Police arresting a protester in Hong Kong.  Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Wealthy Hong Kong investors are applying to Ireland’s golden visa programme as violence escalates in the city. Richard Barrett’s Bartra Capital Prope(...)

The Department of Justice and Equality unit that operates the Immigrant Investor Programme says charities have been asked to make payments to secure donations of €500,000. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Charities have been asked to pay agents thousands to secure donations of €500,000 from foreign multimillionaires seeking Irish residency, as part of a(...)

Beijing by night. The immigrant investor scheme is simple. Make the investment, visit Ireland once a year, and you and yours are entitled to an Irish residency permit for five years, renewable – forever.

For the newly-wealthy in China who covet western residency visas, the Republic has become a top destination. A report last summer on worldwide residen(...)