Mossack Fonseca’s office in Panana. The firm has branches in Hong Kong, Miami, Zurich and more than 35 other places around the globe . The firm is one of the world’s top creators of shell companies, corporate structures that can be used to hide ownership of assets.

A massive leak of documents exposes the offshore holdings of 12 current and former world leaders and reveals how associates of Russian President Vlad(...)

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual end-of-year news conference in December: File photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Vladimir Putin and Sergey Roldugin forged a bond as young men. Fast friends, almost like brothers, they cruised the streets of Leningrad, singing and(...)

Traders work at their desks in front of the German share price index, at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany.

European stocks fell, reversing earlier gains, as concern persisted about the prospects for global growth. Carmakers declined as the euro strengthen(...)

Much is made of how past and present collide and coalesce, particularly in the current climate of remembrance, but this collection renders invisibl(...)

Wall Street reversed course and slipped sharply into the red in volatile trading on Thursday . By early evening, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 107.41 points, or 0.63 per cent, at 16,892.95, the S&P 500 was down 10.84 points, or 0.54 per cent, at 1,978.42 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 31.36 points, or 0.67 per cent, at 4,643.02.

The euro see-sawed on Thursday as major new stimulus measures by the European Central Bank were offset by a signal from ECB chief Mario Draghi that it(...)

In the race to form a government, there may be a few TDs daydreaming about the chance to secure a seat in the ministerial Merc. It has become a cliche(...)

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh said the  acquisition of  Joris Ide and Vicwest last year have performed ahead of the company’s expectations. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Insulation specialist Kingspan is prepared to spend up to €500 million on buying rivals to expand its business, according to chief executive Gene Murt(...)

The murder of journalist Veronica Guerin in 1996  shifted the Special Criminal Court’s focus on to organised crime. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The murders of David Byrne and Eddie Hutch snr have pitched the Special Criminal Court into the general election campaign. Minister for Justice Franc(...)

Detroit my be broken and broke (the city filed for bankruptcy in 2013 and is still being bailed out by the state of Michigan) but it’s still Motown, M(...)

A toy bull sits in front of the DAX Index curve at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in  Germany on Monday: financial markets started 2016 on a bleak note and China is at the centre of it. Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Irish and European markets fell on Monday as a slide in Chinese equities fuelled investors’ fears that a slowdown in the world’s biggest market will h(...)