Editorial staff members of Hong Kong’s Ming Pao newspaper display their front page with the headline about former editor Kevin Lau, who was seriously assaulted. Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP

Hong Kong’s Ming Pao newspaper has offered reward of HK$1 million ( €94,200) for information about an attack on its former editor and influenti(...)

Bailout news caught the attention of readers throguhout the year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It may have been a year of progress for Ireland, but it seems some things will never change. Although occasional articles on media issues and technolo(...)

One of those who managed to slip through the tax loophole before it was closed was Irish trucking magnate Robert “Pino” Harris. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

The appearance of one significant Irish name on the database of offshore records is explained by a loophole in the Irish tax laws that the Revenue Co(...)

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Philip Burwell, the Dublin-based company formations agent and a prolific creator of offshore companies, says he has set up “give or take” 2,000 compan(...)

Records relating to the Austrian  bank are among more than two million secret files obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) that expose covert companies and trusts in the British Virgin Islands (above), the Cook Islands and other offshore havens.

Anglo Irish Bank’s subsidiary in Austria sought out business from a company that set up offshore trusts for customers, recommending the Irish-owned ba(...)

 Seán Quinn.  He and three of his executives were  listed as directors of e Soverint Holdings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The former billionaire businessman Seán Quinn snr used a British Virgin Islands company set up in 2007 to buy a half-share in a site in Russia to deve(...)

Google’s European headquarters in Dublin: a House of Commons committee accused companies such as Starbucks, Google and Amazon of “immoral” use of secretive jurisdictions, royalty arrangements and complex company structures to avoid paying tax in Britain. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When European finance ministers gather this week in Brussels, discussion won’t purely focus on Europe’s response to the latest phase of the fin(...)

The ICIJ has collaborated with reporters from newspapers in the UK, France, Germany and the US to crack secrets behind more than 120,000 offshore companies and trusts and almost 130,000 individuals and agents.

Sitting on the floor of Gerard Ryle’s Washington DC office is a pile of letters. The room has the look of somewhere that has seen plenty of lat(...)

 David Cameron: under pressure to act against Britain’s offshore industry. Photograph: Reuters/Ints Kalnins

British prime minister David Cameron has come under pressure to act against Britain’s secretive offshore industry at the forthcoming G8 summit (...)

 Denise Rich:  a songwriter whose ex-husband, the oil trader Marc Rich, was pardoned by Clinton as he left office in 2001, over tax evasion and racketeering charges. She had $144 million in April 2006 in the trust in the Cook Islands plus a yacht called the Lady Joy. Photograph:  Bebeto Matthews/AP

MONGOLIA Bayartsogt Sangajav Offshore compa(...)

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