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There were fears that if the outage was prolonged long queues would form and ATM machines would run out of money. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

Visa has declined to clarify whether customers negatively affected by its “system failure” on Friday will receive compensation. A Visa card outage ca(...)

No one is going to thank you for giving them  a  voucher with ridiculously restrictive terms and conditions for Christmas. Photograph: iStock

Despite the fact that the voucher industry in Ireland is worth hundreds of millions of euro, it is almost completely unregulated. Retailers can impose(...)

The tracker mortgage scandal has been described as one of the greatest financial swindles in the history of the State. Photograph: iStock

Among the many harsh – and sometimes heartbreaking – lessons we’ve learned from the tracker mortgage scandal that continues to unfold in the corridors(...)

Increasing the price of a litre of diesel by 10 cent to close the price gap between it and petrol would add about €140 on to the annual cost of driving for diesel motorists. Photograph:  Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Irish motorists who drive diesel cars could be hit with an annual tax increase of almost €140 if the Government moves to bring car fuel prices in line(...)

U2 perform during their Joshua Tree Tour, at Twickenham Stadium, London on July 8th. The tour comes to Dublin on July 22nd. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

U2 are bringing the Joshua Tree Tour to Dublin this weekend, the only Irish stop on the tour that will reach 2.4 million fans. Croke Park has been a f(...)

Ed Sheeran: hotel price rises around dates for seven Irish concerts in 2018. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Hotels in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Belfast have increased their prices by up to €300 to coincide with pop star Ed Sheeran’s seven-date Irish tour in 2(...)

Many TDs have expressed anger at the Government’s move to remove the flat fee waste collection system in favour of pay-by-weight or pay-by-lift system. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin has published a Private Members Bill objecting to the “new punitive bin charges regime” and is calling on the Government to immediately with(...)

Consumers’ Association of Ireland chief executive Dermott Jewell is among the four new appointees to the Financial Services Ombudsman Council.

Four new members have been appointed to the council that prescribes guidelines under which the financial services ombudsman operates. The appointme(...)

To profit  from Black Friday, consumers should eschew cheap-as-chips deals and focus on big-ticket items. Photograph:  Rob Stothard/Getty Images

Black Friday did not exist in Ireland less than five years ago but it has now been embraced with so much gusto by so many shoppers and retailers that (...)

Disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong was scheduled to be the final keynote speaker at the day-long the sport and tech conference Friday. Photograph: Cooper Neill/Getty Images

People looking for a refund for their tickets for Friday’s One Zero event after Lance Armstrong suddenly withdrew have been left in limbo after organi(...)

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