Bob Geldof co-founded  8 Miles, a private equity firm, in 2008. Photograph: EPA/Clemens Bilan

A private equity firm established by Live Aid campaigner Bob Geldof, offering investors 20 per cent returns, set up one of its offices in tax-friendly(...)

Ball and socket elements of a contentious replacement hip device. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

More than 150 medical devices are recalled from the Irish market annually over safety concerns, according to figures released by the Health Products R(...)

The Panama Papers reporting grew out of a trove of files leaked from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. Photograph: Getty Images

Nearly a fifth of countries in which the Panama Papers investigation was reported saw at least one instance of concrete reform, researchers from the U(...)

Turkish journalist Pelin Ünker. Photograph: ICIJ

A Turkish journalist has been sentenced to more than a year in jail for her work on the Paradise Papers investigation into offshore tax havens, becaus(...)

Colm Keena, ‘Irish Times’ legal affairs correspondent Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In April, 2018, I travelled to Washington DC for a secret meeting hosted by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), the grou(...)

Doctors and patients require access to up-to-date databases on individual devices so that they can form a reliable opinion as to the risks and benefits of choosing a particular implant

Medical implants are a €352bn global industry. Products have revolutionised medical care and changed hundreds of thousands of people’s lives for the b(...)

In Ireland, medical device manufacturers are obliged to report adverse health outcomes that might be linked to their implements to the HPRA.

Eight deaths that might have been caused by medical devices were reported in the first nine months of this year to the relevant Irish regulator, accor(...)

Oxfam campaigners pictured outside the Department of Finance earlier this year, where they called on the Government to implement real transparency around where large companies make profit and pay tax.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government has questions to answer with regard to its stated commitment to tackling tax avoidance, according to the head of charity Oxfam Ireland.(...)

Oxfam has published report ‘Blacklist or Whitewash’

Ireland is one of four EU states that would be blacklisted as a tax haven if the EU applied its own criteria to member states, the charity Oxfam has s(...)

The Edge of U2, in London today, discussing the impact of the Paradise Papers: “We do understand why people are angry with the system as it is, it definitely needs an overhaul. It’s a complex thing, it’s not like one nation can do it on their own.” Photograph: Roisin Ingle

U2 guitarist The Edge has said the criticism of Bono over the Paradise Papers and revelations that he used a Malta-based company to invest in a Lithua(...)

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