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An FBI raid on offices in the US. In April Leo Varadkar promised  that the Government would “beef up the role of the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement” to make it a “a sort of Irish FBI, if one likes, when it comes to white-collar crime”. Photograph: Getty Images

This week David Drumm, former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank, was held to account for his criminality during the banking crisis. It only took the(...)

Diarmuid Gavin, with the type of plants that will be for sale in Dunnes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The corporate headquarters of Dunnes Stores, which hides in plain sight behind a glass door on Dublin’s South Great George’s Street, is virgin territo(...)

Blaine Callard, chief executive of Harvey Norman in Ireland, argues that the dystopian retail apocalypse narrative is an invention of Silicon Valley and an awestruck media. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Blaine Callard, the ebullient chief executive in Ireland of Harvey Norman, strode on stage on Wednesday at a Dublin retail conference and looked his a(...)

Google says it banned all abortion referendum ads, even domestic ones, to protect “election integrity”. It is not terribly reassuring to think such action could be outsourced to a US company. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

If you are a Yes supporter in the upcoming abortion vote, you may have punched the air on Wednesday when Google, just 16 days from polling day, sudden(...)

The Cayman Islands’ premier said the UK move to open up company directorship registers in overseas territories smacked of “colonial despotism”. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

This week’s move by the British government to direct its 14 overseas territories, places such as the Cayman Islands and Bermuda, to whip the kimono f(...)

The aggression the Smyths brothers showed in the chain’s UK expansion indicates they are unlikely to be overawed at the prospect of being catapulted into the heart of the European market.  Photograph: Frank Miller

It’s a long way from Claremorris to Cologne. But we shouldn’t have to wait too long to find out how the Smyth toy-retailing family intends bridging i(...)

 The Connacht side of the  Shannon outside Athlone. Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands’ evocation of the river within a green love heart is  an especially clever idea

We have given enough stick to the State’s tourism policymakers on these pages over the last two years for their terrible neglect of the midlands. So i(...)

One of the more intriguing subplots in the shocking Independent News & Media (INM) data breach concerns the involvement of a former Irish Army mem(...)

The researchers estimate that more than 7 per cent of charitable donations by corporate foundations are intended to buy political leverage. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Corporate philanthropy, business leaders would have us believe, is the ringing voice of a company’s social conscience. ExxonMobil may stand accused of(...)

Veiled demonstrators hold photographs of those killed at Sandy Hook elementary school during the March for Our Lives in New York last weekend, which was largely organised on Facebook and Twitter. Photograph: Todd Heisler/New York Times

I don’t need to tell you that something is wrong with social media. You’ve probably experienced it yourself. Maybe it’s the way you feel while scrolli(...)

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