Adverse shock, anybody? Brexit is only one factor that could deliver it, according to the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council. Photograph: PA Wire

It is now inevitable that the economy will suffer an “adverse shock” from Brexit, US policies or changes to the international tax environment, the Iri(...)

Smoking gun: The Turkish economic crisis has acted as a negative backdrop to global markets all week. Photograph: The New York Times

There was a lacklustre finish to a turbulent week for European stock markets, during which an economic crisis in Turkey fostered anxiety across global(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien owns close to a third of INM yet no longer has any board representation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Elites know they’ve made it to the top of Irish society when their surname becomes redundant, and most people refer to them solely by their first name(...)

Title synergies: “Mirror” publisher Reach now owns the “Daily Star” in the UK, although it awaits clearance for the 50% stake in the “Irish Daily Star”. Photograph: PA

Reach plc is the newish successor to the newspaper publisher that used to be called Trinity Mirror, making it the only FTSE-listed company to share a (...)

An FBI raid on offices in the US. In April Leo Varadkar promised  that the Government would “beef up the role of the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement” to make it a “a sort of Irish FBI, if one likes, when it comes to white-collar crime”. Photograph: Getty Images

This week David Drumm, former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank, was held to account for his criminality during the banking crisis. It only took the(...)

The ODCE wants inspectors to investigate an alleged data breach at INM. Photograph: Frank Miller

The president of the High Court has fixed July 10th to hear the State corporate watchdog’s application to have inspectors appointed to investigate an (...)

Web Summit CEO Paddy Cosgrave: becoming more and more like Michael O’Leary by the day. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

As Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave riffed at a press conference this week about political corruption and the Irish housing crisis, it reminded me of(...)

Former Sunday Independent editor  Anne Harris outside the Charleton Tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

The former editor of the Sunday Independent Anne Harris has denied being motivated by bitterness in making claims about the editor of the Irish Indepe(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: from Friday she will have attention-grabbing fines at her disposal. Photograph: Seán Breithaupt and Yvette Monahan/Getty Images

It has come a long way from having just 26 staff in an office next to a Centra in Portarlington but not far enough if the State’s personal-data protec(...)

In an affidavit grounding the application seeking the appointment of inspectors, Director of Corporate Enforcement Ian Drennan set out a a range of matters most of which have to do with the relationship between INM and Denis O’Brien.

The High Court will next Wednesday hear a judicial review application from Independent News & Media (INM) aimed at stopping the appointment of in(...)

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