Gary Palmer, Irish Debt Securities Association

As global investors fled Ireland amid the panic of 2009, US hedge fund Davidson Kempner spied an opportunity: It set up a company in Dublin to mop up (...)

The offices of Mossack Fonseca:  More than 11 million documents from the files of the Panama-headquartered law firm  were leaked this week. Photograph: Reuters/Carlos Jasso

The Panama Papers dominated global media this week, toppling the Icelandic prime minister and embarrassing the UK’s, infuriating President Putin and (...)

 Matheson headquarters on Sir  Rogerson’s Quay in Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson

Matheson, the Irish legal firm named in the Panama Papers, last year urged international regulators to water down proposed tougher disclosure rules f(...)

Stanley Watson “in effect” resigned from Matheson after moving from Dublin to take charge of the London office, according to documents in the leaked files.

A senior figure in Matheson solicitors set up a company in Cyprus as part of a structure to reduce his tax bill when moving to London to take over th(...)

Dublin, May 3rd, 1916: Arthur Matheson wrote his letter from 20 Fitzwilliam Square, the family home. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

A day-by-day eyewitness account of the Easter Rising is being made public for the first time. The account is written by Arthur Matheson of the well-(...)

Flooding in Cork: There are at least 300 legal cases against the ESB as a result of floods. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

ESB needs a few sandbags for its legal department. The steady flow of lawsuits against it, alleging its actions exacerbated the floods of November (...)

St Vincent De Paul: one of the charities to benefit from the Matheson Foundation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Accounts have just landed for three registered charities owned by law firm Matheson. Medb Charitable Trust, Badb Charitable Trust and Eurydice Charita(...)

The arrangements using charities are part of tax-efficient structured finance deals aimed at attracting the institutions to set up “special purpose vehicles”in Ireland to house the high-risk assets. A team of economists from the Central Bank last month published a report on the use of these types of structures

Matheson, Ireland’s biggest corporate tax firm, uses three charities registered to “relieve poverty and distress” to help hedge funds and banks pay le(...)

Jurys Hotel in Ballsbridge pictured in 2005. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Ulster Bank has chosen a consortium including Joe O’Reilly’s Chartered Land as the preferred bidder for the Ballsbridge hotel sites that were acqui(...)

The Beps process has consumed a huge amount of energy and resources. International corporate taxation is part of the public consciousness as never before; it’s a real barbecue stopper, as one Australian tax official put it.

In Paris last week, as Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande discussed events in Greece, the international tax system was being discussed in an under(...)