Section 110 of tax laws introduced in 1997 to encourage companies to set up SPEs and make Ireland a global financing and fundraising hub have turned the country into one of the world’s main hubs for such activities. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Lawyers, accountants and other service providers to hundreds of special purpose entities (SPEs) in Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre sh(...)

Mary Casey with a photograph of her father, Jack McCann,  who was killed in an IRA attack on a customs post in 1972. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Mary Casey remembers how her father Jack gave pocket money to the children to buy sweets when he came home in his lorry to Inniskeen, Co Monaghan. “Da(...)

Mourners at a candlelight vigil at the University of Nevada Las Vegas  for the victims of Sunday night’s massacre in Las Vegas, in which 59 people were killed and more than 500 injured.  Photograph: Eugene Garcia/EPA

Anthony Luca was one of the lucky ones. The 30-year-old Las Vegas native was watching country music star Jason Aldean take the stage at the Harvest 91(...)

Dum-dum boys: Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson in ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’

If you heard a suspicious helicopter outside your house last spring, there is some small chance that the folk behind this bizarre action comedy were t(...)

Fashion retailer Carraig Donn, which has 38 stores across Ireland, has made its first foray into the UK, opening its first store in Newcastle.

Fashion retailer Carraig Donn, which has 38 stores across Ireland, has made its first foray into the UK, opening its first store in Newcastle, with a(...)

Abridged accounts for Carraig Donn Industries show it had accumulated losses of €149,472 in January 2013, an improvement over the accumulated loss figure of €226,488 at the same date in 2012.

Carraig Donn Industries, a parent company in the Westport, Co Mayo-based Carraig Donn clothing and jewellery retail group, has provided a guarantee fo(...)