Miners dig for diamons in Zimbabwe. As a compact, stable, and transferable store of value, diamonds offer enormous advantages to smugglers, money launderers, and tax evaders. 2:03

In the spring of 2005, Erez Daleyot, a Belgian-Israeli diamond tycoon with some dubious connections, paid a visit to his Swiss bankers at HSBC Private(...)

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 (...)

Tony Mangan (57) pictured at Machu Picchu during his 50,000 km journey

The Dublin man who ran around the world has been awarded “person of the year” by his adventure sports peers.Tony Mangan (57) from the Liberties was ha(...)

Washington is eager to re-establish diplomatic ties with Cuba before a regional summit in Panama in April, when president Barack Obama will meet Cuban leader Raul Castro for the first time since 2013. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The United States is pressing Cuba to allow the opening of its embassy in Havana by April despite the Communist island’s demand that it first be remov(...)

A wall painting for Daniel Ortega’s 1996 election campaign. The Nicaraguan president, whose current term is due to run until 2016, has since changed the constitution to enable perpetual re-election (and, with it, perpetual immunity). Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

If it’s true that the people get the government they deserve then, judging by the past 20 years, Central American voters need to examine their conscie(...)

 Howard Millar, Ryanair’s former deputy chief executive, joins advisory board of Irelandia. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

Former Ryanair deputy chief executive and financial officer Howard Millar has been appointed to the advisory board of Dublin-based Irelandia Aviation.(...)

Smythson, a very British brand whose famous past fans include Katharine Hepburn, Sigmund Freud and Hardy Amies, has an Irish design director with s(...)

 People taking part in the anti-water charges protest march, in O’Connell Street, Dublin, earlier this month. Photograph: Eric Luke

The debate triggered by recent water charge-related incidents has focused attention on the scope and limits of our entitlement to protest. The startin(...)

Tony Mangan enjoying a rest on his red couch

Friday afternoon, driving down the N11, trying to find the man who has run around the world. Because if Tony Mangan is for real he must be at least se(...)

Operating profits at Shannon Foynes Port were up by a third in 2013 to €4.1m

Shannon Foynes Port is gearing up to begin recruiting commercial operators to new deepwater facilities.It is planning to develop the facilities to ca(...)