The sudden drop in markets as the Covid-19 crisis unfolded prompted some people to move their money from cash deposits to investment options that might, just might, yield better returns. Photograph:  EPA/ Kimimasa Mayama

Every time the stock market goes into meltdown, people start to wonder if, rather than demonstrating the hair-raising volatility of share trading, it (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: If the CCPC steps in, it will look like the party-pooper that stopped motor customers getting rebates in a crisis. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, called in the insurance industry recently to pressure it to offer motor rebates during the Covid-19 crisis.(...)

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty described the situation as ‘unparalleled in our nation’s history’. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

More than one million people are now receiving some sort of State income support, Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has said. The Departm(...)

If the coronavirus has put your holiday plans in limbo, can you at least get your money back? Photograph: iStock

Oh, the plans we had – concerts, staycations, city breaks, exercise classes, Irish college, package holidays, post-Leaving Cert bashes – but then alon(...)

Why is Aer Lingus continuing flights to the US when we are advised against non-essential travel and currently denied entry into the US anyway? Photograph: iStock

With thousands of people falling ill in Ireland in recent days and far too many people losing their lives as a result of the coronavirus pandemic at h(...)

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) issued a warning to consumers in relation to a website called whatadeal.ie. Image: iStock

Ireland’s leading consumer agency has warned about a website that has listed a range of hand sanitiser products for sale. In an unusual move the Comp(...)

One tried and tested way to grow a business is to buy another

One tried and tested way to grow a business is to buy another. Before you can do that, however, you’ve got to satisfy the local competition authority.(...)

More than half the population own a credit card but  58 per cent don’t know what interest they pay.  Photograph: iStock

The majority of people who own a credit card don’t know what interest rate they may have to pay, a survey commissioned by a credit union lobby group h(...)

Music festival Longitude is run by MCD.

Concert promoter MCD has said that dealing with regulatory investigations into the sale of half the company to a joint venture with Live Nation cost €(...)

By taking  meaningful steps towards making education genuinely free, a future education minister would almost guarantee that his or her  name would be remembered for decades

Election manifestos have been coming thick and fast over recent days, and politicians have been falling over themselves to make promises that they say(...)

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