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Hilco bought Homebase for £1 in 2018 from its Australian owner. Photograph: iStock

The restructuring group Hilco took a £25 million (€30 million) dividend payment from the DIY chain Homebase in 2020 despite accepting at least £10.6 m(...)

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien: The  €139 million wastewater treatment plant for Arklow is “a hugely important step to rectifying the unacceptable situation” whereby the town’s waste water is piped untreated into the Avoca. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Twelve towns and villages across Ireland will continue discharging raw sewage into open waters after 2024 due to ongoing delays by Irish Water in conn(...)

Electricity suppliers  have been increasing prices since March as wholesale charges rose on the back of increased demand and rising oil costs.

Electricity prices will increase as the Republic bids to cut greenhouse gas emissions, regulators told politicians on Tuesday. The news comes days a(...)

Greater clarity on Irish Water’s ‘remedial action list’ of problematic water supplies that pose the most risk to consumers is required, the Water Advisory Body (WAB) has said.

Greater clarity on Irish Water’s “remedial action list” of problematic water supplies that pose the most risk to consumers is required, the Water Advi(...)

Ringsend waste water treatment plant treats some 40 per cent of Ireland’s public waste water but is operating at over capacity and not in compliance with national and EU environmental regulations.

Irish Water has been strongly criticised for failing to adequately address discharges of untreated sewage at many locations around the country and mak(...)

Seaspray Private is aimed at families with more than €500,000 of free cash and typically with total assets of more than €2.5m. File photograph: Getty

Seaspray Financial has tapped three former Bank of Ireland Private Banking staff to set up a wealth management unit. The company is an independent inv(...)

The operation of Leixlip Water Treatment Plant which supplies water to 600,000 people in the greater Dublin area, including parts of Kildare and Meath, has been strongly criticised by the Government’s Water Advisory Body. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The operation of Leixlip Water Treatment Plant which supplies water to 600,000 people in the greater Dublin area, including parts of Kildare and Meath(...)

The Q City business park in Hyderabad, India, which has been seized by local authorities from IBRC

India’s financial crime agency has seized control of Q City, an estimated $80 million office park in Hyderabad formerly owned by the family of Sean Qu(...)

Irish Water is regulated by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland’s independent energy and water regulator paid €202,638 in bonuses to staff in 2017 as its deficit reduced by 15 per cent to €1.09 million. Th(...)

BAI  chief executive Michael O’Keeffe suggested he had no interest in asking ministers for extra powers to apply updated ownership and control rules on existing media owners. Photograph by Matt Kavanagh

Who remembers March 1991? Mary Robinson was three months into her presidency, while the United States had just obliterated Saddam Hussein’s army in th(...)

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