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Tony Spollen in 1998.  He left AIB in 1991 to set up is own consultancy. He also served on a number of company and State boards.

Tony Spollen, consultant, former AIB internal auditor and a key figure in an inquiry into Irish banks’ use of bogus non-resident accounts, has died. (...)

Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas were arrested by the FBI last Wednesday evening at Dulles International Airport in Washington. Photograph: Alexandria sheriff’s office/New York Times

By the time Lev Parnas asked Michael Pues for another $350,000 to salvage a film project that was supposed to include actor Jack Nicholson, Pues was a(...)

Deborah Huffman  in the bathroom of her home, where she worked up  the nerve to show her husband her back, and tell him about her skin-picking disorder. Photograph: Christopher Lee/ The New York Times

When Deborah Huffman went for her annual physical a few years ago, she saw a new doctor who handed her a paper gown, instructing her to leave it open (...)

Parson’s Turbinia, 1897.

On February 7th, 1910 the Royal Navy welcomed a delegation of Abyssinian (Ethiopian) princes aboard the HMS Dreadnought, then the fastest and most pow(...)

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov: “I have never seen this man, have never met him, and have never monitored his career or movements.” Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

The Kremlin on Tuesday played down US media reports of a CIA spy inside Russia’s presidential administration, calling them “pulp fiction”, but said a(...)

A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the closing bell in New York. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

European shares rose for a second straight day on Thursday, after China said it would hold trade talks with the United States, raising hopes that the (...)

Wind and rain hit empty streets in Charleston, South Carolina, as Hurricane Dorian moves along the southeastern US coast. Photograph: Lucie  Aubourg/AFP/Getty Images

The nearly deserted rain-lashed streets of Charleston, South Carolina, began to disappear beneath water on Thursday as Hurricane Dorian churned a few (...)

Sarah Kellen (left) and Ghislaine Maxwell have been accused in lawsuits of helping Jeffrey Epstein recruit teenage girls and young women for sex. Photograph: Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Haley Robson was a 16-year-old South Florida high school student when an acquaintance from school approached her at a local pool with an intriguing of(...)

Virginia Giuffre, an alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein, center, pauses while speaking with members of the media outside of federal court in New York, on Tuesday. Photographer: Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg

A woman who alleges she was a victim of convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and claimed she was forced into a sexual encounter with the Duke of York (...)

Rebecca Windrum and Alesha McAloon with their goats Millie & Minnie at the Virginia Agricultural Show in Cavan on Wednesday afternoon. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

The cows looked as fed up as the punters in the torrential rain watching the animals compete to be champion cow at the 78th annual Virginia Show. The(...)

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