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(...)

Pensions Ombudsman Paul Kenny says  in “most cases”, the effect of the reduction in payment would “last for the lifetime of the pensioner”. Photograph: Johnny Bambury/MQ Photo

The Pensions Ombudsman has told the Oireachtas finance committee that the Government’s imposition of a 0.6 per cent levy on private sector pension s(...)

James Whelton: “ I was never recognised as being high-achieving or academic at school. It was frustrating as I was really good at programming but getting my ass kicked by my pass maths teacher.” Photograph: The Guardian

When James Whelton was 18, he turned down €100,000 for a 10 per cent stake in his company Social Force in order to develop CoderDojo. While it was a h(...)

Distilled Media Group employed an average of 71 people during the period, down from 75 in 2012.

The company behind property website Daft.ie more than doubled its pre-tax profit to almost €1.7 million in 2013, accounts for Distilled Media Group Li(...)

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton and Pensions Ombudsman Paul Kenny at the launch of the ombudsman’s annual report in Dublin today. Photograph: Johnny Bambury/MQ Photo

Public service pension schemes are the source of an “unacceptably high proportion” of all complaints to his office, the pensions ombudsman Paul Ken(...)

James Whelton: “There is a different culture building technology in the Middle East. We want to use methodologies that are more like Silicon Valley. But there are incredible opportunities in the Middle East.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

James Whelton, the co-founder of international coding clubhouse CoderDojo, has joined Triperna. com, a fast-growing Middle East travel booking site a(...)

A new initiative aimed at finding the brightest talent and young digital creators across Ireland and the UK has been unveiled by marketing platform Su(...)

First three investments are the Impact Hub, a business accelerator in Souk al Bahar in Dubai; Lumba, a mobile gaming company; and Elevision, a digital media network. Photograph: Alan Betson

Paul Kenny, a 29-year-old Irish entrepreneur based in Dubai, has launched a technology start-up fund targeting the Middle East. Mr Kenny has teamed up(...)

Daft.ie founders Eamon Fallon (left) and Brian Fallon. The property website recorded pretax profits of  €812,963 in the 12 months to the end of December last.

Expansion costs at the group that operates the daft.ie property website last year resulted in pretax profits more than halving to €812,963.New account(...)

While it calls to mind such grand images as Daniel O’Connell and the beaches of Normandy, pension liberation is actually one of those cunning tricks t(...)