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Digicel deal: Denis O’Brien’s company has sold 215 masts to Phoenix Tower International. Photograph: Ken Cedeno/Digital/Corbis via Getty

Digicel, the emerging-markets-focused telecommunications company owned by the businessman Denis O’Brien, has sold 215 wireless-communications towers i(...)

Donald Trump shakes hands with Martin Luther King Centre president Isaac Newton Farris in the White House on Friday before the US president signed a proclamation to honour Martin Luther King Day. Photograph: EPA

An alleged description of African and other countries as “shitholes” by Donald Trump prompted outrage on Friday, even as the US president appeared to (...)

In January, UK prime minister Theresa May confirms Britain will leave the single market after Brexit.  Controls on the Border appear likely to return. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

JANUARY Martin McGuinness resigns as deputy first minister of Northern Ireland following a “cash-for-ash” scandal involving first minister Arlene Fo(...)

Pierre Moscovici, EU commissioner for economic and financial affairs, taxation and customs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

More than two dozen countries face being named on a European tax-haven blacklist as the EU moves to crack down on aggressive avoidance. The draft lis(...)

Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize-winning economist: “People are seeing globalisation as a venue by which rich corporations like Apple and Google can effectively escape taxation while hard-working citizens in France or Germany continue to pay high taxes.” Photograph: Sasha Maslov/New York Times

Ireland’s controversial tax deals with companies such as Apple and Google are part of a corrupt global system, which is fuelling inequality and politi(...)

Bombmalta

In the two years before the assassination of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia last month, there were five car bombs on the island of Ma(...)

The fake eco-investment scheme used  firms registered in the British Virgin Islands. Photograph: Getty Images

The son of a judge has been jailed for his part in a £108 million (€122m) fraud scheme of “astonishing greed” targeting the super-rich and famous peop(...)

Bono & Hamilton

Yes, Bono is a hypocrite – but so is Ireland. Around the world, the U2 frontman is the most instantly recognisable living Irishman. It is entirely app(...)

 Marcial Maciel Degollado  is embraced by Pope John Paul II in a ceremony on January 3th, 1991, marking the 50th anniversary of the Legionaries of Christ. Photograph: Getty Images

An Irish priest played a key role in offshore structures holding substantial assets belonging to the wealthy but secretive Catholic order the Legionar(...)

Paradise Papers is the name given to a journalistic project organised by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) in Washingto(...)

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