The drawn-out wrangling over the 'fiscal cliff' in Washington couldn’t have happened in Ireland. Getting a bill passed in Europe is a straightforward exercise for one simple reason: parliamentary democracy. But caution: Such a system also helped cause Europe's debt woes.
The European Court of Justice overturned a Belgian court's injunction in what experts say is a victory for Internet providers and users over proponents of tighter copyright controls online.
Some speculate it comes as a result of the company's wider difficulties
Irish companies’ agreement to voluntarily deny filesharers Internet service seen as potential model.
Isle of Man considers unlimited downloads as Ireland pulls plugs.