Social Democrat TDs Stephen Donnelly, Catherine Murphy and Róisín Shortall at the launch of the Social Democrats private member’s motion regarding regulation in the charity sector. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald will ask the charities regulator to examine the issue of charitable trusts, a number of which a TD claimed, had been set u(...)

Investing in exploration is not for the faint-hearted. Photograph:  Finbarr O’Rourke

As get-rich-quick schemes go, searching for oil or gold could be the most foolish of them all. “Investing in exploration is not for the faint-hearte(...)

Social Democrats TD Stephen Donnelly claimed US investment firm Oaktree Capital Management bought thousands of mortgages for €80 million but expected to make €400 million and their accounts were a “master class in tax avoidance”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government has been accused of facilitating “wholesale tax avoidance” by international investment firms making huge profits off the backs of “ordi(...)

Los Angeles Times owner Tribune Publishing has seen its shares rise 22.1 per cent after the latest offer from Gannett, the publisher of USA Today. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Gannett, the publisher of USA Today, raised its unsolicited offer for Tribune Publishing to $15 per share from $12.25, valuing the publisher of the Ch(...)

Some 128 acres at six sites in commuter towns close to Dublin were placed on the market in February at €44.75 million.

Ardstone Capital is believed to have been chosen as preferred bidder by Nama for development assets connected with David Daly’s Albany Group. Some 1(...)

 Cruise Park Drive, Tyrrelstown (above). There are three main ways that Irish homeowners and renters may come under the sphere of influence a foreign fund: it becomes your landlord, it becomes your mortgage lender, or, as happened with many Tyrrelstown residents, it becomes your landlord’s lender. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The plight of the 40 Tyrrelstown families who have been told to find new homes, not long after their landlord’s loans were bought by the Wall Street g(...)

Sixty families have been told to leave their homes in Tyrrelstown in Dublin after the houses were sold to a Goldman Sachs vulture fund. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Vulture fund – that sounds mean. They certainly can be. In recent years, private equity firms and hedge funds have bought up hundreds of millions of e(...)

An artist’s impression of the rear of 5 Hanover Quay, part of the Strategic Development Zone in the docklands. The Oaktree venture secure approval to develop offices and apartments in the area last year

Listed Irish housebuilder Cairn Homes has acquired a site in Hanover Quay, Dublin 2 from a consortium involving Oaktree Capital, Nama and Bennett Cons(...)

Ormonde said it has made further progress at its Barruecopardo mine in the south of Spain

Irish-listed exploration firm Ormonde Mining swung back in into profit in the first-half of 2015 as the Spanish-focused group announced a number of bo(...)

Ormonde’s tungsten mine at Barruecopardo, near Salamanca, in western Spain.

Irish-listed exploration firm Ormonde Mining has received the first $25 million (€21.9m) of equity investment for its flagship tungsten mine in Spain.(...)

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