Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton: the Republic’s consumer law as it stood had ‘too many rules in some areas and too few or none at all in other areas’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Expiry dates on gift vouchers will be scrapped, consumers who download or stream content will get enhanced protection and unfair contracts are to be (...)

While it is early days and the consumer rights Bill unveiled by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton  has a long road to travel before it becomes law, it is a promising move in the right direction. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Irish consumers have not been particularly well-served by recent governments. While the political classes may not have been complicit in breeding the (...)

File photograph of Enda Kenny. Mr Kenny has been called to give evidence at the banking inquiry, along with Tánaiste Joan Burton. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan are among 12 people sent letters today by the Oireachtas banking in(...)

Richard Bruton: said the Government was sitting down with stakeholders to see how the potential of the regions could be best developed

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton rejected a claim that the Government was neglecting rural Ireland in heated Dáil exchanges with Fianna Fáil TD Barry(...)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh: said the Department of the Environment had not yet released any of the funding pledged

Dublin City Council is offering sleeping bags to homeless people instead of emergency accommodation, the Dáil has heard.Sinn Féin social protection s(...)

Former head of Irish Nationwide Michael Fingleton (left) and Taoiseach Enda Kenny are to be called as witnesses at the Banking Inquiry.

It has taken almost seven years but the Irish public could finally get to hear from former Irish Nationwide chief executive Michael Fingleton about th(...)

A new €5 million research centre which will see industry and academia collaborate on specific health projects was officially launched today.The Applie(...)

The Chinese premier, Li Keqiang, and his wife, Madam Cheng, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Garvey’s farm Gortbrack, Co Mayo. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Chinese premier Li Keqiang and Taoiseach Enda Kenny have signed two new memoranda of understanding during a visit by a high-level Chinese delegation i(...)

Minister Bruton said there aren’t enough start-ups in Ireland.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A new tax refund programme aimed at encouraging more people to start up their own business has been announced.The StartUP Refunds for Entrepreneurs (S(...)

Alexion, which makes Soliris, one of the world’s most expensive drugs, is to invest a further € 450 million to extend its Dublin facility over the next four years.

Biopharma group Alexion has announced plans for a major expansion of its Irish business.Alexion, which is still building the first page of its planne(...)