| May 31, 2013
| 9:33 AM
WASHINGTON -- Ireland's ambassador to the U.S. declared Friday that his nation was not a tax haven for Apple Inc., formally disputing a congressional report that said company executives had negotiated a special low rate to shelter much of the firm's...
| May 24, 2013
| 12:00 PM
National Book Award winner Colum McCann's ninth book, "TransAtlantic," is a fictionalized exploration of three historic journeys between North America and Ireland. He talked about his new novel, which hits bookstores on June 4, by phone from his...
| May 20, 2013
| 2:04 PM
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WASHINGTON -- Apple Inc. has used an elaborate web of offshore subsidiaries to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes on $44 billion in foreign income over the past four years,...
| May 21, 2013
| 9:22 AM
WASHINGTON — Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook strongly defended the company's tax practices Tuesday at a Senate hearing highlighting the technology giant's use of Irish subsidiaries to shelter billions of dollars in income from U.S. taxes....
| May 16, 2013
| 9:43 PM
Vincent G. Dowling
Actor, director gave Tom Hanks early break
Actor and director Vincent G. Dowling, 83, who left behind a long career with Ireland's national theater to run a Shakespeare festival in Cleveland where he gave a young Tom Hanks an...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 10:19 AM
NEW YORK--Will Forte takes a breath and measures his words carefully, as Will Forte is generally wont to do, when asked how a man known for comedy suddenly finds himself in some finely wrought prestige dramas.
“It wasn't a conscious decision to...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Ireland Baldwin says she's gotten over the whole "rude thoughtless little pig" voicemail her dad left her when she was 11, so why can't the rest of the world move past it too? And can we all also realize she is not her parents?
So vented Alec Baldwin...
| Dec 17, 2012
— I am upset with Kobe Bryant, and when am I not?
I've been interviewing the guy for maybe 15 or 20 minutes after an easy win over the Philadelphia 76ers when a reporter walks up and starts talking to Kobe in Italian.
Right away, Kobe starts...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 9:30 AM
The IMPAC Dublin Literary Award announced its shortlist for 2013 on Tuesday, and a refreshingly diverse group it is, with five novels in translation -- from Japan, Iceland, Norway, the Netherlands, and France -- listed along with one British, one Irish...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Santa real? A new poll says Santa Claus has support among Americans. But still we Google and doubt....
| Dec 21, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Facebook will improve privacy protections in Europe over the next six months after an investigation into its practices there, the Menlo Park, Calif., the Irish data protection agency said Wednesday....