Paradise Papers

This week the Paradise Papers showed what lengths investors will go to minimise tax bills. 

Six multinationals to face questioning from PAC on tax

Six major multi-national firms based in Ireland are to be hauled before the Dáil's financial watchdog early next year to explain the amount of tax they pay in Ireland and existing loopholes in the system.

Prince Charles ’should register financial interests to prevent secrecy’, warns royal financial expert

The Prince of Wales should register all his interests to prevent secrecy surrounding his private estate, a royal financial expert has warned.

Paradise Papers show CAB asked AIB for files linked to Denis O'Brien and Michael Lowry

It has emerged the Criminal Assets Bureau requested information from AIB as part of an investigation into businessman Denis O'Brien and former Communications Minister Michael Lowry.

Revenue may face tax files grilling by an Oireachtas committee

The Revenue Commissioners may have to appear before an Oireachtas committee and answer questions on tax-avoidance revelations about offshore accounts used by Bono, banks, and others.

‘Mrs Brown’ stars put over £2m in tax avoidance scheme

The show’s creator, Brendan O’Carroll, 62, who plays a foul-mouthed matriarch, is not involved in the scheme detailed in the papers, but members of his family are.

European Finance Ministers to publish tax evasion blacklist

The ministers, including Paschal Donohoe, are meeting in Brussels today and will be discussing the fallout from the so-called Paradise Papers.

Time to make wealthy elite pay their dues

The latest tax avoidance revelations by wealthy companies and individuals should hopefully prompt greater action to make them pay their taxes, writes Michael Clifford

‘Mrs Brown’ stars put over £2m in tax avoidance scheme

Three stars of the television sitcom Mrs Brown’s Boys diverted more than £2m (€2.26m) to a tax-avoidance scheme, according to the Paradise Papers leak that has revealed the offshore investments of numerous high-profile celebrities.

Agreement due on EU blacklist of tax havens

Agreement on an EU blacklist of worldwide tax havens is expected to be finalised in the coming weeks as governments and finance authorities step up the monitoring of offshore account users.

Paradise Papers revelations damage Ireland's reputation, says Oxfam chief

Apple moved a multi-billion euro tax avoidance scheme from Ireland to Jersey, after the Government announced the end of the so called 'Double Irish' tax loophole, it was reported today.

Corbyn: The Queen’s finances should be examined as part of Paradise Papers probe

The Queen’s finances should fall within the scope of an investigation into the Paradise Papers leak, Jeremy Corbyn has suggested.

Taoiseach says Ireland fully compliant with tax transparency

"The OECD has said that Ireland is one of only 22 countries in the world out of nearly 200 that is fully compliant with tax transparency and I think that is very important ."

Reports: Paradise Papers link Bono to Malta firm for shopping centre

U2 frontman Bono is among a line-up of high-profile celebrities to be named in the Paradise Papers, it is reported.

Paradise Papers turn spotlight on tax affairs of the super-rich

When the Panama Papers were released in 2016, they thrust a spotlight on the tax affairs of the rich and powerful.