Google fined ‘record’ €2.42bn for ‘unfair shopping searches’

The European Commission has fined Google €2.42bn for abusing its dominant market position by giving illegal advantage in search results to its own comparison shopping service.

AIB listing provides the Irish Stock Exchange with the largest IPO in Europe in 2017

AIB’s listing on the main securities market has provided the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) with the largest IPO in Europe in 2017.

Great recession fears as bankers warn next global crash could arrive ‘with a vengeance’

A new financial crisis is brewing in the emerging economies and it could hit “with a vengeance”, an influential group of central bankers has warned.

Comment: Relaxing deposit rules just not an option, even if it means families must save up €83,000

We threw it away. Measures introduced two-and-a-half years ago by the Central Bank to curb runaway property inflation were only ever a temporary stop-gap.

Brexit uncertainty remains our chief economic challenge

Competitiveness concerns in Dublin, allied with the Brexit risk to rural Ireland, present the greatest risk to the economic outlook, according to a report published this morning.

Rush for mortgages is pushing up prices faster than in boom

Mortgages are squeezing out cash buyers in large numbers for the first time since the downturn, helping drive house price rises to boom-time levels across swathes of the country.

Brace yourself: health cover costs are going only one way

Insurance is one of life’s necessary evils with one-way traffic when it comes to premiums. Now the heads of the two biggest health insurers warn that costs could double over the next decade.

Theresa May outlines ‘generous offer’ to EU citizens in UK as Varadkar sets out Irish case

British Prime Minister Theresa May last night outlined a “fair” deal to reassure EU citizens about their status post-Brexit, as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar sought to highlight Ireland’s case at his first EU summit.

There may be more jobs than workers ‘if unemployment rate continues to drop’

Minister Paschal Donohoe has warned of possible “capacity constraints” in the labour market if the unemployment numbers continue to drop at the expected rate.

Dublin is still the second most expensive city in Eurozone for expats to live

The strengthening dollar against the euro means that Dublin – along with its fellow Eurozone members – have fallen down the rankings in terms of most expensive destinations for expatriates to locate to.

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