Aidan Regan: Citizens and governments are the biggest losers in tax free-for-all
The tax rules need changing, and it does certain governments no credit to be opposing a move towards greater transparency
The Tax Justice Network has published its first annual report on the state of tax justice for 2020. That might not sound impressive, but it is in fact the first systematic attempt to use new OECD data on country-by-country reporting from multinational enterprises to estimate how much governments lose from tax avoidance.
Readers will hardly be surprised to learn that the practice is endemic, and that the richest companies and individuals of the world aggressively use...
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Deirdre Heenan: Has the British establishment already jettisoned the North?
Unusually frank statements by the former chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne reveal how many senior British public figures see the North as irrelevant and reunification as inevitable
Emer McLysaght: What if Greg Davies was your boyfriend?
The Taskmaster presenter isn’t just great at his job – he would also make a decidedly spiffing other half
Colin Murphy: Ireland was abusing its unwed mothers even before there was Church and state collusion
Twentieth-century Ireland was one of the most repressive sexual cultures in the world. Much of that is on the Catholic Church, but not all of it