Demirca , a subsidiary of the Denis O’Brien-owned Communicorp.  Photograph: Alan Betson/Irish Times

The provisional liquidator appointed to the company that publishes the troubled Buy & Sell magazine, has today asked the High Court for per(...)

The Irish Competition Authority merger notifications review found a “notable increase” in merger and acquisition (M&A) activity last year, as well as a significant uplift in transactions undertaken by private equity players.

The Irish Competition Authority has blocked just three merger transactions over the last decade, according to research by law firm A&L Goodbody.Mo(...)

Ofgem, the UK energy markets regulator, has appointed Irishman Dermot Nolan as chief executive. Photo: Bloomberg

Ofgem, the UK energy markets regulator, has appointed Irishman Dermot Nolan as chief executive.Mr Nolan will replace Andrew Wright when he takes up th(...)

Flag-waving Northern Irish cows aside, the NDC should prepare for spilled milk before this particular debate is over. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Is milk produced by cows in Coleraine less Irish than milk produced by their counterparts in Cork? Are Northern cows’ technically producing British mi(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton. Last year, the Irish Competition Authority approved the merger of Manwin and RK Netmedia; the Minister had the power to  block the merger if he believed it was in the public interest to do so, but he did not act on this occasion.  Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

The internet porn empire that recently set up a series of companies in Ireland is at the centre of two investigations in Germa(...)