Revenue probes Russian money trail as Ireland considers visa restrictions

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25th March, 2018

The Revenue Commissioners are investigating a number of Irish accountancy and financial firms who have set up companies on the behalf of Russian oligarchs and other business figures, as political and economic tensions escalate between Ireland and Russia.

The Revenue’s probe into the incorporation of companies by Irish accountants on the behalf of Russian clients has been ongoing for some months. It has raised questions about the origins and beneficial ownership of vast sums of...

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