Lord Stephen Green: Conservatives were condemned by Labour for not investigating the former HSBC chief executive before appointing him as a trade minister. Photograph: Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images

The British tax authorities settled cases against 1,000 people who had used Switzerland-based HSBC accounts to avoid taxes rather than prosecute them(...)

Tina Turner has lived in Switzerland for nearly two decades and gave up her US citizenship in 2013. 2:03

Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in (...)

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(...)

Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said he had received “very positive feedback” on the budgetary changes in meetings with US companies.

Germany has warned that corporate tax subsidy arrangements known as “patent boxes” are acceptable in the European Union only as a reward for research(...)

Former Dior designer and Gibraltarian John Galliano  was charged with hurling anti-Semitic slurs in a Paris cafe in 2011, allegations that shocked the fashion world and cost him his job at the renowned French high-fashion house.  Photograph: Thibault Camus

Gibraltar face the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Saturday in just their second competitive match ever.Allen Bula’s men are the minnows of Euro 201(...)

Roy Hodgson alongside Wayne Rooney at England’s press conference. “I don’t think any of us want a complacent life in football,” he said. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Instinct suggests that England are on a hiding to nothing. They confront the joint lowest-ranked team in world football at Wembley tonight, San Mar(...)

Irish cycling routes added to Google Maps

Paravelo XploreAir flying bicycle Developed by a pair of UK inventors, the Paravelo Flying Bike doesn’t fly all by itself, but acts like a powe(...)

Ingvar Kamprad: his departure  leaves the Ikea empire with no clear figurehead. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Ingvar Kamprad has stepped down from all formal roles at Ikea, leaving the Swedish furniture empire without its founder in a board position for the fi(...)

S&P said extraordinary government support for these banks would likely diminish as regulators implement the reforms, downgrading them to ‘negative’ from ‘stable. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Ratings agency Standard & Poors said it has downgraded 15 European banks, including Bank of Ireland, Barclays Credit Suisse and Deutsche Ba(...)

Eoin Deasy (25), a secondary school teacher from Cork, died when he fell while hiking along the Fürstensteig route in the Alpine Rätikon mountain range last Thursday. Photograph: RIP.ie

Funeral arrangements are being put in place for a young Irishman who died in an Alpine climbing incident in Liechtenstein last week. Eoi(...)