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Double Irish: Berlin gets tough on global firms, but what about Dublin?

MADRID | By Sean Duffy | Wednesday’s meeting in Berlin, hosted by German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble, will once again throw the issue surrounding the taxation of large corporations into the spotlight. The meeting, to be attended by delegates from over 50 countries, is seen as the next step in a concerted effort by governments worldwide to close exploitative tax loopholes which have been a favoured accounting tool for international firms operating in Europe.

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Dublin gets its house in order as bell tolls for “The Double Irish”

MADRID | By Sean Duffy | The Irish Government presented its budget on Tuesday, keen to present the announcement of its projections for the year 2015 as the successful consequence of prudent fiscal planning. Critics have pointed out that it is much of the same, yet with the economic picture improving, the Government has sought to offer a respite from austerity, whilst also attempting to address the outstanding concerns of its international partners.