Folding not fretting: Deirdre McQuillan learning the art of packing at Louis Vuitton’s  London branch.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

You have to think a lot about packing these days whether it’s for a business or holiday trip. There’s nothing that annoys me more than finding (...)

Alyson Meadowcroft: ‘I look online everyday to see what is happening back home, and often watch BBC Northern Ireland news. Old habits die hard, even after nearly 25 years.’

Last November, The Irish Times invited readers abroad to submit reflections on their relationship with the land they left. The story below is one w(...)

Larry Goodman. Luxembourg company Parlesse Investments Sarl has shares in, and loans out to, a range of Mr Goodman’s businesses. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

A Larry Goodman company based in Luxembourg made a profit of €52.6 million in 2013 and paid just 0.4 per cent tax, according to accounts in the tiny E(...)

Rick Elice, co-writer of Jersey Boys: ‘I have never been able to hold down a job. I have had no plan to my life, wherever the stream has taken me, I’ve gone.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Rick Elice seems anxious to please his Irish audience. As he delivers a self-deprecating and smart monologue about how he came to write Jersey Boys(...)

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,(...)

HSBC Private Bank’s Geneva premises, where a search was taking place earlier this week. Swiss prosecutors are searching offices of the Geneva subsidiary of HSBC bank in an inquiry relating to alleged money-laundering. Photograph: Harold Cunningham/Getty Images

The Daily Telegraph has said it “makes no apology” for its coverage of allegations that banking giant HSBC promoted tax avoidance schemes.The newspape(...)

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 bank’s management admitted that standards were not as they should have been in HSBC Geneva, but claiming that new management is working to improve the culture in the Swiss bank. 2:03

A huge cache of secret files from the Swiss branch of one of the world’s largest banks includes Irish people who made tax settlements with the Revenue(...)

Shire Plc chief executive Flemming Ornskov. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The report this week from Britain’s public accounts committee makes for very uncomfortable reading for the Big Four accountancy firms, particularly Pr(...)

  Christine Buckley giving her response to the publication of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse report in 2009. Photograph:  Brenda Fitzsimons 1:07

Christine Buckley, who died on March 11th last, came from obscure origins.She was, in the harsh language of the day, illegitimate, half caste and aban(...)