Lucinda Creighton: her party Renua was warned a proposal to consider specialist juries for complex legal cases was an “elitist form of justice”. Photograph: Sara Freund
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The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is preparing to bid for Nama’s €1.7 billion Project Jewel portfolio of loans, which includes debt secured on the(...)

Senator Marc MacSharry. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Sligo was to the fore on the political radar this week, what with the Cabinet decamping for a day to Lissadell House and Senator Marc MacSharry turnin(...)

Dunnes Stores: maybe it should open a concession in the Four Courts

More evidence that the Dunnes Stores legal department is a busy spot. Bovale Developments, whose directors previously included the Bailey brothers, Mi(...)

Aldi sought the injunction arising from Mr Justice Brian Cregan’s ruling last month that Dunnes engaged in misleading commercial practices in an advertising campaign of 2013 comparing prices of certain products with those of Aldi. Photograph: Frank Miller

A High Court judge has ruled Aldi is entitled to an injunction restraining Dunnes Stores infringing its trademarks. The exact wording of the injunctio(...)

One-third of Irish respondents choose Tesco for their big weekly shop. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A survey of the grocery shopping habit of Irish consumers has found that one third of them choose Tesco for their big weekly shop, more than twice as (...)

Dunnes chief executive Margaret Heffernan: sales are rising at the supermarket group

Dunnes Stores headquarters must feel like a Berlin bunker these days, the company is in the wars that often. Meanwhile, the company’s in-house legal t(...)

Brendan Proctor: spearheading Lidl’s push into the US

It was interesting to read in Checkout magazine that one of Dunnes Stores’s main rivals, Lidl, has appointed John Paul Scally as the new head of its I(...)

Even before the recession hit in 2008, jobs for life, along with guaranteed pay and working conditions, were giving way to short-term contracts and ca(...)

Sinéad Pembroke works in Trinity College Dublin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery: “I can’t think about buying a house or starting a family”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A global shift has taken place since the financial crisis to more insecure jobs, according to the International Labour Organisation. Labour experts(...)

The proportion of full-time workers who are on temporary contracts has doubled in the past decade or so, up from 5 per cent to 10 per cent. Illustration: John Holcroft/Ikon/Getty

It seems like the narrative of a quaint period drama: a time when newly minted graduates would enter a company and stay for the rest of their lives(...)