Construction continues apace in the City of London, April 18th, 2016. Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA

On the website of the Vote Leave campaign is a live sterling figure which slowly ticks upwards. One second it stands at £508,669,966,129, a moment lat(...)

Brexit would give UK greater control over tax affairs but freedoms are a double-edged sword. File photograph: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire

The debate on a British exit from the European Union is deep-rooted in sovereignty. It is about the control the UK has over its own laws and regulatio(...)

 Kevin McGeever with a Hummer. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The swindles grew more audacious as he crossed continents, €70 million passing through Kevin McGeever’s nuanced hands as he seduced investors in Austr(...)

Last year, we found that Fiat and Starbucks and a number of companies in Belgium had received illegal state aid in the form of selective tax advantages.  Photograph: Alan Betson

In the fall-out from the Panama Papers, one of the issues that has rocketed up the agenda is the question of tax transparency. Today, the European Com(...)

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual end-of-year news conference in December: File photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Vladimir Putin and Sergey Roldugin forged a bond as young men. Fast friends, almost like brothers, they cruised the streets of Leningrad, singing and(...)

Furniture retailer Ikea has been accused of taking measures to avoid paying tax on royalty income from stores around the world. Photograph: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

EU countries may have lost out on more than €1 billion in tax revenues between 2009 and 2014 due to aggressive tax strategies by furniture giant Ikea(...)

German writerJenny Erpenbeck. Photograph:  Andree/ullstein bild via Getty

Readers and book stores everywhere will be excited by the 160-title strong announcement of the 2016 long list for the Dublin International Literary(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan taking selfie. Applications can be made through smartphone app. Photograph: MerrionStreet

A new credit-card style passport card that can fit in wallets and purses, and which is valid for travelling to 30 European countries, is available fro(...)

A Crosscare report says the central placement service, which allocates emergency accommodation on behalf of the Dublin Region Homeless Executive, has for “questionable reasons” been turning away migrants who have a right to housing support here. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Questions about immigrants’ and returned Irish emigrants’ rights to housing are highlighted in an unpublished report obtained by The Irish Times. The (...)

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(...)