Michael Horn, President and CEO of Volkswagen America, reacts to being mobbed by the media at the LA Auto Show last week.

Americans think Volkswagen Group’s US$1,000 no-strings compensation package for Audi, VW motorists isn’t commensurate with the emissions offence, whi(...)

Square chief executive Jack Dorsey. The company priced its shares at $9, resulting in a valuation significantly less than the $6 billion it was valued at in its last private fundraising round. Photograph: Mike Blake/Files/Reuters

Mobile payments company Square is set to make its debut on the stock market, with its $9 shares priced at 25 per cent less than it had hoped. The com(...)

Consumer angst: there are significant protections for consumers within EU and domestic law, but you need to be careful when shopping outside Europe’s borders

Internet shopping has been a boon for the cash-savvy consumer, but what happens if it all goes wrong? What are your legal rights if the goods you boug(...)

Cosumer spending continues to increase. Photograph: Alan Betson

Consumer spending continues to pick up with research from Visa Europe pointing to sharp and accelerated growth in October. Last month spending on all (...)

Ryanair rose by 3.2 per cent after a strong set of results in the six months to the end of September. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

The Iseq rose by 1.1 per cent as European shares had a positive start to the week after business surveys from around the euro zone beat expectations.(...)

Visa Inc., the world’s largest payments network, agreed to acquire Visa Europe Ltd. in a deal valued at as much as €21.2 billion to unify the brand globally after eight years as separate companies. (Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters)

Visa Inc., the world’s largest payments network, agreed to acquire Visa Europe Ltd. in a deal valued at as much as €21.2 billion to unify the brand g(...)

Audi: results out today.   Photograph: Akio Kon/Bloomberg
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TODAY Results: Aramark; Audi; Avis Budget; Estee Lauder; Inmarsat; Ryanair; PostNL; Visa. Indicators: Irish Investec manufacturing PMI; Irish consumer(...)

John Collison of Stripe who was the International and Overall winner at the awards ceremony last night in Citywest last night. The event took place in front of an audience of over 1,500 people and was broadcast live on UTV Ireland and UTV. Photograph: Maxwells

John and Patrick Collison, the boy wonders of Irish technology, have won this year’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. Their online payments p(...)

With broadband speeds getting faster, technology costs going down and the cost of connecting decreasing, the internet of things is on the growth curve

Earlier this year, credit card company Visa and management consultancy firm Accenture teamed up to develop an in-car connected system. The link-up sho(...)

Minister of State Michael Ring: “This is going to be the best year for tourism if it continues. It won’t be the best year since the recession – this will be the best year ever.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Tax breaks to revitalise small coastal and rural towns, such as deductions for businesses which freshen up their premises, should be included in nex(...)