Motor insurance premiums soared more than 70 per cent over three years before they peaked in 2016, a period when the industry was largely loss-making in the Republic. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The European Commission opened a formal investigation into whether Insurance Ireland is operating a cartel by restricting access to a claims database,(...)

The commission stressed it was not against data pooling arrangements, which it said, can contribute to effective competition

The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation into Insurance Ireland to assess whether it is operating a cartel. Commissioner M(...)

Dublin District Court heard the case against Armalou Holdings Ltd and Airfield Villas Ltd was the first prosecution of its kind in Ireland for an offence known as “gun jumping”

A second Dublin motor dealership is to be spared a conviction for failing to notify the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) about a (...)

Private nursing homes have been criticised for “top-up” fees for social and occupational therapy programmes, with claims some charge  for wound dressings, prescription painkillers and bedsore creams. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA

Almost 600 nursing homes nationwide are to receive a warning from the State’s consumer watchdog about imposing potentially unfair terms on vulnerable (...)

The INM board on Tuesday accepted a €145.6 million bid from Belgian media group Mediahuis

January 2006 Denis O’Brien buys into INM with the stock trading at about €2.54. He later begins publicly agitating about the media company’s financi(...)

Neither currency nor equity markets have priced in a hard Brexit, sources close to the Central Bank have said. File photograph: iStock

Financial markets have yet to price in a hard or no-deal Brexit, sources close to the Central Bank said on Wednesday. It is understood that more tha(...)

Brendan Smith, who was convicted in 2017 of bid-rigging in contracts won for the company he worked for, Aston Carpets & Flooring. Photograph: Collins Courts

Aston Carpets & Flooring, the first company in the history of the State to be criminally convicted for bid-rigging, was this week struck off by th(...)

Photograph: iStock

Dawn raids on Irish subsidiaries of UK companies are expected to increase significantly in the wake of Brexit, as European Commission cartel investiga(...)

Dealing with a non-performing mortgage on a family home  is a daily reality for 64,510 borrowers, according to   the Central Bank. Photograph: Sean Gladwell/Getty

The first five years of Mary’s mortgage were uneventful. She bought her house with her partner in 2010, in the teeth of the recession. Despite the eco(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said the volume of complaints from constituents about the rising cost of insurance premiums was huge. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

An inquiry should be held into the cost of motor insurance premiums in Ireland, Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said. “It is my instinct that t(...)

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