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Budget 2017: Ireland faces new initiative over tax


The 12.5% corporation tax rate has been reaffirmed in Budget 2017, but tax continues to cast a long shadow over Ireland’s reputation in Europe.

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President Donald Trump has already “tarnished” the process of finding an FBI director to replace James Comey — who the president fired in May in an effort to halt the agency’s
French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel both voiced support on Friday for a more robust European approach to trade, saying the bloc must respond if other countries block a
MOSCOW – A little over one third of Russians (35%) believe Russia’s relations with Ukraine should be the same as with other countries – with closed borders, visas and customs, Interf
New-home sales rose in May and prices hit a record, more evidence of a housing market characterized by strong demand and tight inventories.
Family members of the 1997 Uphaar cinema tragedy victims today met Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and requested him to recommend rejection of the plea filed by real estate baron Gopal Ansal f
China has refused entry to around 50 Indian pilgrims who were scheduled to travel to Kailash Mansarovar through the Nathu-la pass in Sikkim following which India has taken up the issue with Beijing.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi today congratulated the ISRO and country's space scientists and engineers for the successful launch of PSLV-C38 mission that will put 31 satellites into orbit. Express
No-frills carrier GoAir today said it will be migrating to a new passenger service system due to which passengers might face trouble in availing online facilities for some time. "The migration pr
Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil today demanded a judicial probe of yesterday's violence at Nevali in Thane district in which 29 people including 12 policemen
The Reserve Bank today the extended the scope of Banking Ombudsman Scheme under which banks could be penalised for mis-selling third-party products like insurance and mutual funds via mobile or electr
The Madras High Court today asked the Tamil Nadu government to explain as to why names figuring in the Election Commission and IT Department reports on the alleged bribing of RK Nagar assembly segment
In a day of meetings, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha discussed policy issues with TRAI Chairman R S Sharma, even as the inter-ministerial group began brainstorming separately to look for remedies at the
Senior Karnataka Congress leader andformer MP A H Vishwanath, who had been openly critical of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and the organisation in recent months, today quit the ruling party along with
Adhering to his stand on supporting the NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said the JD(U) took the decision after considering all aspects and the elect
Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra today expressed grave concern over the lynching of a senior police officer outside the Jama Masjid in downtown Srinagar. "Early today morning, on learning about t
MSF alleged that the US government, backed by the pharmaceutical lobby, is expected to step up pressure on several governments, including India and others in Asia and Latin America, to enforce and p
Rates for teenagers are a bit lower than they once were, and there are plenty of consumer safety websites to offer advice.
Ahead of Lord Jagannath's annual Rath Jatra on June 25, Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) today put a ban on climbing the chariots and touching deities. "Climbing the chariots and touching t
Sowing area under paddy has risen to 16.7 lakh hectares, while pulses acreage is down by over 30 per cent so far in the ongoing kharif season. Sowing operation in the kharif season begins normally wi
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A federal jury in Kansas has awarded nearly $218 million to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn ...
Diebedo Francis Kere is the 17th architect to design a temporary pavilion in the grounds of London's Hyde Park.
Four-time former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who portrays himself as a charming ladies’ man, said on Friday that what he likes most about U.S. President Donald Trump is his wife, M
The sixth edition of International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Cup will be held in Vashi (Navi Mumbai) on June 24 and 25 with 150 participants. The City Industrial Development Corpo
Senior BJP MLA Ghanshyam Tiwari's son today said his father will hold a 'satyagrah' outside chief minister Vasundhara Raje's residence despite he not being given permission. Secretary of Deen Dayal V
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A second U-turn this year by Ford Motor Co in Mexico has raised the specter of Chinese competition for local carmaking, adding to pressure on the industry after repeated threa
Sears is closing an additional 20 stores as the ailing retailer tries to turn around its business. Real estate investment trust Seritage, which owns the 20 properties, confirmed the closings — 18
A non-profit resource that posts publicly available tax documents for charities has infuriated anti-gay Christian and conservative nonprofits by  using a widely available database at the Southern Pove
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Attorneys: Kansas federal jury awards nearly $218M to farmers who sued Syngenta over genetically engineered corn seed.
The government today relaxed norms for export of bamboo products to promote the shipments. There is a negligible exports of bamboo from India. "Export of muli bamboo till March 31, 2019 and bamboo p
An Aurangabad court today held five persons guilty of killing a girl last year by throwing acid at her. Additional District and Sessions Judge Anil Kumar Mishra convicted prime accused Mohammad Azhar
A group of activists, including Medha Patkar, today met Union minister Thawar Chand Gehlot and expressed concern over the impact of closing of gates of Sardar Sarovar Dam on villagers affected by the
Tamil Nadu Information Technology Minister M Manikandan today informed the Assembly that the government was taking steps to facilitate setting up a centre of Google in the State. Intervening DMK
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today expressed his gratitude to Lt Governor Anil Baijal for clearing a slew of critical infrastructure projects, which may reduce congestion in the national capital. I
With various types of fevers affecting over two lakh people across Kerala and leaving more than 100 of them dead, an all-party meet today appealed to the public to join the government's massive cleani

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