The Google building at Barrow street, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The private lunch in Brussels, a week before Christmas Day in 2012, had an almost celebratory air. Google chairman Eric Schmidt and then-European comp(...)

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 in Brussels, where the EU charged Google with abusing its dominant position as Europe’s top search engine. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

in Brussels The European Commission formally accused Google of abusing its dominance in the internet shopping space.It also initiated a separate inve(...)

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 (...)

Google will today be accused by Brussels of illegally abusing its dominance of search in Europe, a step that ultimately could force it to change its b(...)

The possible revival of the case follows a changing of the guard among officials in Brussels last October Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

European regulators have taken preliminary steps that appear to show they are getting ready to push ahead with a much-delayed antitrust case agains(...)

Across Europe citizens and governments are less enraptured with tech giants such as Google and Facebook. Photograph: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Ireland may welcome US silicon giants with open arms to its shores, but across Europe citizens and governments are less enraptured with tech giants su(...)

Former EU competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia said the transfers complied with state aid rules Photograph: Reuters

The European Commission has approved the 2012 transfer of seven tranches of loans from five Irish banks to the National Asset Management Agency. In a (...)

Apple chief executive Tim Cook faces a headache over the company’s labyrinthine tax affairs

Ireland has done extraordinarily well at attracting foreign direct investment, and the politicians and public servants involved must be hoping that(...)