Chief Rabbi Dr Yaakov Pearlman and Ralph Jacob at the Kosher Corner with a loaf of Irish Pride, certified Kosher at Super Valu Churchtown, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

An independent accountant’s report shows that bakery Irish Pride, which is shortly due to be sold out of receivership, could have been saved through a(...)

Triumph for the Law Society: Solicitors receiving their parchments last year.

The Legal Services Regulation Bill, now before the Seanad, is unlikely to reduce lawyers’ fees as it does nothing to make competition more effective. (...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said long-awaited legislation to reform the legal profession will be in place by the end of the year.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said long-awaited legislation to reform the legal profession will be in place by the end of the year. Howe(...)

Google’s builing on Barrow St, Dublin. It is understood that one of the projects undertaken by the flooring contractor  was for Google.  Photograph: Paul McErlane/Bloomberg

One of the largest industrial flooring contractor companies in the State, and a former director, are facing trial on charges of alleged price-fixing a(...)

A ban on flat annual charges is set to come into force on July 1st next year but it is worth trying to save some money in the meantime. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It’s almost impossible to avoid paying them, but for many of us, finding the most competitive deal on bin charges is a challenge. If you’re looking fo(...)

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A quick glance at the infrastructure built to protect Irish consumers over the past 20 years or so would suggest we’re pretty well served. We have (...)

‘The Government was taking a “prudent” approach, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald (above) has said, surely stretching the meaning of that word well beyond its known limits.’  Photograph: Eric Luke

When the troika came to town in late 2010, the Government of the day agreed – as part of the bailout plan – to have an independent regulator for legal(...)

Sinéad Pembroke works in Trinity College Dublin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery: “I can’t think about buying a house or starting a family”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A global shift has taken place since the financial crisis to more insecure jobs, according to the International Labour Organisation. Labour experts(...)

Dealers take issue with criteria to remain authorised Toyota repairers

Fifteen car dealers nationwide that act as authorised repairers for Toyota Ireland claim Toyota Ireland is discriminating against them and is in breac(...)

The Government recently reached a deal with the Irish Medical Organisation on the provision of free GP care for children under six. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

GPs have been warned that they risk breaching competition law if they share with other doctors their intentions on the Government’s new contract fo(...)