's take on Ireland's bailout

NMA TV – a Taiwanese animation studio known for its tongue-in-cheek news reporting – goes all out on Ireland.

# double-irish - Friday 22 October, 2010

Google orders up a 'Double Irish'

Tax loopholes mean the internet giant pays tax of just 2.4 per cent.