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Ireland is one of nine countries that failed to sign an agreement at the OECD on Thursday to reform the global corporate tax system. The OECD announced that 130 of the 139 countries involved in the talks had adhered to the broad lines of the agreement, but the Republic is not on the published list …

GARDAÍ DISCOVERED international organized crime gangs using Ireland as a base for multi-million dollar frauds. From Kerry to Korea, from Midleton to Moscow, crooks have settled here in a criminal network that spans the four corners of the world. Detective Chief Superintendent Pat Lordan and Detective Superintendent Michael Cryan of the Garda National Economic Crime …

The current scourge of fraudulent callers targeting thousands of Irish phone numbers continues as more and more people appear. Scammers called standard mobile numbers 083, 085 and 087, with many elderly people falling victim to robocalls. When people answer these numbers, an automated message is broadcast, with the organizers claiming to be from the Welfare …

European regulators have rejected calls to expand the investigation of insurance companies here. he European Commission competition regulators responded that the Irish competition authority is “well placed” to survey the insurance practices of companies in that country. It comes after the Commission told Insurance Ireland last week that it had made a preliminary finding that …

The Irish in Australia have never felt further from home since the start of the pandemic. Australia has been one of the countries hailed for its swift response to Covid and its strict approach to international travel. The ‘zero-Covid’ tactic has meant that people living on the island nation, although cut off from the rest …

Successive Irish governments have proclaimed loud and clear their commitment to creating a knowledge-based economy and the high levels of research and development (R&D) investment required to support it. Unfortunately, reality speaks louder than rhetoric and Ireland languishes at the foot of the European ranking for R&D spending. Figures produced by Eurostat at the end …

Notre Dame secured an entry from Mission Hills, Calif. Linebacker Bishop Alemany Niuafe Tuihalamaka on Saturday, and with his entry the Irish took a big step up in the Rivals 2022 standings. After Pittsburgh Central Catholic defensive tackle Donovan Hinish signed to the Irish on June 4, Notre Dame had the No. 4 recruiting class …

Rainbow walks will make their appearance in the city of Dublin this week, the first having been unveiled outside PantiBar on Capel Street yesterday. The pop of color will be added as part of the Pride Month celebrations to the crossroads of rue Georges and rue Dame, as well as rue du Parlement and two …

According to Minister of State for Overseas Development Assistance Colm Brophy, Covid has had “an impact on several levels, bordering on devastating” on developing countries. It also made the task of helping climate-vulnerable countries much more difficult, especially as so much aid was being swallowed up due to the pandemic, he said after a meeting …