“Abtran is a reputable, law- abiding and entirely legitimate operation. It is not using the BVI to evade tax; it pays its taxes in Ireland. It is quite upfront about the reasons why it is now owned by a BVI company: secrecy.”

Whenever a new government emerges, it should adopt a simple principle: no public money should go to companies registered in tax havens. The Panama Pap(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney: “I don’t think that anybody in Fine Gael wants to be in government with Michael Lowry or any other Independent”

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said he would not be happy to rely on the support of Independent TD Michael Lowry to get back into governme(...)

Centra in Terenure, Dublin. The group currently employs about 11,000 people across 460 stores nationwide and claims to serve over three million customers per week

Centra has reported record sales of €1.54 billion for 2015 as it announced the creation of up to 480 new jobs as part of a €16 million investment that(...)

Catherine Murphy said there were “obvious questions of probity”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Questions have been raised about the awarding of the call service contract for Irish Water to Cork-based company Abtran. Social Democrats TD Catheri(...)

 Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy said there were “obvious questions of probity” in the awarding of an Irish Water contract to Abtran. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Questions have been raised about the awarding of the call service contract for Irish Water to Cork-based company Abtran. Social Democrats TD Catheri(...)

The health insurer paid €6.4 million in wages and salaries to its 114 staff last year, with total staff remuneration running to €10m

Aviva Health paid a dividend of €11 million to its shareholders in 2014, according to accounts just filed by the Irish company. The health insurer, w(...)

Private equity fund Carlyle Cardinal Ireland has finalised the terms of an investment in Abtran.

Private equity fund Carlyle Cardinal Ireland has finalised the terms of an investment in Abtran, a provider of customer and business process managemen(...)

Established in 1997, Abtran has an extensive client base across the public and private sectors which includes Irish Water, the Road Safety Authority, Aviva, the HSE and Sky

Abtran, a company which provides customer and business process management services, is to create 100 new jobs at its offices in the IFSC, the company (...)

Irish Water has announced a boost in the number of customer service agents at the Cork-based company Abtran, with 750 agents available to take calls from the public as the billing commences. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Irish Water bills will begin arriving at customers’ homes from Wednesday as the utility begins charging for water usage over the past three months. Cu(...)

Irish Water said cars and vans transporting workers have been blocked for hours at a time and have been damaged.  Tyres have been slashed and other equipment has been vandalised and barriers and signs burned.

Details of attacks on contractors installing meters on behalf of Irish Water, including physical assaults, have been sent by the company to Dublin Cit(...)