Irleand’s Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon

Above a Centra shop in Portarlington sits one of the world’s most important regulatory offices pertaining to online privacy.From May 18th, the office (...)

 Ryanair can presumably fall back on the UK Competition and Markets Authority’s decision to refuse to review its original finding. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ryanair yesterday declared it was “manifestly wrong” of the UK Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) to refuse to review its 2013 ruling that the (...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin and and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan at this week’s  Budget 2015 press conference. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government unveils the spring economic statement on Tuesday week, a document in which Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin will declare joint fisca(...)

The data from Europe’s official gatherer of statistics say that, in the final quarter of 2014, prices were 16.3 per cent higher than in the same period in 2013.

Irish house prices were back in the news yesterday, with figures from Eurostat showing that property prices here rose faster than anywhere else in the(...)

The Netflix ISP Speed Index is an interesting regular barometer. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The living-room reality of broadband speeds, as users know, can be somewhat different than advertised, with the level of frustration dependent on whic(...)

Battersea power station: came to Nama  via Treasury Holdings

The National Asset Management Agency has been criticised in the past for selling out the London market too quickly. Attention has focused on two devel(...)

Accountant Alan Hynes from Wexford: Bank of Scotland is looking for a €7.5 million judgment against him and his wife Noreen. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Wexford accountant Alan Hynes was dressed in trousers, pullover and shirt when he represented himself in the case where Bank of Scotland is looking f(...)

It was not quite a sterling day for the ailing Tesco, finally eclipsed as the State’s largest grocer by SuperValu, according to data from Kantar World(...)

Gary McGann, CEO of Smurfit Kappa The Irish company has so far said nothing  but the whisper in the wind whistling out of the group is that it knows nothing of any potential suitors

How much longer will Smurfit Kappa be able to ignore the continuing market and media speculation concerning rumoured interest in the company from Inte(...)

Michael Noonan at the NTMA  in Treasury Buildings: Is there a case for the NTMA to borrow more than its 2015 annual target of €12 billion to €15 billion and refinance existing debt as aggressively as possible?

Everyone agrees it’s unsustainable, but the extraordinary run in government bond markets just keeps on going. This week a new benchmark was reached wh(...)