Ireland has the best tax policy for encouraging economic growth, according to a Republican senator and member of the powerful US Senate finance commit(...)

Disney’s Luxembourg offices are set up in a way that could allow the entertainment giant to move profit away from countries with high corporate taxes like France and Germany.

A Luxembourg structure set up by The Walt Disney Co is laid out in a 34-step advance tax agreement proposed in October 2009 by Ernst & Young to th(...)

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(...)

 Minister for Enterprise and Jobs Richard Bruton said at the weekend that “all allegations in this regard have been examined by the relevant authorities.” Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Politically the most explosive charge in the dossier outlining allegations of tax evasion against senior politicians is that a witness statement prepa(...)

Mexican marines carry a dehydrated Cuban migrant on a stretcher after being rescued in a homemade boat that left Cuba with 32 passengers, off the coast of Yucatan in this file handout photograph from Mexico’s Navy. Photograph:  SEMAR/Handout via Reuters.

A group of Cuban migrants drank their own urine and blood after the engine of their homemade boat failed, leaving them adrift in the Caribbean for th(...)

Multibillionaire Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

‘When the team is all a bunch of scientists, it is best to have a peasant lead the way”. How did an English-language teacher – and self-confessed peas(...)

 Photograph: Steffen Schmidt/EPA

One of the eight members of Fifa’s financial watchdog has been relieved of his role temporarily pending the outcome of a police investigation.Canover(...)

Former Swiss banker  Rudolf Elmer (right) hands over two CDs to the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange  at the Frontline Club in London in January, 2011. Photograph: Ian Nicholson/PA Wire.

A Swiss prosecutor brought charges against former Julius Baer private banker Rudolf Elmer today for allegedly handing over confidential data to WikiLe(...)

New IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan: drunks are abusing a good thing

When the new IDA chief executive-designate, Martin Shanahan, worked for the tourism training body Cert back in 2003, he introduced a course to teach b(...)

 Denis O’Brien:  some of his Irish alumni in the Caribbean appear to be striking out on their own.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A few of Denis O’Brien’s Irish alumni in the Caribbean appear to be striking out on their own. Richie Kelly once worked for the O’Brien- backed Saon g(...)