Paddy Power and  Betfair  plan to merge to create one of the world’s biggest gambling groups.

Paddy Power’s €8 billion merger with Betfair faces a possible setback as the State’s competition watchdog could delay a decision on the deal until we(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald:  Amendments, likely to be some of the final changes to the Bill, were signed off by Ministers and will be published on Wednesday. Photograph: The Irish Times

The State’s consumer and competition watchdog has accused Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald of granting the legal profession a “veto” over refor(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: said reforms “represent substantial progress”.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has defended her legal reforms as “pragmatic” in the face of criticism from a State watchdog which alleged sh(...)

Staunton Sports, the company behind Elverys, operates a chain of more than 50 shops selling branded leisurewear, footwear and sports goods and equipment around Ireland

The proposed acquisition of Cork retailer Mahers Sports by Elverys Sports has been notified to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCP(...)

Apple chief executive Tim Cook speaking at the Philosophical Society in  Trinity College Dublin last week. Photograph: Eric Luke

Marriage equality is set to attract more investment into Ireland, Apple chief executive Tim Cook has told the Sunday Independent. “It will lead to man(...)

Greenpeace activists demonstrate at the entrance to the Volkswagen (VW) plant in Wolfsburg. Photograph:  Peter Steffen/Getty Images

A formal investigation into Volkswagen and its operation in the Republic has been launched by Ireland’s consumer watchdog in the wake of disclosures a(...)

Irish hotel prices could start to fall after Europe’s largest online travel agent platform was rapped over the knuckles and forced to change its polic(...)

Google’s builing on Barrow St, Dublin. It is understood that one of the projects undertaken by the flooring contractor  was for Google.  Photograph: Paul McErlane/Bloomberg

One of the largest industrial flooring contractor companies in the State, and a former director, are facing trial on charges of alleged price-fixing a(...)

The competition watchdog seized thousands of documents when it raided the offices of Irish Cement, a subsidiary of industrial giant CRH. Photograph: The Irish Times

The State’s competition watchdog will go to the High Court next month as part of its probe into alleged anti-competitive practices in the cement indus(...)

 Commission chairwoman Isolde Goggin: searches are part of an ongoing investigation that is expected to take some time. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A competition investigation launched last week with a raid on the offices of CRH subsidiary Irish Cement is looking for evidence it is abusing a domi(...)

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