Auction politics back with a vengeance

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe professes to be very proud of his rainy day fund and it is surely good that our Government has a sinking fund from which resources ...

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Investment fund with stake in country's toll roads may buy into Ringsend incinerator

A Dutch investment fund with shares in toll roads across the country is set to take a stake in the Ringsend incinerator in Dublin.

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Irishman's business falls victim to hackers after visit from Hollywood actor

An Irishman who was instrumental in bringing Hollywood actor George Clooney to Ireland for the first time claims his business has been the target of hackers since ...

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World Whiskey Day: Why more women should become Master Blenders, according to this Irish expert

Alex Thomas of The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey tells Sam Wylie-Harris how women can get a foot in the door of this male dominated industry.

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Kingspan chairman makes €44.5m from share sale

Kingspan founder and chairman Eugene Murtagh has made €44.5m from selling a tranche of his shares in the company.

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Shareholders back ICG board and pay levels

Shareholders in Irish Ferries-owner Irish Continental Group (ICG) have unanimously backed under-fire chairman John B. McGuckian and supported the group's executive ...

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CIT and UCC students win leadership prize at top US tech firm

Two students from Cork will travel to the US after winning an intensive executive mentorship programme with the leadership of tech firm Park Place Technologies.

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Tourism may be hampered by Brexit and VAT increases

Growth in 2019 could be half of official estimates as the effects of the recent VAT hike and the possibility of a hard Brexit may cost Irish tourism close to €1 ...

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My Job: NRF champions interests of all employees

Since its foundation almost a half-century ago, the National Recruitment Federation (NRF) has been tasked with providing support to its membership and promoting ...

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Amazon takes bite of Deliveroo in $575m funding round

The London-based food delivery firm has bagged investment from the tech giant.

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Profits fall at Cork fast food chain Dino’s

Pre-tax profits at Cork-based fast food group Dino’s fell by 12% to €783,913 last year.

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Women In Business Network: Values are so vital

Personal values are everything in business, Ciara Crossan, founder and CEO of WeddingDates, told this week’s Women In Business Network (WIBN) lunch, hosted ...

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Coolgrey is enjoying phenomenal growth

Creative concepts agency Coolgrey has appointed Karen Dillon as director of marketing services.

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KPMG week of in-house mental health awareness events

Experts from across the mental health field led events in KPMG’s offices in Belfast, Galway, Cork and Dublin to raise awareness about mental health in the ...

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Consumer interests: Ten steps to making a valid complaint

John Hearne outlines the steps you must take to ensure you’re not wasting your breath when complaining about a product or service.

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No Irish city 'responded to climate change survey request'

An international organisation that measures efforts by cities worldwide to cut carbon emissions said that no Irish city has responded to its survey.

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Trump's global trade bust-up is really all about politics

Back in 1817, the economist David Ricardo propounded and proved the law of comparative advantage.

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Sterling tumbles as May's exit plan stokes market fears of UK heading to crash out of EU

Sterling tumbled as Theresa May set down a timetable for her departure and setting up a leadership contest that may elect a hard line Brexiteer and increase the ...

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New KBC Bank chief says he's ‘comfortable’ with Irish share of mortgage market

The new boss of KBC Bank Ireland has said he is currently “comfortable” with its share of the Irish mortgage market and indicated he has ruled out selling ...

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Dundrum Town Centre owner opposes rival shopping development plan

The British and German owners of the Dundrum Town Centre - the largest shopping and leisure development in the country - are leading the opposition against plans ...

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External risks to Irish economic growth are increasing, economist warns

Upcoming national elections across Europe could ratchet up the external pressure on the Irish economy - already under threat from Brexit, potential global trade ...

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Software company Poppulo to create 125 jobs at Cork headquarters

Irish software company Poppulo plans to create 125 jobs at its Cork headquarters as part of an international expansion that will almost double its workforce within ...

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Thomas Cook shares nosedive on fresh profit warning as Brexit takes its toll

The group also said it had received ‘multiple’ bids for its airline.

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RebelCon to gather brightest and best of software engineering sector

THE future for software development in Ireland has never looked brighter, with companies of all sizes from multinationals to indigenous start-ups steadily expanding. ...

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Five banks fined €1.07bn by European Commission over foreign exchange cartel

Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Citigroup, JP Morgan and MUFG were fined by the EU antitrust group in two settlements.

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Software company to create 125 jobs in Cork

Irish internal communications software company Poppulo plans to create 125 jobs as part of an international expansion that will almost double its workforce within ...

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Huawei, 5G and the UK: key questions answered

US President Donald Trump has issued an executive order aimed at restricting Chinese firm Huawei from entering the country’s communications networks. Here ...

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GSK reassures staff as it sells Cork site to Thermo Fisher Scientific

Global Healthcare company GSK has reassured staff that there will be no job losses at its Cork plant in spite of an agreement to sell the site to Thermo Fisher Scientific. ...

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Fáilte Ireland promotes conference facilities outside Dublin in business tourism initiative

Conference facilities in regions outside of Dublin will be promoted by Fáilte Ireland as it aims to attract business tourism worth €58m.

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Northern Ireland most pessimistic about UK economy, report suggests

Energy bills and the cost of groceries were also among the most common worries for consumers in Northern Ireland, according to the report by Which?.

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UK Pension funds to offload assets in coming weeks

Britain’s company pension schemes, grappling with ageing former employees and low investment returns, may start to transfer their assets into new so-called ...

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Huawei hit by US export controls and potential import ban

The US has previously sounded warnings about Huawei’s efforts to expand into Europe.

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The 15 cities doing more than most to cut carbon

Cities, which are home to more than half the world’s population, are stepping up efforts to slash pollution, often wresting the fight against climate change ...

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Seanad calls for dedicated minister to represent SME sector

The Seanad has, on the back of recommendations from various business groups, called on the Government to introduce a junior ministerial role to represent SMEs, as ...

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B&Q owner Kingfisher misses targets for sales growth

B&Q stores owner Kingfisher missed forecasts for sales growth in its latest quarter, held back by the weak performance of its French businesses.

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CRH rival Lafargeholcim eyes US deals following Europe success

CRH rival Lafargeholcim is eyeing 10 acquisitions this year on the back of stronger-than-expected first quarter earnings and increased customer demand in the European ...

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Paddy Power calls for tighter global gambling regulations

Paddy Power-Betfair has called for tighter global regulations for the gambling industry as online betting becomes more prevalent.

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Irish exporters shake off Brexit and trade concern for now as clouds darken

Irish exporters appear to have shaken off concerns over Brexit and global trade wars — but only for the time being — while consumer spending remains ...

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Major jobs boost at indigenous Cork firm Crest Solutions

A Cork engineering and software firm has said it will create up to 180 new jobs after opening a new customer innovation centre.

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Irish banks should hike fees and commission to boost flagging profitability, says credit rating firm S&P

The days of Irish banks writing back large loan-loss provisions are coming to an end and it is “critical” for the lenders to hike fees and commissions ...

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Dell Technologies appoints new Irish general manager

Dell Technologies has appointed a new general manager for its Irish business as it increasingly focuses on emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence ...

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200 jobs could be at risk in the FAI, SIPTU warns

The trade union says it has received information that the FAI is in an "extremely precarious financial situation".

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Challenge over State's decision to allow farmed fishing of foreign oysters in Lough Swilly

A High Court challenge has been brought by a group representing oyster fishermen over a decision to grant licences allowing the farmed fishing of oysters in Lough ...

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Residential property prices rise by 3.9% in the year to March

The mid-west saw the largest growth at 11.9%, while the smallest rise was recorded in the mid-east at 1.6%.

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Consumer spending in April rises at slowest rate since January 2018

There was a modest rise in consumer spending in April when compared to growth in recent months.

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Asda could be floated on stock market after Sainsbury’s deal blocked

US owner Walmart said it is ‘seriously considering’ a stock market listing for the chain.

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Ford Ireland downsizing poses risk to Cork jobs

Ford Ireland are downsizing their operations in Cork with 31 jobs at risk.

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Uber fiasco may hit WeWork

A nightmarish debut by Uber complicates listing plans at other technology unicorns, particularly the breed of large-cap tech companies that counts WeWork as a member. ...

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Amazon take on click and collect with clothing chain Next

James Davey Amazon has teamed up with clothing chain Next to offer a network of stores where the online retail giant’s UK customers can collect their parcels. ...

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Vodafone slashing of dividend big blow to Irish shareholders

Vodafone’s dividend has cracked under the strain of falling revenue, soaring spectrum costs, and an €18.5bn acquisition, in a grim reality check for Europe’s ...

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