Google: the US search engine commands even more of the market in the EU than in the US. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

The European Commission’s charges against Google’s shopping service mark a dramatic escalation of an inquiry into the company’s search business that s(...)

European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager. The EU formally charged Google with abusing its dominant position as Europe’s top search engin.

The European Commission’s decision to issue charges against Google marks a dramatic escalation of an inquiry into the company’s search business that s(...)

Google’s critics welcomed the decision to pursue the US giant, though many industry experts believe the action is unlikely to markedly shift existing business their way 0:55

The European Union accused Google on Wednesday of cheating competitors by distorting Internet search results in favour of its Google Shopping service (...)

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“Ireland has continued to shine as a key market” according to Christian Schindler, Lufthansa’s regional director for UK & Ireland. Last year the (...)

Twitter: results out on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters/Kacper Pempel
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TODAY Results: Exxon Mobil. Indicators: Euro zone Markit manufacturing PMI (Jan); Irish PMI manufacturing (Jan); US ISM manufacturing PMI (Jan) and pe(...)

Aisling Jones: arranging car hire in advance kept transport costs to about €30 a person for the week, including petrol. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Irish holidaymakers spend about €1,000 on their summer holiday overseas. While that figure includes the cost of getting to a destination and stayin(...)

Gordon Ramsay’s newest addition to the dining landscape Heddon Street Kitchen opened on November 8th in Mayfair

New London openings London’s dining scene is welcoming a slew of new openings this winter. US TV chef Judy Joo opens her first European venture(...)

The Westin is among a number of propeties acquired by Liberty Global chairman John Malone

Billionaire Irish American businessman John Malone, who owns a number of prestigous properties in Ireland, didn’t just reduce his company’s tax bill w(...)

Netflix jumped 3 per cent to $443.15 on the New York Stock Exchange yesterday as Morgan Stanley recommended buying shares in the video-streaming service. Netflix has climbed 20 percent this year after soaring 298 per cent in 2013. From left: Uzo Aduba, Laverne Cox, Taylor Schilling, Piper Kerman, Natasha Lyonne and Jenji Kohan of the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, in New York.  Photograph: Therese + Joel/The New York Times

European stocks rose yesterday as investors awaited a decision from the US Federal Reserve about scaling back economic stimulus.The Iseq bucked the t(...)

 Bitcoin: Expedia will start accepting the virtual currency for hotel purchases. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters
Expedia to accept bitcoins

Expedia will start accepting bitcoins for hotel purchases, becoming the largest online travel service to adopt the virtual currency. Expedia said it p(...)