Financier Derek Quinland came into contact with ‘plutocrats and oligarchs’ after purchasing a group of luxury London hotels, according to Vanity Fair. Photograph: Bloomberg News

Former property dealmaker and rival McKillen trade barbs

Country music star Garth Brooks speaks at a news conference in Nashville yesterday. Photograph: Mark Humphrey

Singer says he wouldn’t be caring for fans if he allowed daytime compromise

Garth Brooks admitted he has been under a “dark cloud” for 10 days over the cancellation of his five Dublin shows. Photograph from TV coverage.

The country star loves Ireland but is bewildered by our planning regulations

Garth Brooks has said he will “crawl, fly and swim” to Ireland in order to meet Taoiseach Enda Kenny if it means he can play five concerts at Croke Park. Image: Screengrab garthbrooks.com.

Dublin City Council had said it would allow two matinees to make up for gigs not granted licence

Judge Alan Shiff will examine records in the US bankruptcy of Seán Dunne (above) to decide whether they are relevant to the case after lawyers for Gayle Killilea Dunne argued that documents sought by the official overseeing the bankruptcy were not relevant to his investigation and breached her privacy. Photograph: Simon Carswell

US court seeks to find out who controls Gayle Killilea Dunne’s finances

The US government has struggled to cope with an unprecedented wave of illegal children and families being caught crossing the southwestern US border through the Rio Grande valley since last year. Photograph: Reuters/Jorge Cabrera

Emergency funding needed to deal with influx of unaccompanied minors, White House says

More than 70 US companies have shifted their tax domiciles to foreign addresses since 1983, mostly relocated their headquarters to Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Photograph: Reuters

United States congress reveals scale of corporate relocations to cut taxes

Sean Dunne leaves court in Bridgeport Connecticut. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Connecticut court asked to exclude the public in order to discuss private family law proceedings

A passenger  undergoes an airport security check. Photograph: REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

TSA cites fears that Islamic militants could be developing new hard-to-detect bombs

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