Ansbacher House in the Caymen Islands. Ansbacher was a bank in the Cayman Islands, but the nominally offshore money in the deposits was in fact held in Guinness & Mahon Bank on Dublin’s College Green

An official investigation in 2002 identified about 200 individuals who held secret Ansbacher accounts, including former taoiseach Charles Haughey. Sub(...)

Public Accounts Committee chairman John McGuinness said that it had never been the intention to identify publicly those against whom allegations had been made. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee has decided to hold a meeting with the Revenue Commissioners tomorrow about investigations which have been carri(...)

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. 2:39

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

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?

These were funds lodged here by the Cayman Islands bank, Ansbacher Cayman Ltd. They were at the core of an unauthorised financial service run in secre(...)

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

The family of the late judge Declan Costello has said that while he had a deposit account at Guinness & Mahon bank for a brief period in the 1970s(...)

Background The Ansbacher deposits story was a huge event in Irish journalism that moved constantly between the politics and business pages o(...)

Denis Foley and Charles Haughey step together at the opening of the Dingle Way in tralee ion 1988.

Denis Foley, who died recently aged 79, was a successful businessman who served as a Fianna Fáil backbencher and senator. He resigned from the party w(...)

Denis Foley

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin has paid tribute to two former party politicians who died at the weekend.Noel Davern, who died suddenly in Tipperary(...)