The  report found that Ireland, along with countries such as Russia, Mexico, Israel and Colombia, has made limited efforts to investigate or prosecute foreign bribery cases

Ireland has made “little or no” effort over the past four years to create a corruption-free playing field for global trade, violating its “obligati(...)

Ireland was ranked behind the UK, Austria and Lithuania, among others, but scored above the average of 31 per cent. Hungary and Cyprus ranked lowest in the survey. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland has been ranked sixth best out of 19 EU member states in a survey of measures in place to guard against “undue influence” in the political sys(...)

Former garda John Wilson was a client of Transparency International Ireland: the organisation says 8 per cent of its calls concerned policing. Photograph: Courts Collins

A new report on whistleblowing in Ireland has found the risk of corruption and other forms of wrongdoing to be “relatively high” in the health servic(...)

Zhou Yongkang: a former oil boss and security tsar who amassed power, he has been at the centre of investigations since July last year. Experts say the inquiry is driven by internal politics not justice. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

At a building site in Changsha, in Hunan province, not far from where Communist China’s founding father Mao Zedong comes from, a series of 33 carto(...)

Demonstrators march in Sao Paulo against corruption and the government of president Dilma Rousseff. Photograph: Bosco Martin/EPA

Public prosecutors in Brazil have charged 36 people, including top executives from some of the country’s leading civil engineering companies, with inv(...)

Samples of standardised or plain packaging of tobacco products.

Ireland has maintained its position for a second year as the 18th best country for protecting property rights in the globe according to the influenti(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping: crackdown on corruption. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

One of the highest-profile government policies in China of late has been President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on corruption, targeting low-ranking “flies”(...)

Money makes the world go round: Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2014 shows that Denmark is the least corrupt country in the world

Ireland is now ranked number 17 out of 175 countries on the annual corruption index published by Transparency International, up from a ranking of 2(...)

‘The nice people minding the remains of the National Pensions Reserve Fund in Dublin’s Grand Canal Street can take some short-term pleasure from the Linaburg-Maduell Transparency Index Ratings.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In case you missed it, this week saw the release of the long-awaited third-quarter Linaburg-Maduell Transparency Index Ratings, aka the Oscars of the (...)

EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmstrom during a press conference to launch the first Anti-Corruption Report, at the EU Commission headquarters, in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday. Photograph: EPA

Ireland has undertaken substantial reforms in tackling corruption but still must improve the speed at which it secures criminal prosecutions, a report(...)