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(...)

Investigations by competition authorities are generally expected in the case of substantial mergers.

UK regulators formally launched an investigation into the merger between Lakeland Dairies and LacPatrick co-op on Wednesday. Shareholders in both gro(...)

Kings Laundry is the main supplier of linen to Irish hotels

The State’s competition regulator is to carry out a detailed “phase two” investigation of the proposed takeover of Kings Laundry, the main supplier of(...)

“If a consumer purchases a car with outstanding finance on it, the car could be repossessed by the lender, even if the consumer has already paid the previous owner for it,” says a v spokesman.

One in six used cars on sale may be at risk of repossession as they still have finance outstanding on them. In a study of a sample of 5,906 used cars(...)

Uniphar chief executive Ger Rabbette (left) with chairman Maurice Pratt. The CCPC cleared it to buy Sisk Healthcare in August, subject to information-sharing restrictions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The number of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) notified to the State’s competition watchdog increased 36 per cent to 98 last year, with real estate(...)

The deal buttressed the Irish operations of LNG, whose interests already included Festival Republic, which runs Electric Picnic. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

The State’s competition watchdog is launching a detailed investigation into the sale of MCD Productions, the concert promotion company founded by impr(...)

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