Meeting up with Phil Hogan in Dublin in recent days, there was clearly an awareness of the importance and challenges his new portfolio of EU Trade Commissioner carried, not least because of the tense time in Brexit negotiations, but also because of the instability and tension in global trade.
The Referendum Commission started printing its guide to last year’s blasphemy referendum a week before the Government had announced the polling day - because it feared it would not have enough time to produce the leaflets due to the delay in declaring the date.
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe’s budget still runs the risk of breaching EU rules but Ireland appears to be out of any danger of facing sanctions when European finance ministers meet early next month, a report by Commission officials suggests.
The chief executive of IDA Ireland has labelled the European Commission's threat to take legal action if Ireland fails to resolve the Apple tax controversy as "unwarranted, unfounded and contradictory".
The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission cannot examine all 100,000 emails of a senior executive of cement giant CRH copied by it following a “dawn raid” as part of an investigation into alleged anti-competitive practices, the Supreme Court has ruled.
There is not enough social housing to allow for “widespread repossessions” and the new mortgage-to-rent scheme offers the best way of tackling the huge backlog in mortgage arrears, Davy Stockbrokers has said.