Taxi drivers stand next to their cabs lined up at Castellane Square during a protest against private hire services in Marseille, southern France, on January 28, 2016. Taxi drivers are angry at competition from taxi app company Uber. Photograph: Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

Imagine,” said the London cabbie, “that Uber had been operating for 20 years. And I came along with my black cab. My product was less comfortable, you(...)

A police officer stands in front of French taxis blockading a Parisian street during a protest against Uber this week. Photograph: EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

Last Tuesday, France was gripped by huge strikes, with an estimated 130,000-150,000 protesting across the country. In that age-old French tradition, a(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he would confirm the Government’s commitment to keep the cost-base under control and contain public spending when he met existing and potential investors at Davos on Thursday. Photograph: Collins

Ireland’s economy would have fared better if it had been permitted by the European Central Bank to burn private debt holders, Nobel Prize-winning eco(...)

Uber’s China unit boosted its valuation to $8 billion after it raised more than $1 billion in its latest funding round. Photo: Bloomberg

Uber’s China unit boosted its valuation to $8 billion after it raised more than $1 billion in its latest funding round, although the US ride-hailing a(...)

A woman  takes part in a demonstration against  plans to scrap the NHS bursary  in London. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Conjuring the world that fell apart in 1914, John Maynard Keynes zeroed in on a Londoner buying the “various products of the whole earth” via his beds(...)

Michael Noonan has said he does not know how far discussions have progressed between Uber and the Department of Transport

Uber, the online transport company which is to operate a 300-job customer-support centre in Limerick, is not free to operate a peer-to-peer car sharin(...)

Uber does not pay VAT on driver commissions charged here “as these services are rendered out of the Netherlands”. Photograph: Junko Kimura-Matsumoto/Bloomberg

Ahead of today’s opening of a new call centre in Limerick by online transport company Uber, the Sunday Times reports calls by Fianna Fáil for governme(...)

Ryanair has appointed Uber lobbyist Cristian Samoilovich as its first head of public affairs.

Ryanair has appointed Uber lobbyist Cristian Samoilovich as its first head of public affairs. Mr Samoilovich joins the airline from the taxi app, whe(...)

A driver with the ride-sharing service Lyft waits for a customer on a street in Santa Monica

General Motors is investing $500 million in Lyft and has laid out plans to develop an on-demand network of self-driving cars with the ride-sharing se(...)

Uber would not disclose whether there was a revenue-sharing agreement with Facebook as part of the deal. Photographer:  Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Uber has agreed an alliance with Facebook Messenger that will allow users to order a ride from within the Messenger chat app. The tie-up gives Uber a(...)