In April, about $5 million (€4.5 million) was removed from a Ryanair account by electronic transfer via a Chinese bank. The Criminal Assets Bureau in Dublin was asked to assist in its recovery via counterpart agencies in Asia, and the authorities were able to track down the funds, which were reportedly returned. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Perhaps it’s the slowing economy, but there has been a rash of reports of high-profile bank scams taking place in China recently. While oversight is i(...)

Victims of human trafficking should be compensated from a special fund, the Immigrant Council of Ireland has said. Photograph: Thinkstock

Victims of human trafficking should have access to a special compensation fund or be directly compensated from funds held by the Criminal Assets Burea(...)

Businessman Jim Kennedy.

A company of businessman Jim Kennedy wants a court order directing it be immediately paid a €12.8m arbitrator’s award made to it in 2003 as compensati(...)

Eamonn Maloney (Labour): introduced  Private Member’s legislation allowing for the sale of criminal assets in two years rather than the current seven years.

Money obtained by the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) should be used to fund Garda resources in investigating major crime, Labour TD Eamonn Maloney told (...)

A Ryanair statement said: ‘The airline expects these funds to be repaid shortly, and has taken steps to ensure that this type of transfer cannot recur.’ Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Ryanair has been hit by a criminal scam in which about $5 million (€4.6 million) was taken from one of its bank accounts. The Irish Times has learned (...)

A diesel laundry discovered near Inniskeen last November. It has the capacity to launder 20 million litres a year. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson.

It’s hard to get your head around how big the problem of fuel laundering and tobacco smuggling in Ireland is – much of it concentrated along the Borde(...)

Pascal Kelly pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to threatening a CAB officer.

A man is to be l be sentenced next month after he admitted threatening an officer of the Criminal Assets Bureau and filing incorrect tax returns. Pasc(...)

Firearms, money and computers were seized in a series of raids by gardaí investigating organised crime.

Gardaí investigating links between dissident Republicans and business interests in the Republic have conducted raids across 30 sites.The Garda activit(...)

The Jessbrook Equestrian Centre near Johnstownbridge, Enfield, Co. Kildare built by convicted drug trafficker John Gilligan beside his home. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The new owner of the equestrian centre formerly known as Jessbrook has said the facility will be put up for sale, only two months after its official u(...)

George Redmond outside the Flood  tribunal in 1999. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

George Redmond once described the payments he got from developers during his career as a “sword of Damocles”. Now, 25 years after his career ended and(...)