Despite any nefarious connotations associated with gambling, as well as the resulting comparisons people might make with its recent decision to go full-crypto, the Isle of Man has nonetheless chosen to dip its toes into another financial area which still has questions to answer.

While bitcoin is attractive because of its inherent decentralised nature, it has struggled to be perceived as a legitimate currency, given the lack of(...)

 Businessman Denis O’Brien who said on Friday that he had no role in the sale process for Siteserv and that he was happy to appear before the PAC if it investigates the issue.

Businessman Denis O’Brien has said he did not run the sale process which saw a company he controls, Millington, purchase Siteserv from the IBRC for €4(...)

Manx companies pay no corporation tax and do not file public accounts with the local authorities, giving them a certain veil of privacy and hence attraction.

Millington, the vehicle that Denis O’Brien used to buy Siteserv for €45 million, was set up in the Isle of Man on December 7th, 2011. The process to s(...)

The trawler is the latest in a long line of fishing vessels believed to have been dragged by submarines in the Irish Sea.  Archive photograph of a fishing vessel: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The crew of an Ardglass-based fishing trawler escaped injury when their vessel was towed by a suspected submarine off the coast of Ireland on Wednesda(...)

Khalifa Stadium in Doha which is undergoing complete renovation in preparation to host some of the matches for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Sepam, which was founded by Gus Kearney in 1976, is a Clonmel, Co Tipperary-based engineering, procurement, management and construction business that,(...)

Audrey Hepburn: In 1981, she wrote a letter to Fidelma Hepburn, her father’s widow

An agonising letter from the actress Audrey Hepburn to her Irish stepmother in Dublin is to go for auction later this month. The letter was sent in Ap(...)

Revenue’s Offshore Assets Group undertakes investigations into possible tax offences arising from offshore bank accounts held by Irish residents. Some €9.21 million was collected by Revenue in 2014 from this unit’s work, down from the €14.87 million it gathered in the previous year.

The Revenue Commissioners has collected just more than €1 billion since 2001 from various special investigations of offshore bank accounts held by Iri(...)

The audit did not identify the hospital or consultants, but it indicated it was referring to the HSE south/southeast region. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A significant risk that two consultants appointed through an agency to work in a public hospital were not suitably qualified has been highlighted in a(...)

In proceedings taken by an Irish woman divorced in England, the five-judge court ruled, by four to one, that Irish law does not recognise the validity of a foreign divorce lawfully granted before October 1986 in certain cases

The Supreme Court has called for legislation to enable a uniform approach to recognition of foreign divorces. It follows a ruling that Irish law does (...)

The former assistant city and county manager for Dublin,  George Redmond: In the High Court, the planning tribunal agreed to withdraw the original report, published in 2004, and to remove all adverse findings in it about  him. It also agreed to pay his legal costs.  Photograph:  Collins Courts

The planning tribunal has published a revised version of its report on George Redmond, from which all conclusions and adverse findings against the fo(...)