Kevin McGeever with a Hummer. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The swindles grew more audacious as he crossed continents, €70 million passing through Kevin McGeever’s nuanced hands as he seduced investors in Austr(...)

The leak - Size of the leak: 2.6 TB - Number of documents: 11.5 million - Span of the data: 1977 to December 2015 (We’re taking into consider(...)

Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring for Argentina against Bolivia. File photograph: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters

The law firm of a FIFA ethics watchdog had business relationships with three men who have been indicted in the world soccer association’s corruption (...)

Fyffes has designs on expanding its US banana business
Banana farm slips up

A protest was arranged for yesterday outside the Big Creek, Belize offices of Fyffes, the Dublin-headquartered banana distributor. As reported by this(...)

 Fyffes said it severed links with Mr Zabaneh and his interests in 2012 when the treasury department’s office of foreign assets control named him under the legislation.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Fruit importer Fyffes has stopped buying bananas from the biggest producer in Belize because of its links to a local businessman named by US authoriti(...)

Dermot Desmond: largest shareholder in Glasgow Celtic football club.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne
The Brit club

You’d want the proverbial pair of steel ones to bet against Dermot Desmond, who is worth roughly the same as the GDP of the entire nation of Belize ($(...)

Mexico’s Attorney General Arely Gomez shows a picture of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman during a press conference in Mexico City. Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

Mexican authorities must have colluded with Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán to enable the country’s top drug lord to escape from a maximum security prison a(...)

Jane Lythell: ‘Reading has been such an important part of my life since I was a child and books have formed who I am.’

Jane Lythell lives in Brighton. She was a producer at TV-am and commissioning editor at Westcountry Television, before leaving to become deputy direct(...)

Maria Jose Alvarado had been due to take part in the Miss World events that start tomorrow and culminate in the final in London on December 14th. Photograph: EPA/STR

A Honduran beauty queen has been found murdered just days before she was due to compete in the Miss World pageant in London, police said today.The bod(...)

A darknet site seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States

An Irish man arrested for allegedly supplying drugs around the globe had established a secretive sales hub on the encrypted part of the internet known(...)