Miners and farmers: Crowley on the decarbonisation drive behind CoolPlanet’s recovery
When Covid-19 decimated revenue from energy projects, Norman Crowley refocused his business on its data-crunching software. Now CoolPlanet is adding mining EVs to its offering and Crowley is upfront about what works and what doesn’t (especially livestock farming).
“Negative-sum for the world”: Zucman on tax competition, Ireland and the return of unilateral measures
The EU Tax Observatory names Ireland as the joint top destination for multinationals to shift profits and cut corporation tax. Economist Gabriel Zucman says new global rules will benefit Ireland in the short term but believes the tax-competitive model is doomed.
Dairy expansion, multinationals, technology, tax: The many red flags raised by Nestlé’s planned plant closure
From dairy exports-driven agriculture to the reliance on corporation tax paid by multinationals, the wind-down of the Askeaton infant formula plant exposes multiple risks for Ireland on a single site.
Microchip is chipping away at its double malt structure
With all EU countries obligated to impose the 15 per cent minimum corporation tax rate from next year, a multi-billion-dollar subsidiary of the semiconductor giant straddling Ireland and Malta is moving away from Dublin. But where will the tax be paid eventually?
Budget places €10bn in two “vital” funds for the future – but how will they work?
In a perfect illustration of coalition politics, Budget 2024 allocates some windfall corporation tax to future current spending, some to the stability of capital expenditure, some to green policies - and most to an immediate giveaway.