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The VHI, Laya Healthcare and Irish Life Health have all confirmed that policy holders will be getting refunds in the weeks ahead as a result of the Government’s effective takeover of the State’s private hospitals. File photograph: Getty Images

Is it true my health insurance company is giving me my money back? Yes, at least partially. The VHI, Laya Healthcare and Irish Life Health have all c(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. The first official Government estimates of the cost to the State of the Covid-19 crisis will come in forecasts submitted to the European Commission this month. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall

We don’t yet know the size of the bill the exchequer will face to pay for Covid-19. But we do know it will be enormous. Already some €9 billion in add(...)

Third-quarter revenue rose 28 per cent compared with a year ago to $17.38 billion (€15.6 billion), beating analysts’ average estimate of $17.37 billion, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

Facebook reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue on Wednesday and profit rose as growth in expenses slowed from a year earlier, assuaging inve(...)

New Skoda Superb

You would think that a car maker, launching a new(ish) product that’s a four-door saloon, with a mostly diesel-powered engine lineup, and with a mass-(...)

Apple Homepod, Google Home and Amazon Alexa. We rely heavily on digital gadgets and often view them as miracles of disembodied progress. Photograph: Jason Henry/The New York Times

Last year Kate Crawford, a New York University professor who runs an artificial intelligence research centre, set out to study the “black box” of proc(...)

The former CEO of Uber, is the largest individual shareholder, with 8.6 per cent of shares, and will be the undisputed winner of the day

They are the spoons full of sugar that make the bitter taste of capitalism go down. When billion-dollar technology startups go public, the media tends(...)

The Favourite: Yorgos Lanthimos’s film, starring Olivia Colman, is the most nominated Irish production in Oscar history

The Favourite could hardly have done better With 10 mentions, Yorgos Lanthimos’s historical comedy The Favourite – produced by Element Pictures in Du(...)

Ferrari plans to launch 15 new models between now and 2022, and the SUV - currently known as the ‘Purosangue’ or Pure Blood - is one of them

The late Sergio Marchionne, chief executive of Fiat and therefore the boss of Ferrari too, had once said that “you’d have to shoot me” before Ferrari (...)

Irish Ferries has cancelled thousands of bookings for August for the WB Yeats, the company’s brand new luxury vessel.

What is going on with Irish Ferries now? For the second time in less than two months the company has thrown the plans of thousands of people due to tr(...)

Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee has urged young people  to make sure they are registered to vote. File photograph: Getty Images

Over 150,000 young people are not on the electoral register and will be ineligible to vote, a campaign meeting for Youth for Yes, an umbrella group fo(...)

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