Peter Fitzpatrick,  former director of finance of Irish Life and Permanent.

Jury misses three days due to illness of member

Anglo trial hears jury is making progress following deliberations. Photograph: Irish Times

Jury ‘making progress’ court hears but had deliberated for almost 24 hours by the end of last week

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan:  “Having regard to the nature and seriousness of the allegations, and the duty to assist the Commission in its task of establishing the facts and truth, I cannot see how it would be in any way unreasonable, improper or avoidable to appropriately test and cross-examine the evidence of all persons giving evidence to the Commission, including Sergeant McCabe.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Distinction between terms is implicit in statement from Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan

Some young Ireland fans have been charged  as much as €3 for cover on a €10 ticket for tonight’s friendly against the Netherlands. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Allianz offers phone line advice on policy bought ‘in error’

Image: Istock

Judge hears one juror in case is unwell

The jury began hearing evidence in January in what is understood to be the longest trial in the history of the State

Deliberations to resume on Tuesday in trial of four bankers

Seán Quinn: A source close to unfolding events believes Seán Quinn is left with little beyond anger. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Any chance of family involvement in business again required Seán Quinn snr’s exit

Seán Quinn: the local team and the US investors were against suggestions from him which would, in the management’s view, have damaged the business but played into his ambition to reassert ownership and control. Photograph: John McVitty

Relationship between Quinn and senior management at former Quinn manufacturing facilities had broken down badly

The free-to-access Benefacts website, which carries information on bodies including charities, schools, sports clubs, museums and religious groups, has been developed over  three years at a cost of €4 million. Photograph: Benefacts website

Free-to-access website on civil society bodies aims to provide one-stop-shop for core data

Four men are alleged to have been  involved in setting up a scheme of circular €1 billion transactions where Anglo Irish Bank lent money to ILP and ILP sent the money back, via their assurance firm Irish Life Assurance, to Anglo. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times  Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Four alleged to have set up €7.2bn scheme to bolster Anglo Irish Bank’s balance sheet

Where next? Institute of Guidance Counsellors says equality of access to guidance counselling is essential. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Institute says there is a socio-economic hierarchy to the provision of hours

 Larry Goodman of the Goodman Group: the Goodman side is saying that there has been no change in the control of the Goodman group since the agreement was signed

The Goodman Group rejects claim control of its Blackrock Clinic share changed

Denis O Brien: Initiated 12 legal cases against media organisations relating to coverage of his affairs and four against the Revenue. Photograph: David Sleator

Case taken against former TD one of several High Court proceedings taken since 2010

 Michael Lowry: TD already facing multi-million euro legal costs, and a pending criminal trial. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Independent TD must pay his own costs for hearings over 1995 mobile licence

 Larry Goodman said his group was headquartered in Ireland, tax compliant everywhere it operated, and paid an effective corporation tax rate in excess of the 12.5 per cent Irish rate. Photograph: Alan Betson

Case involves shareholders fighting for control of the Blackrock Clinic in Dublin

British prime minister David Cameron: the Panama Papers revelations put pressure on him because of his late father Ian Cameron’s use of an offshore company. Photograph:  Leon Neal/Pool

Irish experts among 300 who signed Oxfam letter ahead of anti-corruption London summit

Padraig Harrington: ‘All monies I invested and received from [the fund]were tax compliant’. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Three-time Major winning golfer appears in leaked files from Mossack Fonseca law firm

Mossack Fonseca’s offices in Panama City: tax authorities around the globe are anxious to get their hands on the Panama Papers data. Photograph: Carlos Jasso/Reuters

The person who leaked the papers says growing inequality caused by ‘massive, pervasive corruption’

Revenue says has sought access to papers of Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca

In the leaked Mossack Fonseca files: golfer Pádraig Harrington, former U2 manager Paul McGuinness, accountant Aidan Phelan, businessman Oisin O’Buachalla, Irish biofuel businessman Bart Bonsall and developer Seán Mulryan

Builders, sportsmen, bankers, solicitors, accountants listed in leaked files

Law firm Mossack Fonseca in Panama City, which specialises in setting up offshore companies, is at the center of the Panama Papers controversy. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Source of 11.5 million leaked documents believes ‘thousands of prosecutions’ may result

Blanaid Clarke, TCD professor of corporate law, and Danny McCoy, chief executive of Ibec, speaking at an Ibec conference on the implications of a potential Brexit for Ireland. Next month’s British referendum on EU membership is ‘by far’ the single biggest issue in a generation for Irish business, according to Danny McCoy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Departure of large and dynamic economy from union a huge blow, says Danny McCoy

02/05/2016Members of the Gardai at the scene of a shooting in Shancastle Estate, Clondalkin, Dublin.Photo:  Collins

Car carrying shooter flees in direction of M50 after shooting incident in Clondalkin

As well as an all-day stoppage on Wednesday, there are stoppages planned for Friday, May 13th, Friday, May 20th, Thursday, May 26th (four hours from 3pm–7pm) and Friday, May 27th. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Transdev docks drivers 10% of wages as work-to-rule continues to be implemented

The report entitled, From Puerto Rico to the Dublin Docklands, Vulture Funds and Debt in Ireland and the Global South is by the Debt and Development Coalition Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

Funds that have bought property will eye ‘big yields’ which means ‘squeezing debtors hard’

Basil Blackshaw: was noted for paintings of people, landscapes and animals such as greyhounds and horses. Photograph: Eric Luke

Tributes paid after artist, regarded as one of Ireland’s most talented painters, passes away

“Getting people out on the street is the objective, rather than the particular issue that is being protested against.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

‘We will end up paying more for less – a victory for those who want to tear the system down’

Seán Dunne and Gayle Killilea:  High Court proceedings arise over alleged invalid transfers to Ms Killilea of various of her husband’s assets, including a hotel in South Africa valued at more than €18 million. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Wife of bankrupt developer Seán Dunne is contesting entitlement to seize certain assets

The laws will ensure  that relevant convictions can continue to be brought to the attention of the National Vetting Bureau, which will vet those who work with children and vulnerable people. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

New laws allow for a type of ‘right to be forgotten’ rule in relation to old convictions

Informed sources have estimated the total funds collected on behalf of  Irish Water to date is more than €140 million, with two-thirds of households having paid something. File photograph: Getty Images

Amount in water bills collected to date estimated at just over half of what was due

Societal changes have meant that in countries such as Australia and New Zealand, the courts have become less inclined to consider that children have any expectation to inherit. Image: Thinkstock/Getty Images

Background: Social ‘contract’ whereby children are left property is now less relevant

A doctor’s 32-year-old adopted child was given half of his late father’s estate when he took one of the first cases under section 117 of the Succession Act 1965. Photograph: Thinkstock/Getty Images

Child affected by property crash secures repayment of bank loan under Succession Act

Middle-class expectations of an inheritance based on the value of the family home may no longer be valid as people live longer and use family home to fund cost of care.

Paper seeks views on possible update needed to inheritance law over societal changes

Of 436 female Law Library members who responded to the survey  in February this year, just 5 per cent worked in criminal prosecution and 32 per cent in criminal defence.  Photograph:  Katie Collins/PA

Law Library survey of women says Bar not meritocratic with some areas ‘closed shops’

Some 37 per cent of respondents to the study by the Bar of Ireland said they had encountered masters, colleagues, solicitors and judges who had a negative bearing on their career. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Bar of Ireland survey cites ‘underbelly’ of casual sexism in legal profession

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Paschal Donohoe responds to ‘Irish Times’ report on drivers who avoided convictions

Leslie Buckley: A spokesman for INM chairman said he was involved in a range of companies in Ireland and internationally. Photograph: Alan Betson

Leslie Buckley and Paul Connolly associated with Mossack Fonseca

President Michael D Higgins said democracy was “made fragile”, most often unintentionally, whenever decisions that were the legitimate object of political debate were abandoned to the automaticity of rigid fiscal rules. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

President believes response to refugee influx could stretch European law to ‘breaking point’

Law firm Mossack Fonseca  in Panama City, which specialises in setting up offshore companies, is at the center of the Panama Papers controversy. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Analysis: co-operation behind Panama Papers may be replicated by tax authorities

The Panama Papers project has  involved one of the largest data leaks ever. The 11.5 million leaked files cover 40 years of the operations of one of the world’s largest providers of offshore services, the Panama-headquartered Mossack Fonseca law firm. File photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Investigative project involving ‘The Irish Times’ takes in one of largest data leaks ever

The Four Courts. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Property sold to vulture funds could be used for social housing, says Edmund Honohan

 Oscar Pistorius (centre) is surrounded by security personnel as he leaves the High Court after the third day of his murder trial, in Pretoria, South Africa on March 5th, 2014. File photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

Author tells Bar Council conference coverage of case similar to that of major sporting event

The offices of Mossack Fonseca:  More than 11 million documents from the files of the Panama-headquartered law firm  were leaked this week. Photograph: Reuters/Carlos Jasso

What links Putin, Flannery, and a Cavan man called ‘Paudie’?

The largest Irish intermediary named in the Panama Papers is the Pegasus Trust/Laburnum Finance operation at Number 30 Botanic Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Number of Irish beneficial owners of offshore Mossack Fonseca-linked companies unclear

Mossack Fonseca law firm  in Panama: a massive leak of the company’s tax files  has exposed secret offshore dealings across the world. Photograph: Carlos Jasso/Reuters

Kilkenny bar owner and former mayor of South Tipperary among firms’s clientele

Businessman Seán Quinn. Photograph: Collins

Mossack Fonseca set up offshore firm that fought IBRC bid to seize Ukraine mall

Seán Quinn’s family once owned shopping mall in central Kiev. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Mossack Fonseca’s concerns centred on shopping mall in Kiev worth €70m in 2012

Achilleas Kallakis, who was convicted in 2013 of defrauding AIB, using an array of British Virgin Islands firms to buy property, a private jet and a yacht.  Photographer: Will Oliver

Achilleas Kallakis and associate, who took £740m from AIB, used web of offshore firms

James Stanley, former chief executive of Bula Resources (Holdings) PLC, and solicitor Giles Kennedy leaving the Supreme Court in 1998. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan/Collins/Dublin

James Stanley set up offshore company using services of Mossack Fonseca group in 2007

Anglo in Austria features in a seven-bank list of recommended private banks

Stanley Watson “in effect” resigned from Matheson after moving from Dublin to take charge of the London office, according to documents in the leaked files.

Stanley Watson set up a structure to charge for work paying dividends to firm in Cyprus

Frank Flannery told The Irish Times a loan from Bank of Ireland Private Banking provided all of the money for the purchase of a house for £615,000 in the Primrose Hill area of north London in 1996. File photograph: Eric Luke

Panama Papers indicate role of British Virgin Islands firm in London house purchase

One scandal involves a $250 million contract Panama signed with Finmeccanica in 2010 to supply helicopters, radars and a digital mapping system to Panama. File photograph: Getty Images

Millions of dollars allegedly paid to Indian officials in relation to sale of helicopters

The Pegasus Trust, a trust and corporate service provider, of 30 Botanic Avenue, Dublin 9, offers services in relation to offshore locations such as the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands and the Seychelles. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Botanic Avenue business offers services linked to offshore locations such as Bahamas and Seychelles

Leaked files of the Mossack Fonseca  firm show that over two decades, Intertrade negotiated sales promotion agreements with subsidiaries of the Italian conglomerate, Finmeccanica, and other companies, with the products specified in the agreements including military aircraft, torpedoes and electronic warfare equipment. File photograph: Getty Images

Intertrade Project Consultants negotiated sales promotion deals for military products

Ecocem: even though the company is just about to enter the UK market, founder Donal O’Riain said, it has already got orders for 200,000 tonnes of product for its first year and is not taking any further orders. Photograph:  David Sleator

Irish cement maker to invest €5m into terminals as it moves into booming British market

Former deputy registrar at the European Court of Human Rights Michael O’Boyle. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Michael O’Boyle believes crises create dangers that can weaken or destroy democracy

British prime minister David Cameron: the Conservative Party’s proposals are focused on replacing the Human Rights Act (HRA) with a British Bill of Rights, which would reduce the role of the convention in the UK. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Cameron has promised to replace act with a British bill of rights to appease Eurosceptics

Accountant Alan Hynes: the disciplinary tribunal found Mr Hynes had been in breach of codes of ethics and principles that were meant to guide the profession in integrity, competence and truthfulness. Photograph: Eric Luke

Chartered Accountants’ Regulatory Board decision brings costs to €650,000

Substantial holdings: The latest filed accounts for property company Marchbury –  owned by former senior AIB banker Thomas Hopkins  and builder Thomas Durcan – are for the year to the end of April 2012, at which point the company had a shareholders’ deficit of €12.4 million. Photograph: Thinkstock

Thomas Hopkins and his wife have been defendants in a number of High Court cases

Sheikh  Umar Al-Qadri, the chairman of Impic, welcomed the cancellation  by Dr Othman Al-Khamees of his visit to the Islamic Foundation of Ireland saying it was “an achievement of the vigilant Muslims in Ireland”. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Declaration calls on visitor to reject and condemn violence in the name of Islam

There has been a steady fall in capital expenditure by the NRA over the course of the economic bust

Fianna Fáil proposal to replace utility with a central authority applies questionable logic

 George Hook has threatened to sue Johnny Sexton over comments made during an ‘Irish Times’ interview. File photograph: ©INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Broadcaster warns of legal action over comments made in ‘Irish Times’ interview

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: said Google has had more than 4,000 “right to be forgotten” requests since 2014 ruling by the European Court of Justice.Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Data Protection Commissioner reveals witness tried to use Google searches rule

A demonstrator wears a hard hat with a tap on the top during a Right2Change protest in February. Photograph: Caroline Quinn/AFP/Getty Images

Given political situation, current model may not be feasible, but it might be least worst option

The State has a clapped-out water and sewage system which is going to take many years, and billions of euro, to put right. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Whether charges remain or not, ailing water and sewage system requires sustained investment

Irish Water says abolition of the charges would put Ireland in breach of European rules on the water framework directive and Europe’s “polluter pays” principle. Photograph: Getty Images

Coveney says Fine Gael will ’certainly be willing to talk about water’ with others

Morans on the Weir, Co Galway, was sold by William and Sheila Moran in 2011 to Weir Trading, a company ultimately owned by the Moran family.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Court hears of new information in case against ex-owners of Morans on the Weir

Fine Gael Leader Enda Kenny with  Pat Deering.

Carlow-Kilkenny: Fifth TD elected of five

Kathleen Funchion

Carlow-Kilkenny: Third TD elected of five

Bobby Alyward

Carlow-Kilkenny: Fourth TD elected of five

Kathleen Funchion (Sinn Féin) was elected in Carlow-Kilkenny with alongside two TDs from both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael. Photograph: Colm Keena.

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael claim two seats each, and Sinn Féin gets one

An advertisement for Digicel’s phone services to Haiti

Men were jailed and released in case where it is alleged fees due to Digicel were circumvented

Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy  of Ballybinaby, Hackballscross, Co Louth arrives for his sentencing hearing at the Special Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins Courts

Analysis: Defendant contested almost every piece of evidence put forward by State

Thomas Murphy arriving at the Special Criminal Court on Friday morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Reputed former chief of Provisional IRA says he will ‘pursue an appeal’

Moran’s on the Weir, which is at the centre of a dispute with AIB, is three centuries old

Family behind 300-year-old business pursued by AIB in bitter battle over €20m

Thomas “Slab” Murphy: the discovery of the cash emerged during his trial at the Special Criminal Court for failing to file tax returns. He is due to be sentenced on Friday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Hundreds of thousands of euro and pounds found in plastic bags on Murphy property

JP McManus. US authorities have said they accept Mr McManus had an Irish passport in 2012 but do not know if he was a citizen of Ireland or was domiciled there. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Racehorse owner and businessman seeking $5.2m tax refund on 2012 gambling winnings

The recently appointed president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly

Current head of the court, Mr Justice Seán Ryan, due to take medical leave

Supreme Court judge Adrian Hardiman: presumption of innocence “radically undermined”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Operation Yewtree raises innocence presumption issues, says Supreme Court judge

Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy leaving the Special Criminal Court   in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sentencing to be carried out on election day, which is given political interest in this story

Ireland is unusual for common-law jurisdictions in that it uses non-jury courts to try cases involving organised crime, according to an expert in the area. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Nothing comparable to Special Criminal Court in US or British legal systems

If Beps had not happened, the international rules on global business taxation would have “collapsed”, the head of the Paris-based OECD’s centre for tax policy, Pascal Saint-Amans, told a conference organised by the Irish Exporters Association

OECD’s head of tax policy says protectionist measures by national governments had to be avoided

Independent TD Michael Lowry. File photograph: Eric Luke

Independent TD tried to change law on tax appeals regime by moving amendment

The juryless Special Criminal Court heard 16 cases last year, including that of Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy, whose case took 32 days. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Council for Civil Liberties says Special Criminal Court should not be used as ‘political football’

Fine Gael’s Tom McHugh is taking RTÉ to court after being interviewed by an undercover reporter.

Tom McHugh is claiming breach of privacy over interview with undercover reporter

Lawyers have paid tribute to Mr Justice Paul Butler. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Mr Justice Paul Butler is praised as he presides over bail case in his final week

Mark Kelly, Irish Council for Civil Liberties: “No reasonable person could today claim that there is a public emergency threatening the life of the nation.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Human rights groups condemn non-jury court, but a second is in the pipeline

A spokesman for Colm Keaveney said he could not make any public comment about the defamation proceedings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

High Court action relates to article on Denis O’Brien and Red Flag lobbying firm

The survey,  by the Law Society in conjunction with Outsource, found a significant variation in practice costs between Dublin and other large urban areas, and the rest of the State

Fee income up for two thirds of law firms, according to data from the Law Society

Former Anglo Irish Bank CEO David Drumm in Boston: extradition would involve gardaí going to the US to take custody of him from the authorities there. Photograph: Josh Reynolds

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief will return if he drops US fight against extradition

A USB stick which a High  Court judge had directed should be kept in Denis  O’Brien’s solicitor’s office in Dublin had for a time been with a company called Digitpol in Rotterdam, it has emerged. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

No interference with ‘encrypted chamber’ on device holding key documents, says counsel

  Maurice Gaffney: “I owe a lot to my colleagues. They have made me happy and have always been reliable.”   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

At almost 100 years old, Maurice Gaffney SC still works at the Bar and says he would be ‘lost without it’

When chief executive of Tusla Gordon Jeyes learned of the ‘Grace’ case he was told that the matter was being investigated. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Gordon Jeyes says he is to see the reports drafted on the allegations of abuse

A prison officer in Mountjoy Prison in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times/Files

New report highlights harassment, says threat of violence more likely in male prisons

 Michael Lowry, pictured at the Four Courts in Dublin. Photograph: Courts Collins

High Court rejects TD’s efforts to have the State pay his Moriarty tribunal legal bills

Michael Lowry: the politician has said he will appeal Mr Justice Hedigan’s ruling to the Court of Appeal. Photograph: Courts Collins

Independent TD Lowry faces a multimillion-euro costs bill if appeal is not successful

The Law Reform Commission is seeking submissions from interested parties on a range of possible reforms that would affect how the Financial Regulator and other regulatory bodies conduct their work

Law Reform Commission invites ideas on criminalising corporate wrongdoing

John and Marie Stoker, parents of Robert Stoker, leaving the coroner’s inquest in Clonmel, Co Tipperary. Photograph: John Kelly

Family’s desire to have matter ruled on by High Court

Michael Lowry: The Moriarty tribunal found that Lowry, as minister for communications, took money from businessman Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Courts Collins

Independent has long history of questionable behaviour yet is viable option for voters – and Taoiseach

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