Former minister for enterprise Mary Harney said in 2005 that she asked civil servant Gerry Ryan to end his inquiry into tax evasion in 2004 as it had been running for seven years. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

1971:Ansbacher accounts were funds lodged in Ireland by the Cayman Islands bank, Ansbacher (Cayman) Ltd. They were at the core of an unauthorised fina(...)

Des Traynor (left), an accountant and financial adviser to late former taoiseach Charles Haughey (right),  was a director and de facto chief executive of Guinness & Mahon Bank from 1969 to 1986.
What was Ansbacher?

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Mr Justice Declan Costello, former president of the High Court, photographed in 2000. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

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