Bryan Stevenson founded the Equal Justice Initiative after recognising the need for an legal representation for death row prisoners in Alabama

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of racial injustice in America’s deep south in the 1930s, was set in a fictionalised (...)

Members of the family of bankrupt businessman Sean Quinn (above) want court orders permitting them cross-examine Irish Bank Resolution Corporation special liquidator Kieran Wallace regarding claims they may be hiding up to €500 million in undisclosed assets from the bank.

Members of the family of bankrupt businessman Sean Quinn want court orders permitting them cross-examine Irish Bank Resolution Corporation special liq(...)

The PwC office in Luxembourg: The leaked documents reviewed by ICIJ involve deals negotiated by PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the world’s largest accounting firms, on behalf of hundreds of corporate clients.

Pepsi, IKEA, FedEx and 340 other international companies have secured secret deals from Luxembourg, allowing many of them to slash their global tax bi(...)

US president Barack Obama meets his national security and public health teams in the Roosevelt Room at the White House yesterday. Photograph:  Mark Wilson/Getty Images

1. The voters are mad as hell...but Republicans are less crazy than before. Tuesday’s heavy losses by Democrats in the Senate, the House and governors(...)

Brendan Boyle (right) with his brother Kevin, a fellow member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and their father, Frank, who is from Donegal

Most eyes will be on the Senate, where Democrats are predicted to lose their majority, when Americans vote in the midterms on Tuesday. There is less f(...)

Michael Noonan: unlikely to agree with recent criticism of Ireland in the New York Times for displaying an apparent lack of interest in corporate tax reform. Photograph: Alan Betson

One aspect of the recently published Finance Bill that caught the eye was the tweak to the scheme that allows executives of some firms, usually foreig(...)

US president Barack Obama, vice president Joe Biden and Mr Biden’s son Hunter  at basketball game in  January 2010. Hunter Biden was discharged from the US Navy Reserve earlier this year after testing positive for cocaine, sources familiar with the matter have said. Photograph:  Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Hunter Biden, the younger son of US vice president Joe Biden, was thrown out of the military in February after testing positive for cocaine, according(...)

President Barack Obama makes a statement on the crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight in eastern Ukraine during a visit to the Port of Wilmington, Delaware, US, today. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

President Barack Obama said he’s directed his national security team to stay in touch with Ukrainian authorities as they respond to the crash of a Mal(...)

Amtrack’s almost three-hour Acela Express train journey connects Union Station in Washington DC (above) with New York. Photograph: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Amtrak

Before the train pulls into Philadelphia’s 30th Street train station en route from New York City to Washington DC, conductor Michael Sternfeld announc(...)

An email alleged to have been sent by a member of Sean Quinn’s family within a week of three of the family being found guilty of contempt of court, helped convince the IBRC it should do a deal with  “informants”. Photograph: Collins

An email alleged to have been sent by a member of Sean Quinn’s family within a week of three of the family being found guilty of contempt of court, he(...)