Peter O’Dwyer

Peter O’Dwyer

Minister warns TDs of ‘catastrophe’ if bill on judicial panel to set injury award guidelines gets delayed

Minister warns TDs of ‘catastrophe’ if bill on judicial panel to set injury award guidelines gets delayed

Junior finance minister Michael D’Arcy has said he hopes the bill will complete report stage in a single day this week and be passed into law by the time the Dáil breaks for summer on July 11

Telcos get €6.6m in refunds from ComReg

Telcos get €6.6m in refunds from ComReg

Five bidders were successful in the communication regulator’s 3.6 GHz licence award auction in 2017 but several existing operators continue to hold licences to use the spectrum

Broadband plan ‘won’t mean cuts or tax hikes’, says government

Broadband plan ‘won’t mean cuts or tax hikes’, says government

The government has insisted that the huge capital outlay required to deliver the project will be funded entirely from future revenues rather than through tax increases or abandoning other capital projects

Irish telcos use Huawei in face of Trump claims

Irish telcos use Huawei in face of Trump claims

Many firms are sticking with the Chinese company despite its recent rows with the US

Whistleblowers allege 237 breaches of financial rules

Whistleblowers allege 237 breaches of financial rules

The number of people complaining of alleged regulatory wrongdoing has risen significantly each year since introduction of new laws in 2014

D’Arcy defends the government’s track record on insurance

D’Arcy defends the government’s track record on insurance

Michael D’Arcy mounted a robust defence of the government’s track record on insurance reform ...

Failing to get a measure of insurance fraud

Failing to get a measure of insurance fraud

It’s a case of pass the parcel of blame, as vested interests just can’t agree on how to combat what they all agree is a scourge

Broadband test network connects just 100 customers so far

Broadband test network connects just 100 customers so far

A test network built to prove the capacity of the preferred bidder to deliver the €6 billion Na...

Government to insurers: slash premiums if you want injury payouts reduced

Government to insurers: slash premiums if you want injury payouts reduced

Insurers sent 760 cases of suspected fraudulent claims to Gardaí in 2018: 18 solicitors undertake to stop using compo claim harvesting websites

Charity warns HSE not to cut family unit at Children’s Hospital

Charity warns HSE not to cut family unit at Children’s Hospital

The charity part-funding an accommodation unit for families of sick children at the new National ...

Donohoe keeps Team Ireland in play as tax reform pressure mounts

Donohoe keeps Team Ireland in play as tax reform pressure mounts

So far, Ireland has kept EU moves against tax avoidance working in our favour, but now the gloves are off

Little real progress in insurance reform despite government’s efforts

Little real progress in insurance reform despite government’s efforts

The cost of motor premiums has eased, but the cost of public liabilty and employer’s liability has soared, forcing some out of business altogether

How other countries manage to cap personal injury payouts

How other countries manage to cap personal injury payouts

A whiplash claimant in Britain gets just one-fifth of the payout received by their Irish counterpart, writes Peter O’Dwyer

Fare wars: How an empire strikes back

Fare wars: How an empire strikes back

After a grim 18 months, the low-cost carrier is once again experiencing the sort of relentless growth that analysts liken to the ‘Terminator’

McCourt and partner to split control of rural broadband firm

McCourt and partner to split control of rural broadband firm

Upfront equity of €175 million being provided entirely by Walter Scott Jr’s Tetrad Corporation; Government to probe financial standing of bidder