Click and deliver rules mean click and drive right from your home, and it’s the way of the future. Photograph: iStock

1. It’s DEFINITELY the year to go electric As we move steadily towards the 2030 deadline for the end of new diesel and petrol engine sales, there’s a(...)

Permanent TSB is among the banks that have grouped together to plan an app to counter the threat posed by the likes of Revolut and N26. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The group of Irish banks seeking to set up an instantaneous money-transfer mobile app to take on the likes of Revolut and N26 have selected Italian(...)

An AIB branch in Dublin’s city centre. AIB is one of four Irish banks seeking to launch a new digital payments service. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Four of the biggest banks operating in the Irish market are joining forces to launch an instantaneous digital payments app that they hope will help th(...)

Blackstone is set to acquire a 75 per cent share in the Burlington Plaza office complex on Burlington Road Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

US private equity giant Blackstone has indicated its intention to acquire a majority interest in two of Dublin’s foremost office assets. The company (...)

Community and sports groups, leisure companies and childcare facilities have been among the worst affected in recent years by soaring public liability coverage costs. Photograph: iStock

Public liability insurance premiums have jumped by an average of between 15 and 20 per cent in the past three years, with a lack of data on the market(...)

Coillte and  ESB plan to jointly build wind farms  that could generate enough electricity to power 500,000 homes. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Competition watchdogs will step up their investigation of a proposed €1 billion energy deal between State companies ESB and Coillte. Forestry compan(...)

 Laois-Offaly Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen: he  said he was confident the next application would  not be refused. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former agriculture minister Barry Cowen said he was confident plans for a €40 million Chinese beef plant in Offaly, which was initially refused govern(...)

Tánaiste  Leo Varadkar said for far too long ‘the cost and availability of insurance has been a problem for businesses, consumers and community and voluntary groups’. Photograph: PA

Perjury will be made easier to prosecute and the book of quantum will be replaced with new personal injury award guidelines as part of a plan to tackl(...)

Reach, the publisher of the Irish Daily Mirror, will complete a full takeover of the Irish Daily Star next week.

British newspaper publisher Reach has been cleared to buy the 50 per cent of the Irish Daily Star that it does not already own, with the deal expected(...)

Gardaí examine some of the goods seized. Photograph: Collins

Thousands of families across Ireland may have been spared Christmas heartache after a major counterfeiting ring selling fake and almost certainly unre(...)

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