Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard motorists caught by gardaí without VRT had their cars seized and would have to meet with then-Revenue official John  Kelly  to pay a fine and get their car back. Kelly would then keep the fines himself.  File photograph: Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

A Revenue official who stole nearly €20,000 from the State over the course of a year by pocketing motoring fines has been given a suspended sentence. (...)

 Money Village chief executive Eugene McDarby. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Efforts by the Revenue to force indebted people pay VAT on advice to get themselves out of financial trouble have been rejected. In what has been desc(...)

In some cases restaurants trading under aliases offer completely different menus

Online takeaway service Just Eat has begun an investigation into the practice of restaurants registering multiple accounts, which they can use to shak(...)

Standard Life makes the point that Irish taxpayers who fall within the standard rate of income tax and whose payment will exceed the annual capital gains tax allowance would be better advised to select the default income option in this case.    Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Irrespective of postal delays or whatever other reasons give rise to various similar situations, it seems to me that the Standard Life payment is a ca(...)

When a large number of Vodafone shareholders similarly failed to have their preference to receive a windfall payment as capital last year, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan made a special provision in his 2015 budget to ensure they would not face a tax bill. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland’s tax authorities say they have no choice but to require 4,000 Standard Life shareholders to pay up to €1.3 million of their recent €2.7 milli(...)

Joint Garda/social welfare checkpoint on Mallow to Cork road. Twenty members of the force joined the national unit earlier this year and are able to use their powers of arrest. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

It’s shortly after 9am and the benefit fraud team spots two builders working on the roof of a house in a suburban housing estate. “I’ve a funny feelin(...)

Cocaine worth an estimated €1.75 million has been seized in Cork. Photograph: Getty Images.

Cocaine worth an estimated €1.75 million has been seized in Cork. Some 25kg of the drug was discovered last Friday when customs officers examined cont(...)

Mr Justice Raymond Groarke directed the Fossett brothers to give an undertaking that an accountant who has recently been appointed by the company would make returns to the Revenue Commissioners

Fossett Brothers Circus has been given a chance of a new beginning by a judge in the Circuit Civil Court. Circuit Court president Mr Justice Raymond G(...)

A total of 116 puppies were seized from two vehicles bound for the UK at Dublin Port on Wednesday. The pups, aged between five and eight weeks old, were recovered when two vans were stopped and searched yesterday evening at Dublin Port following an  investigation into the illegal shipment of dogs. Photograph: DSPCA/PA Wire.

A total of 116 puppies were seized from two vehicles bound for the UK at Dublin Port on Wednesday. Pugs, West Highland Terriers, Cocker Spaniels, Shih(...)

The Revenue Commissioners said that more than 67,000 mandatory deductions have been made from wages or pensions to collect the local property tax this year. File photograph: Joe St Ledger/The Irish Times

More than 67,000 mandatory deductions have been made from wages or pensions to collect the local property tax. Total compliance rates for 2013 and 201(...)