HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver was hauled over the coals at a treasury committe meeting in Westminster. Photograph: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg

The rather belated interest being shown by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in HSBC’s Swiss banking operation is welcome. It is hard, however, not (...)

Documents show HSBC’s Swiss branch held almost $45 million for 88 people with Irish addresses.. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg News

The Dáil’s Committee of Public Accounts wants to question British bank HSBC about reports that it aided wealthy Irish citizens evade tax, according to(...)

Former minister for enterprise Mary Harney said in 2005 that she asked civil servant Gerry Ryan to end his inquiry into tax evasion in 2004 as it had been running for seven years. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

1971: Ansbacher accounts were funds lodged in Ireland by the Cayman Islands bank, Ansbacher (Cayman) Ltd. They were at the core of an unauthori(...)

Frank Flannery, who has resigned from his roles as a director of organisation and director of elections with Fine Gael, at the party’s recent ardfheis. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former Fine Gael strategist Frank Flannery now faces the prospect of moves to compel him to appear before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) (...)