IDA takes legal action, alcohol price warning and Karlin Lillington’s best stories


IDA Ireland takes legal action against the Information Commissioner to appeal an access to information decision to disclose the results of an investigation of multinational companies to a journalist. Arthur Beesley reports.

The group of companies that owns, operates and develops real estate in PGA Catalunya, the golf resort of Denis O’Brien near the Catalan city of Girona, reduced its operating losses last year despite the impact of Covid-19. Mark Paul has the details.

There has been a marked increase in the number of people buying tax-free alcohol and new minimum unit price laws in the coming weeks will only exacerbate this situation and push consumers north, retailers have warned. Colin Gleeson reports.

Irish retailer Dubray Books obtained temporary concessions from owners on rents for its stores worth € 244,000 during the pandemic, according to its latest abridged accounts, writes Ciarán Hancock.

The Irish branch of Free Now got a large cash injection last year when its parent company opted to waive an annual charge of $ 6 million, allowing the company to reinvest the money at a critical time for the business. Charlie Taylor reports.

French biopharmaceutical company Ipsen Ireland is investing 27 million euros in its Blanchardstown, Dublin site, the second expansion of the site this year, writes Ciara O’Brien.

From metaverse to mRNA technology, Karling Lillington lists it great stories of 2021.

Cantillon wonders if Joe Biden’s political problems could jeopardize the OECD Corporate Tax Agreement, warns us that there may be a problem with one of the Covid support schemes and ask a Irish-led SPAC has found ‘secret sauce’ in Belgian deal?

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