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Questions about immigrants’ and returned Irish emigrants’ rights to housing are highlighted in an unpublished report obtained by The Irish Times.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

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(...)