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A decade ago, Matthias Wissman became head of the VDA, the German auto industry’s lobby group, a high-profile position requiring guile, brass neck and an enviable contacts book. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Matthias Wissmann glides into the Berlin conference room with a choirboy smile, owlish eyes behind round glasses and chestnut brown hair that belies h(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe during a media briefing on the tracker mortgage scandal. Photograph:  Collins

The behaviour of the banks has caused people to take their own lives, a solicitor who settled a tracker mortgage case last month has claimed. Ballyh(...)

Permanent TSB chief executive Jeremy Masding and chairman Robert Elliott leaving the Department of Finance earlier this week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The solicitor behind Thursday’s tracker mortgage settlement is urging every property owner to check the terms of their mortgage – be it a tracker or n(...)

Permanent TSB chief executive Jeremy Masding. The bank has settled what is believed to be the first tracker mortgage redress case to come before the courts. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

A customer of Permanent TSB has settled a case with the bank in what is understood to be one of the first successful tracker mortgage cases taken sinc(...)

Activists protest in front of federal ministry of transport in Berlin prior to the diesel conference. Photograph: Steffi Loos/Getty Images

Software fixes to lower harmful emissions from diesel car engines are likely to contravene European Union law, according to an Irish lawyer involved i(...)

Volkswagen cars inside a delivery tower in Wolfsburg. Multibillion-euro settlements over the emissions scandal will rob German car companies of R&D funds. Photograph:Michael Sohn/AP

A Berlin equivalent of Fianna Fáil’s notorious – and defunct – Galway races tent is the summer party of the VDA, the lobby group of Germany’s carmaker(...)

 Scania AB factory  in Sodertalje, Sweden: While no finding has been make against Scania, an investigation by the European Commission into  the company is  ongoing and Irish hauliers have taken  proceedings  against the   truck manufacturer. Photographer: Erik Abel/Bloomberg

Dozens of damages claims by Irish hauliers against Europe’s biggest truck manufacturers over alleged anti-competitive practices have come before the H(...)

A Volkswagen car dealership in San Diego, California: Along with a $4.3bn settlement  with the US justice department and EPA,  VW will plead guilty to charges, including wire fraud and violating the US Clean Air Act. Photograph: Reuters/Mike Blake

Oliver Schmidt’s decision to holiday in Florida now seems foolhardy. As a senior VW manager linked to the firm’s diesel emissions scandal, a vacation (...)

Car manufacturing giant Volkswagen has launched a High Court challenge aimed at halting an action against it before Castlebar District Court. Eithne (...)

The growing number of court cases over the Volkswagen emissions scandal highlights the need for class actio n lawsuits, according to Independent MEP Marian, Harkin.

The growing number of court cases over the Volkswagen emissions scandal highlights the need in Europe for class action lawsuits, according to Independ(...)

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