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Former London Met officer Simon O’Brien was appointed chairman of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission in 2011. Photograph: Eric Luke

The report compiled for the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) by a UK firm specialising in counter-surveillance quite clearly contain(...)

Simon O’Brien, chairman of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, leaving the meeting with the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter, at the Department oif Justice yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called for clarity at a Dáil committee hearing tomorrow about the suspected bugging incidents at the headquarters of t(...)

Simon O’Brien, chairman of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, arrives for a meeting with Alan Shatter at the Department of Justice yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has challenged the Garda Ombudsman Commission’s account of suspected bugging incidents at its headquarters, and de(...)

 A lucky winner of the lottery. The Government’s planned €405 million sale of the franchise to the Premier Lotteries consortium has been held up because of a dispute over the transfer arrangements.

The Labour Court has moved to reassure National Lottery workers on their future job security ahead of a key vote on the planned sale of the business. (...)

Proposal would cost Premier Lotteries about €22.5 million, on top of the €405 million it has already agreed to pay the Government for the licence.

Retailers are hoping to cash in on the State’s lottery privatisation by seeking a once-off “loyalty” payment of €15,000 each from the incoming operato(...)

A union vote by 111 lottery staff, who manage the multimillion weekly Lotto draws, produced a deadlock, with 53 workers backing the proposals, 53 opposing and five abstaining.

The State’s protracted lottery privatisation took a new twist yesterday when a crucial union vote on the transfer of the business ended in stalemate.A(...)

Britain’s financial watchdog fined State Street £22.9 million for deliberately overcharging its clients, and said the custody bank acted with “comp(...)

If the emerging markets deliver a major shock that spreads to Europe, then Mario Draghi’s famous promise to “do whatever it takes” to save the euro will, finally, be tested in combat.

One crisis after another. As hopes have risen for a normalisation of the world economy following the Great Financial Crisis, a new storm is brewing(...)

A South Koren dealer works in front of monitors at the Exchange Bank in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph. Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

Emerging market equities posted their largest drop in almost seven months today to lead a global stocks sell-off. Concerns about China’s economic slow(...)

Media gather at Mount Carmel Hospital, Churchtown, Dublin, on the news that a joint provisional liquidator has been appointed to the hospital. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Three hundred jobs will go as a result of the closure of Mount Carmel private hospital and many mothers due to give birth there have been left in an (...)

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