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(...)

Handout file photos issued by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller. Photograph: PA

Britain Foreign Office says it is “closely” monitoring the trial of two Burmese men who have been charged in connection with the murder of two British(...)

A man residing in Bishopstown in Cork city has appeared in court in France allegedly in connection with the seizure of 4kg of cocaine at Granville in Normandy last Saturday. File photograph: Getty Images

A 57-year-old Irishman has been arrested in France in connection with the seizure of over €600,000 worth of cocaine destined for the Channel Islands.T(...)

Pat Doherty of Harcourt Developments The developer, which was behind Belfast’s Titanic Quarter,  was one of four bidders that submitted proposals for a similar scheme to the Port of Bellingham authority last year.

Irish property player Harcourt Developments is in the final stages of negotiating a deal to redevelop up to 20 acres of waterfront in Bellingham port (...)

The list includes two retired judges, lawyers who have worked on state investigations into child abuse, a retired financial regulator from Jersey and a banker formerly based in Hong Kong. From left: Justice Daniel O’Keeffe, Martin Moloney, Ita Mangan and Judge Clare Leonard. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Central Bank of Ireland has named the 13 members of a high powered inquiry panel to investigate allegedly rogue banks and bankers. The list includ(...)

Grenoble’s centre Chris Farrell scores during the match against Racing Métro. Photograph: Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty

In France’s Top 14, Grenoble continued their impressive home form with a win over Racing Métro in Stade des Alpes. The 27-25 victory handed the Irish(...)