May 2016 Issue – Panama Papers: the Irish connections

VALUE OF INTEGRITY: If you don’t have integrity, you have nothing. You can’t buy it. You can have all the money in the world, but if you are not a moral and ethical person, you really have nothing. – Henry Kravia.

SAVE ENERGY: Do not look at anybody in terms of friend or foe, brother or cousin; do not fritter away your mental energies in thoughts of friendship or enmity. Seeking the self everywhere, be amiable and equal minded towards all treating all alike. – Adi Shankara

WORK ETHICS: To work without attachment is to work without the expectation of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next. Work so done is a means to the end, and God id the end. – Bhagwati Aradhama

SELF IS FREE: All bad qualities centre around the ego. When the Ego is gone, realisation results by itself. There are neither good nor bad qualities in the self.The SELF is free from all qualities. Qualities pertain to the mind only. – Ramana Maharishi

YOUR ATTITUDE: Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life : not so much by what happens to you as by the way your minds looks at what happens. – Khalil Gibran

SAME DIFFERENCE: Culture makes people understand each other better …But first they have to under-stand that their neighbor is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions. – Paulo Coelho.

SO ANGRY: Anybody can become angry .. that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to be the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy. – Aristotle

A Mountain is composed of tine grains/particles of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches and thoughts. – Swami Sivananda

SINCERE WORK: To work without attachment is to work without expectation of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next. Such work is the means to the end of God-realization.

The Irish Times, in conjunction with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and its international media partners, is publishing the entire list of offshore companies, shareholders, and beneficial owners, contained in the Panama Papers.

What is published here is a selection of names that are, in various ways, linked to Ireland.

The Panama Papers are the leaked files of the Panama-based Mossack Fonseca law firm, one of the largest providers of offshore services in the world. The massive leaks give an unprecedented view inside the secretive world of offshore companies and services. Members of the ICIJ, including The Irish Times, have spent more than a year examining a cache of 11.5 million documents and records from Mossack Fonseca, which provides offshore services to individuals, companies and middle men who advise them.

The leaked data covers nearly 40 years, from 1977 through to the end of 2015 . The files list nearly 15,600 paper companies that banks set up for clients who want keep their finances under wraps

The names published here are in part selected so as to give an insight into the many ways in which the offshore services world is deeply embedded in everyday commercial life in Ireland.