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Craig James, chairman of the Prepaid International Forum (PIF), welcomed the proposed legislation  as Ireland moves to strengthen consumer protection around the operation of gift card products.

The European industry group for regulated prepaid card operators has welcomed proposed new consumer legislation in the Republic that would ban short-t(...)

The Garda is the only State organisation allowed to intercept communications for investigations. File photograph: Getty Images

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) will ask the Government for powers to mount electronic surveillance and intercept communicat(...)

Apple CEO Tim Cook in Dublin. He says the company ‘is committed’ to Ireland.

Businessman Denis O’Brien’s telecoms group Digicel is planning to raise as much as $500 million from asset sales in the next nine months in order to l(...)

Truata was established to help companies deal with the EU’s GDPR legislation. Photograph: iStock

A data analytics and anonymisation company founded by IBM and Mastercard has chosen Dublin as the location for its headquarters where it plans to hire(...)

Brendan Smith, whose fine in carpet bid-rigging case was increased. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

The Court of Appeal has increased six-fold the fine imposed on a man convicted in the first successful bid-rigging prosecution in the history of the S(...)

Garmin Pay: customers can select their preferred card for payment from the wallet app on their watch, and tap the watch face on the contactless terminal.

Google Pay, Apple Pay and Fitbit Pay have a new competitor in Ireland, with Garmin Pay entering the market. Customers of KBC Bank will be able to use(...)

An initiative called Blockchain Ireland is to promote innovation and co-operation across companies working with blockchain technology.

IDA Ireland is looking to position the State as a leading centre for blockchain, the much-hyped technology that is expected to have a huge impact on (...)

Brendan Smith was fined €7,500 for price fixing at the Central Criminal Court last year. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Sentencing in a company price-fixing prosecution should be increased in order to safeguard the deterrent value of the law and encourage whistleblowers(...)

Dan Schulman, PayPal’s president and chief executive, said : “The retail world is increasingly becoming a multichannel world as the mobile phone has blurred the distinction between online and offline sales. Small businesses are searching for one-stop-shop solutions that can solve all their payments requirements.”

PayPal is paying $2.2 billion (€1.87 billion) to buy iZettle, snapping up the Swedish payments start-up just before it was set to become the biggest f(...)

Ryanair was up more than 1.1 per cent to €15.85, after announcing April traffic figures up 9 per cent.

European shares rose on Wednesday, boosted by several strong earnings updates and a rising tech sector after results from Apple exceeded expectations.(...)

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