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Bank inquiry hobbled before it begins

Posted on by David Murphy

It is still some months before the bank inquiry will commence public hearings – but what we are learning about its scope and design gets worse by the week. The latest blow is that the investigation won’t be able to probe … Continue reading

ESOF 2014: What to expect

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody Robotic warfare. Big data. The Arctic. Drugs. Mining the Moon. Smart pills. Antibiotic resistance. Just a tiny handful of the weighty topics that will be grappled with in Copenhagen over the coming … Continue reading

Taxdodger News – Brussels edition

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Economics Correspondent Sean Whelan The Brussels Economic Forum was on earlier this week: I was there hoping to hear ideas on how to refloat the European economy. Meanwhile across the road, the European Commission opened a new front on … Continue reading

Netflix and the battle for net-neutrality

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody The latest monthly index from movie and TV streaming, Netflix, which ranks which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) it claims provide the best prime time Netflix streaming experience in Ireland, makes interesting reading. … Continue reading

What does Wilbur Ross’ BoI sell-off mean for the taxpayer?

Posted on by David Murphy

  Many investors will be unnerved by the unexpected decision of Wilbur Ross, the billionaire US, to sell his entire stake in Bank of Ireland. His move to buy the stake three years ago rescued the company from full State … Continue reading

The pros and cons of “the right to be forgotten”

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody Admit it. At some point you’ve Googled your own name, just to see what pops up. It’s an interesting exercise. Google my name, for example, and among the results returned is a … Continue reading

Nobody doing anything to prevent another insurance collapse

Posted on by David Murphy

By Business Editor David Murphy The 75,000 unfortunate policyholders who bought insurance with Setanta have been treated terribly. What is worse is the fact that nothing is being done to prevent a repeat of the calamity.

Tackling misleading broadband speeds

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody It’s a bugbear of broadband users everywhere. The Internet Service Provider’s (ISP’s) ad, marketing material or contract promises that when using their broadband product the consumer will enjoy download speeds of “up … Continue reading

What is O’Brien’s motivation to put Cowen on the Topaz board?

Posted on by David Murphy

By Business Editor David Murphy So why would Denis O’Brien want Brian Cowen to join the board at Topaz? Part of the answer came on the same day as the announcement that the former Taoiseach was appointed as a non-executive … Continue reading

Putting coding on the curriculum

Posted on by Will Goodbody

  By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody This week saw the inaugural Tech Week Ireland taking place. Run by the Irish Computer Society (ICS) with support from ICS Skills and Science Foundation Ireland: Discover, its aim is to … Continue reading

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