As a parent, it is hard not to wonder exactly what you’re doing when you put a smartphone into your child’s hands for the first time. Photograph: iStock

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Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton. Last year, the Irish Competition Authority approved the merger of Manwin and RK Netmedia; the Minister had the power to  block the merger if he believed it was in the public interest to do so, but he did not act on this occasion.  Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

The internet porn empire that recently set up a series of companies in Ireland is at the centre of two investigations in Germa(...)