Councillor Catherine Connolly questioned why an “accountancy firm” had been hired to “review hospital procedures”. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

A former mayor of Galway has said that she is “aghast” at the identification of “apparent deficiencies” in the care of seven babies at the maternity u(...)

The inquiry will hear from Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan today. Photograph: The Irish Times 2:04

The Department of Finance has objected to providing confidential Cabinet documents to the banking inquiry as part of a number of submissions on how th(...)

“Most of our deals are financed this way, it is not unusual,” said Jon Moulton of Better Capital. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The private equity owner of collapsed delivery company City Link has said it stands to recoup up to £20 million of its investment even as it relies on(...)

 Nearly 3,000 workers are facing redundancies over the holidays after one of Britain’s biggest parcel delivery groups went into administration on Christmas Eve.

British courier and parcel firm City Link has gone into administration and many of its 2,727 employees will be made redundant in the coming days, its (...)

Ernst & Young, the receivers of five properties in Co Clare, have said the tenants will not be evicted and that they have been asked to vacate on safety grounds.

The receiver of five properties in Co Clare has said the tenants will not be evicted and that they have been asked to vacate on safety grounds. (...)

President of the European Commission, former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean Claude Juncker, has admitted he has been politically damaged by the disclosures.

LARA MARLOWE in ParisThe French whistle-blower at the origin of the LuxLeaks scandal says he acted out of conviction and that other employees of the “(...)

Eric Rosenfeld, a start-up executive, and Roy Bahat, head of Bloomberg Beta, a venture capital fund looking to stand out from the crowd. It is cultivating a group called Future Founders for people it has identified as likely investment opportunities. Photograph: James Cham via The New York Times

Eric Rosenfeld received a curious email this year explaining that he had been chosen to join a group called Future Founders. “The email came out of th(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: said the deals disclosed in the reports were legal but agreed they resulted in “feeble” amounts of tax being paid by the corporations concerned

A former employee of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Luxembourg has been charged in relation to the leaking of thousands of pages of confidential documen(...)

Skype negotiated a deal with the Luxumbourg tax authorities.

Internet phone giant Skype negotiated a deal with Luxembourg’s tax authorities involving intellectual property held by an Irish subsidiary being li(...)

Accountancy firm Ernst & Young (now EY) wrote to the Luxembourg tax authorities about the proposed international structure, and its tax aspects, in October 2010, according to leaked files.

Ireland played a key role in international tax and funding structures set up by a $100 million Cayman Islands fund that wanted to buy distressed debt(...)