Property investor Paddy McKillen wants full access to 12 documents which he believes will show the Department of Finance engaged in “inappropriate” contacts with representatives of the billionaire Barclay brothers about his loans with State-owned IBRC and Nama, the High Court has heard. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire.

Property investor Paddy McKillen wants full access to 12 documents which he believes will show the Department of Finance engaged in “inappropriate” co(...)

Latvian Kristaps Porzingis, who  was drafted number four overall by the New York Knicks, towers over NBA commissioner Adam Silver, at the Barclays Center in New York. Photograph: Earl Wilson/The New York Times

Basketball culture still reveres the tall man as Kristaps Porzingis, a 7ft 1in baller from Latvia, proved by becoming the most famous teenager in New (...)

The Berkeley hotel in London, one of three luxury properties where ownership has now been resolved Photograph: Bloomberg

The Barclay brothers have sold their 64 per cent stake in three luxury London hotels to developer Paddy McKillen’s backer, ending a bitter feud over t(...)

 Andy Lee in action against Matt Korobov during their fight for a vacant WBO middleweight title  belt in Las Vegas last December. Photograph: David Becker/Getty Images

Andy Lee hopes to take a step closer towards his stated aim of staging a world title fight in Thomond Park when he takes on unbeaten former champio(...)

Belfast developer Paddy McKillen: Victory in the Irish case would present grounds for claiming mistrial in the British case. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Property developer Paddy McKillen has succeeded in joining members of the Barclay family and related parties to a High Court case that he is taking ag(...)

 Barclays: the bank  recently dealt in a number of contracts for difference  tied to Aer Lingus’s shares. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty Images

A broker that acts for the British group that recently made an approach to buy Aer Lingus has been dealing in the Irish airline’s shares, according to(...)

The  European Central Bank headquarters in Frankfurt. Photograph: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

The European Central Bank is likely to implement full-blown quantitative easing in the first half of next year in a bid to revive the flagging euro zo(...)

Paddy McKillen: the  judge said it “is not in dispute that Mr McKillen is not domiciled in England. He is Irish”. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A legal bid to force property investor Paddy McKillen to sell his shares in three of London’s most highly-rated hotels should be heard in London, the(...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo is stopped in his tracks by John Barclay and Rory Pitman of the Scarlets. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 17 Scarlets 6Munster have climbed to third in the overnight standings as they ground down the Scarlets at Thomond Park.Andrew Smith’s first ha(...)

Derek Quinlan: has held talks  about raising cash to get back into business.

Derek Quinlan, the Celtic tiger financier, has held talks with AGC Equity Partners, a Middle East and UK-based fund with $2 billion (€1.57 bil(...)