He goes, “I’ve decided I want to be a solicitodder. To one of the big criminoddle famidies.”

I call out to see Ronan on Monday morning. He’s smoking one of his world famous rollies and filling in a form. I’m like, “Alright, Ro? Is that the ce(...)

Rents in Dublin are higher than in many European capitals. And the Dáil just wrings its hands.

You can’t afford to go to law in Ireland even with a good case? Too bad. Your neighbour pays for vital health tests, while you must wait months and po(...)

Revenue has promised to step up its focus on the use of offshore locations by those seeking to avoid tax.

Those who attempt to avoid tax with offshore accounts have been warned by the Revenue Commissioners that greater cross-border co-operation, along with(...)

“Sometimes there is a contradiction between transparency and efficiency,” German finance minister Wolfgang  Schäuble said at a meeting of EU finance ministers in Amsterdam on Saturday. “We have to be cautious about lining someone up to be pilloried publicly.”

EU plans to force multinational companies to publicly reveal the taxes they pay in different countries have hit a political obstacle as German Finance(...)

Lieutenant Gerald Neilan was the first British officer to die in the Easter Rising.

Shirley Mowbray never knew her uncle Arthur Neilan and was in her late teens when he died in 1944. Neither did she hear her father Dr Charles James Ne(...)

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde has described the approach to the Greek crisis as a “two legged” approach. Photograph: Stephen Jaffe/EPA

Discussions on new debt relief measures for Greece will commence as early as next Thursday, as the eurogroup of finance ministers agreed to endorse a (...)

The Olympic flame lighting ceremony at Olympia in Greece: there are two Greeces: “the Greece whose glory everyone wants to restore – classical, democratic, philosophical, heroic – and the Greece on the map”. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

In his 1969 play The Mundy Scheme, Brian Friel asked “What happens to an emerging country after it has emerged?” I think I’ve found Greece’s answer. (...)

President Xi Jinping is enormously popular in China because of his high-profile anti-corruption campaign and the perception of him as a powerful leader. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Chinese President Xi Jinping has taken the new title of commander in chief of the People’s Liberation Army’s Joint Operations Command Centre, underlin(...)

The London skyline. A new bus tour wants to show how money routed through secret accounts in places like the British Virgin Islands is later laundered through London’s  property market. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The bus tour starts near Whitehall, across the river from the London Eye and around the corner from the Palace of Westminster, Big Ben and Westminster(...)

A broadcast of Russian president Vladimir Putin’s annual televised call-in question-and-answer show is watched by journalists in Moscow on Thursday.  Photograph: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images

Russian president Vladimir Putin has dismissed reports that billions of dollars in Panama offshore accounts might be linked to him as a US-backed “pro(...)