Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg,  the company’s partnerships and  marketing vice president Dan Rose  and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg: Channel 4’s “Dispatches” report  helped  explain why so much appalling content  is still featured and shared on the  site. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

It hasn’t been a good week for the overlords of the internet. On Tuesday, Facebook was exposed by the Channel 4 Dispatches programme for flouting its(...)

 EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager, from Denmark, speaks at a news conference on the concurrence case with Google Android at the European commission in Brussels.

Google has just received a record fine from the European Commission and been ordered to change the way in which it puts search and other apps on Andro(...)

31/01/2017 - FINANCE- Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, at the European Commission Representation to Ireland, Lower Mount Street,  Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Nama does not charge interest at less than market rates when it lends developers money to build homes, according to the EU competition commissioner, M(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe in Davos. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe rejected claims at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos that the Republic was driving a tax “race to the b(...)

George Soros was speaking in Davos on Thursday. Photograph: Getty

George Soros said Facebook and Google are almost monopolies and have purposely fostered addiction among users. “They deliberately engineer addiction (...)

Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has been critical of the State’s corporate tax regime.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe insisted at the World Economic Forum annual conference in Davos on Thursday that Ireland has no intention of bein(...)

 EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager: Nama’s activities did not breach EU rules

Developers accused the European Commission of missing the point after Brussels ruled against their challenge to the Government decision to allow State(...)

Chips are down: EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager announcing an anti-trust fine against Qualcomm Photograph: Getty

Qualcomm’s €997 million fine for breaching antitrust rules is just the latest in a long list of financial penalties dished out by EU competition commi(...)

Apple’s  campus in Cupertino, California. The tech company  built up an offshore cash pile of over $250 billion from profits earned offshore over many years, the bulk of them booked through Irish subsidiaries. Photograph: Jim Wilson/New York Times

Apple is unlikely to get a write-down of its US tax bill to fully reflect any payment made to Ireland, if the European courts dismiss the appeals whic(...)

In January, UK prime minister Theresa May confirms Britain will leave the single market after Brexit.  Controls on the Border appear likely to return. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

JANUARY Martin McGuinness resigns as deputy first minister of Northern Ireland following a “cash-for-ash” scandal involving first minister Arlene Fo(...)

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