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AIB chief tells Government it's a good time to sell the bank
AIB chief tells Government it's a good time to sell the bank

AIB chief tells Government it's a good time to sell the bank

AIB's chief executive Bernard Byrne has said the Government should consider selling its remaining 71pc stake in the bailed-out lenders, while market conditions are good....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
ECB sticks with QE but lifts its growth forecast
ECB sticks with QE but lifts its growth forecast

ECB sticks with QE but lifts its growth forecast

The European Central Bank (ECB) raised growth and inflation forecasts for the euro area yesterday but stuck to its pledge to provide stimulus for as long as needed, predicting inflation wo...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Vulture funds may need partner to bid for Redwood loans
Vulture funds may need partner to bid for Redwood loans

Vulture funds may need partner to bid for Redwood loans

AIB has launched the sale of its mammoth €3.7bn Redwood loan portfolio in the largest transaction of its type ever undertaken by the bank....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Investors turned away as State borrows €500m
Investors turned away as State borrows €500m

Investors turned away as State borrows €500m

The State was again able to borrow money in the markets at a so-called negative interest rate yesterday, meaning that instead of paying to borrow, it costs the bondholders to hold the debt...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Inside Apple's core: the vital cog that is Cork
Inside Apple's core: the vital cog that is Cork

Inside Apple's core: the vital cog that is Cork

To the European Commission and financial newspaper pages, Apple's Cork presence is often spoken of primarily in terms of tax....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Accenture gets creative with Irish M&A
Accenture gets creative with Irish M&A

Accenture gets creative with Irish M&A

Consulting giant Accenture has agreed a deal to buy Irish ad agency Rothco as it increases a shift into the creative sector....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Department 'doesn't know' when IBRC wind-up will end
Department 'doesn't know' when IBRC wind-up will end

Department 'doesn't know' when IBRC wind-up will end

The Department of Finance has "no idea" how long the special liquidation of IBRC will continue because of the scale of the litigation involved....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Profits soar to €9.2m at Galway Clinic
Profits soar to €9.2m at Galway Clinic

Profits soar to €9.2m at Galway Clinic

Pre-tax profits at the Galway Clinic rose by 29pc to €9.29m last year....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
French offer €200m higher than Eir 'fair value'
French offer €200m higher than Eir 'fair value'

French offer €200m higher than Eir 'fair value'

The €1.5bn equity valuation thought to be placed on telecoms firm Eir as French billionaire Xavier Niel circles the telco is almost €200m more than the valuation placed on the company duri...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Aryzta says it shouldn't pay for immigration raid
Aryzta says it shouldn't pay for immigration raid

Aryzta says it shouldn't pay for immigration raid

Aryzta has insisted that a former customer in the US is not entitled to any damages after a crackdown by immigration authorities disrupted production at one of the Swiss/Irish group's majo...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Ó Ríordáin to steps down as DAA chairman
Ó Ríordáin to steps down as DAA chairman

Ó Ríordáin to steps down as DAA chairman

DAA chairman Pádraig Ó Ríordáin has informed the Board of the company that he will step down from the Board in mid-January 2018 on the expiry of his current term of office....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Glenveagh buys site for 450 homes in Dublin
Glenveagh buys site for 450 homes in Dublin

Glenveagh buys site for 450 homes in Dublin

House builder Glenveagh Properties has signed a contract to buy a two hectare site in Dublin's North Docklands with the potential to deliver at least 450 residential units....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
6,000 workers, 90 nationalities: 8 facts about the key Irish plant
6,000 workers, 90 nationalities: 8 facts about the key Irish plant

6,000 workers, 90 nationalities: 8 facts about the key Irish plant

1. Apple has a higher percentage of remote workers in Ireland than almost any other big tech company...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Gerry Barrett-linked Galway firms exit examinership
Gerry Barrett-linked Galway firms exit examinership

Gerry Barrett-linked Galway firms exit examinership

The High Court has approved survival schemes for seven companies, employing 330, that are controlled by Galway businessman Gerry Barrett....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
European stock markets fail to shine
European stock markets fail to shine

European stock markets fail to shine

European stock market indices fell yesterday despite a slew of good economic news on both sides of the Atlantic and the ECB keeping interest rates unchanged....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
So far, so tentatively good - but the real Brexit test now looms into view
So far, so tentatively good - but the real Brexit test now looms into view

So far, so tentatively good - but the real Brexit test now looms into view

Donald Tusk did not bother shoehorning fragments of pop songs into his message. Not this time....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
No backtracking on Brexit Border deal, warns Taoiseach
No backtracking on Brexit Border deal, warns Taoiseach

No backtracking on Brexit Border deal, warns Taoiseach

The Taoiseach has sent his strongest warning yet there can be no reneging on the Brexit deal on the Irish Border....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Patrick Kent wins ICSA Presidential election by narrow margin
Patrick Kent wins ICSA Presidential election by narrow margin

Patrick Kent wins ICSA Presidential election by narrow margin

The ICSA has elected a new president after a tightly-fought battle to lead the farming organisation...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:44:58
Half finished biomass plant set to be supplied by farmers up for sale
Half finished biomass plant set to be supplied by farmers up for sale

Half finished biomass plant set to be supplied by farmers up for sale

An unfinished biomass power plant in Co Mayo into which almost €100m had been ploughed before the company behind it went into liquidation last year, could fetch around €10m after being put...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:00:00
Almost €80k overpaid to Northern Ireland farmer won't be recouped - Department
Almost €80k overpaid to Northern Ireland farmer won't be recouped - Department

Almost €80k overpaid to Northern Ireland farmer won't be recouped - Department

Overpayments to farmers amounting to £5million will not happen again, a Stormont department has pledged....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:01:49
Almost €80k overpaid to Northern Ireland farmer won't be recouped - Department
Almost €80k overpaid to Northern Ireland farmer won't be recouped - Department

Almost €80k overpaid to Northern Ireland farmer won't be recouped - Department

Overpayments to farmers amounting to £5million will not happen again, a Stormont department has pledged....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:00:00
ECB keeps policy unchanged, leaving money taps wide open
ECB keeps policy unchanged, leaving money taps wide open

ECB keeps policy unchanged, leaving money taps wide open

The European Central Bank kept its ultra-easy policy stance unchanged, promising to hold rates low for an extended period and even maintaining a pledge to provide more stimulus if needed....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:16:01
New malting barley package negotiated with Boortmalt 'positive' - IFA
New malting barley package negotiated with Boortmalt 'positive' - IFA

New malting barley package negotiated with Boortmalt 'positive' - IFA

IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has said the malting barley package negotiated with Boortmalt for next year is positive and includes significant new measures....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:15:19
BoE states Brexit-fuelled inflation 'close to its peak' as interest rates on hold at 0.5pc
BoE states Brexit-fuelled inflation 'close to its peak' as interest rates on hold at 0.5pc

BoE states Brexit-fuelled inflation 'close to its peak' as interest rates on hold at 0.5pc

The Bank of England has said Brexit-fuelled inflation is "close to its peak" as it kept interest rates on hold after the first hike for a decade last month....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:08:44
Beef Trade: Heifer prices hit €4.10/kg as seasonal rush kicks in
Beef Trade: Heifer prices hit €4.10/kg as seasonal rush kicks in

Beef Trade: Heifer prices hit €4.10/kg as seasonal rush kicks in

Factory bosses and agents I spoke to over the weekend managed to obscure what might be achievable on prices by placing a lot of emphasis instead on the kill figure which last week stood at...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:00:00
Government should sell more of its remaining 71pc stake in bailed-out lenders - AIB CEO
Government should sell more of its remaining 71pc stake in bailed-out lenders - AIB CEO

Government should sell more of its remaining 71pc stake in bailed-out lenders - AIB CEO

AIB ceo Bernard Byrne said the Government should sell more of its remaining 71pc stake in the bailed-out lenders, while market conditions are good....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:41:46
Planners slam GLAS training cash delays
Planners slam GLAS training cash delays

Planners slam GLAS training cash delays

Agricultural consultants have accused the Department of Agriculture of failing to honour a commitment to pay GLAS applicants within 40 days of completing the scheme's one-day training cour...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:00:00
Tánaiste says Brexit transition period could take 'up to five years'
Tánaiste says Brexit transition period could take 'up to five years'

Tánaiste says Brexit transition period could take 'up to five years'

TÁNAISTE Simon Coveney has said the transition period for the UK exiting the EU could last between four and five years....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:41:31
Disney to buy businesses from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox for $52.4bn in stock
Disney to buy businesses from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox for $52.4bn in stock

Disney to buy businesses from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox for $52.4bn in stock

Walt Disney has agreed to buy film, TV and international assets from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc for $52.4bn as Disney seeks greater scale to tackle growing competition f...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:12:05
Concerns remain over ferry for live exports next spring
Concerns remain over ferry for live exports next spring

Concerns remain over ferry for live exports next spring

Ferry company Stena Line is continuing to look at options to replace the main ship carrying live exports as it docks for repairs in the springtime....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:00:00
Vodafone service issue resolved as customers able to send and receive text messages
Vodafone service issue resolved as customers able to send and receive text messages

Vodafone service issue resolved as customers able to send and receive text messages

A number of Vodafone customers experienced connection difficulties with the mobile service on Thursday....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:54:07
More people working in IT while numbers looking after the home drops - Census 2016
More people working in IT while numbers looking after the home drops - Census 2016

More people working in IT while numbers looking after the home drops - Census 2016

The number of people working in IT has risen by more than 55pc since 2011, Census 2016 reveals....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:25:43
Higher rents and increased utility costs drive consumer prices up 0.5pc annually
Higher rents and increased utility costs drive consumer prices up 0.5pc annually

Higher rents and increased utility costs drive consumer prices up 0.5pc annually

Consumer prices rose 0.5pc in November compared with the same period in 2016....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:21:55
NTMA taps investors for €500m of treasury bills
NTMA taps investors for €500m of treasury bills

NTMA taps investors for €500m of treasury bills

The State has again been able to borrow money in the markets at a so called negative interest rate, meaning that instead of paying to borrow, it costs the bondholders to hold the low risk ...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:51:44
DAA chairman Pádraig Ó Ríordáin to step down from role early 2018
DAA chairman Pádraig Ó Ríordáin to step down from role early 2018

DAA chairman Pádraig Ó Ríordáin to step down from role early 2018

DAA Chairman Pádraig Ó Ríordáin will step down from the board in mid-January 2018 on the expiry of his current term of office....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:40:55
'Huge anger at the reluctance of the Government to launch a fodder crisis scheme'
'Huge anger at the reluctance of the Government to launch a fodder crisis scheme'

'Huge anger at the reluctance of the Government to launch a fodder crisis scheme'

At an ICSA meeting in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan last night there was huge anger at the reluctance of the Government to launch a fodder crisis scheme....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:00:00
Bobby Kerr to leave Insomnia after 20 years at the helm
Bobby Kerr to leave Insomnia after 20 years at the helm

Bobby Kerr to leave Insomnia after 20 years at the helm

Bobby Kerry is to leave Insomnia after 20 years....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:31:28
AIB leads €167m Smartbox group financing
AIB leads €167m Smartbox group financing

AIB leads €167m Smartbox group financing

Gift company Smartbox has announced the closing of a €167m senior debt financing in which AIB acted as mandated lead arranger and agent together with Credit Agricole, Credit Suisse and Cai...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:06:52
Norway becomes the first country to switch off FM radio
Norway becomes the first country to switch off FM radio

Norway becomes the first country to switch off FM radio

Norway has become the first country in the world to completely switch off its FM radios....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:51:30
'This time last year he was the shepherd in his nativity play' - Family of farm tragedy boy Thomas Magee plan memorial walk
'This time last year he was the shepherd in his nativity play' - Family of farm tragedy boy Thomas Magee plan memorial walk

'This time last year he was the shepherd in his nativity play' - Family of farm tragedy boy Thomas Magee plan memorial walk

The family of a four-year-old boy who lost his life in a tractor accident are undertaking a New Year's Eve trek to raise funds for poorly children in his memory....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:24:17
Payments begin to issue under BDGP
Payments begin to issue under BDGP

Payments begin to issue under BDGP

Payments have commenced under the Beef Data and Genomics Programme....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:23:16
Profits plunge at Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct
Profits plunge at Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct

Profits plunge at Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct

Mike Ashley's Sports Direct has seen half year profits dented as the retailer flagged that sales in the UK fell following store closures, reduced online promotions and as a result of Brexi...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:15:28
Weather warnings in place as 'big freeze' to last two more days
Weather warnings in place as 'big freeze' to last two more days

Weather warnings in place as 'big freeze' to last two more days

It's another day of changeable weather as Ireland continues to be hit by wind, sleet and rain....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:12:53
Supermac’s raises over €500,000 for Trócaire
Supermac’s raises over €500,000 for Trócaire

Supermac’s raises over €500,000 for Trócaire

Family restaurant chain Supermac’s has raised over €500,000 for the charity Trócaire since the group of restaurants started collections almost 30 years ago....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:58:43
New nursing home deal for farmers to be brought in next year as legal hurdle is cleared
New nursing home deal for farmers to be brought in next year as legal hurdle is cleared

New nursing home deal for farmers to be brought in next year as legal hurdle is cleared

A nursing home deal that will save families thousands of euro in fees is set to be introduced next year after the Government formally secured legal clearance....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:48:13
Asian stocks up slightly as Fed raises interest rates
Asian stocks up slightly as Fed raises interest rates

Asian stocks up slightly as Fed raises interest rates

Asian stocks generally rose on Thursday after the Federal Reserve delivered a much-anticipated interest rate hike, while its caution on inflation tempered expectations for 2018 tightening,...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:24:47
Glenveagh purchases site with potential for 450 residential properties
Glenveagh purchases site with potential for 450 residential properties

Glenveagh purchases site with potential for 450 residential properties

House builder Glenveagh Properties has signed a contract to purchase a two hectare site in Dublin’s North Docklands with the potential to deliver at least 450 residential units....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:03:46
Cattle prices finally rise in unison across the divisions
Cattle prices finally rise in unison across the divisions

Cattle prices finally rise in unison across the divisions

The ringside tables over the last six weeks have seen a lot of fluctuations. Prices fell one week and rose the next with on occasion a rhythm of one-up, one-down creeping into the relation...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:00:00
Factories close the gap on cull ewe quotes
Factories close the gap on cull ewe quotes

Factories close the gap on cull ewe quotes

A bit like a classic sailing ship under full canvas, the sheep business ploughs on towards Christmas, taking extra numbers and cold weather all in her stride. The command from the top deck...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:00:00
Bitcoin is the future say Winklevosses
Bitcoin is the future say Winklevosses

Bitcoin is the future say Winklevosses

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, thought to be among the largest holders of Bitcoin, said the advent of futures is just the beginning of a phase of greater acceptance for the cryptocurrency t...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Tech Review: Devialet brings high-fidelity quality to wifi world
Tech Review: Devialet brings high-fidelity quality to wifi world

Tech Review: Devialet brings high-fidelity quality to wifi world

Our post-hifi era makes it easier and cheaper to get music - all you need is your phone, a Spotify subscription and a Bluetooth speaker. But there's a catch which comes in the form of a di...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Qualtrics in cancer appeal
Qualtrics in cancer appeal

Qualtrics in cancer appeal

Dublin-based multinational software company Qualtrics is to partner with Irish cancer research charity, Breakthrough Cancer Research (Breakthrough) in a bid to invest €500,000 in a cure fo...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Court blocks Harcourt's €114m Jersey legal battle after appeal deadline missed
Court blocks Harcourt's €114m Jersey legal battle after appeal deadline missed

Court blocks Harcourt's €114m Jersey legal battle after appeal deadline missed

Dublin-based Harcourt Developments - whose projects include Belfast's Titanic Quarter - has apparently lost all prospects of pursuing a £100m (€114m) claim it has been chasing for years in...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Mobile woes dent Dixons Carphone
Mobile woes dent Dixons Carphone

Mobile woes dent Dixons Carphone

Dixons Carphone clocked up significant growth in Ireland in the past year, with increased market share in all categories, according to the latest update from the retailer....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
'No evidence' against ex-INBS chairman Walsh
'No evidence' against ex-INBS chairman Walsh

'No evidence' against ex-INBS chairman Walsh

A barrister acting for the former chairman of the collapsed Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) has accused the Central Bank of failing to establish an "articulate case" against his c...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Lone Star exits Jurys Inn in €900m trade sale to Sweden's Pandox
Lone Star exits Jurys Inn in €900m trade sale to Sweden's Pandox

Lone Star exits Jurys Inn in €900m trade sale to Sweden's Pandox

A bid led by Swedish hotel group Pandox has confirmed its £800m (€910m) acquisition of the Jurys Inn chain....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Green energy firm Amarenco weighs up asset buys in Italy
Green energy firm Amarenco weighs up asset buys in Italy

Green energy firm Amarenco weighs up asset buys in Italy

Irish renewable energy firm Amarenco, established by former Bord Gáis chief John Mullins, will make a decision in the first quarter of 2018 about whether to pursue two potential asset acqu...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Kingspan purchases Dutch glazing specialist
Kingspan purchases Dutch glazing specialist

Kingspan purchases Dutch glazing specialist

Cavan-based insulation giant Kingspan has acquired a Dutch company that specialises in large-scale glazing solutions as well as ventilation and fire-safety systems....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
UK city gives Uber boost with U-turn on licence ban after 'productive' talks
UK city gives Uber boost with U-turn on licence ban after 'productive' talks

UK city gives Uber boost with U-turn on licence ban after 'productive' talks

The northern English city of Sheffield has lifted a suspension on Uber's operating licence after it provided satisfactory answers to questions about the taxi app's management, in a boost t...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
South Korea considers taxing cryptocurrencies
South Korea considers taxing cryptocurrencies

South Korea considers taxing cryptocurrencies

South Korea has said it may tax capital gains from cryptocurrency trading as global regulators worried about a bubble, with Australia's central bank chief warning of a 'speculative mania" ...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Google defies Chinese ban with new AI research hub
Google defies Chinese ban with new AI research hub

Google defies Chinese ban with new AI research hub

Google has said it is opening an artificial intelligence (AI) research centre in China to target the country's local talent, even as the US search firm's products remain blocked in the cou...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Chronic lack of skills traps workers and firms in North
Chronic lack of skills traps workers and firms in North

Chronic lack of skills traps workers and firms in North

Over the last number of weeks, the issue of a border on the island of Ireland - or more importantly the lack of a border - has come to the fore in the Brexit negotiations....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Cracking the climate conundrum with innovative Cool Planet project
Cracking the climate conundrum with innovative Cool Planet project

Cracking the climate conundrum with innovative Cool Planet project

The Cool Planet Experience is, in many ways, an idea borne out of frustration. Despite climate change already having an impact in Ireland and abroad, some suggest the 'green' message is la...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
State should cash in again on bailout bank shares but keep AIB 51pc controlling stake
State should cash in again on bailout bank shares but keep AIB 51pc controlling stake

State should cash in again on bailout bank shares but keep AIB 51pc controlling stake

To sell or not to sell - that is the question. The Department of Finance grappled with this issue when it came to re-floating AIB on the stock market. Timing was everything to ensure the I...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Admitting you 'goofed' can help you put customers first
Admitting you 'goofed' can help you put customers first

Admitting you 'goofed' can help you put customers first

Q: I had booked myself and my husband into a hotel for a weekend break. On arrival, we were so disappointed to be left waiting in a queue to check in and not a word of an apology from the ...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Gym gift: not your run of the treadmill present
Gym gift: not your run of the treadmill present

Gym gift: not your run of the treadmill present

Someone I know gave his wife a gym subscription for Christmas last year. Safe to say he won't be making the same mistake twice!...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00

US rate prospects push shares towards record

Global shares were a whisker off a record high yesterday as markets traded on expectations of a third US interest rate hike this year and waited to hear from the Federal Reserve how many m...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
EU clears investors to trade on US and other exchanges after 'MiFID II'
EU clears investors to trade on US and other exchanges after 'MiFID II'

EU clears investors to trade on US and other exchanges after 'MiFID II'

The European Commission adopted decisions on Wednesday to allow European investors to continue trading in shares listed in several stock exchanges in the United States, Australia and Hong ...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Humiliated PM suffers defeat in Brexit vote
Humiliated PM suffers defeat in Brexit vote

Humiliated PM suffers defeat in Brexit vote

UK Prime Minister Theresa May last night suffered her first major Commons defeat after 11 Tory rebels voted against the government and for an amendment to the European Union (Withdrawal) B...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Warning as rising legal costs hit Irish businesses
Warning as rising legal costs hit Irish businesses

Warning as rising legal costs hit Irish businesses

Business services costs here have surged by almost 26pc since 2010 - outstripping the eurozone average and putting Irish firms at a disadvantage, a watchdog has warned....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Mayo Renewable liquidator out to raise €10m from sale of power plant
Mayo Renewable liquidator out to raise €10m from sale of power plant

Mayo Renewable liquidator out to raise €10m from sale of power plant

An unfinished biomass power plant in Co Mayo into which almost €100m had been ploughed before the company behind it went into liquidation last year, could fetch around €10m after being put...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Bitcoin fever seen to expose weakness of market infrastructure
Bitcoin fever seen to expose weakness of market infrastructure

Bitcoin fever seen to expose weakness of market infrastructure

As Bitcoin raced to another record high on Tuesday, one of the biggest providers of digital currency wallets, Coinbase, went down under the weight of traffic, leaving millions of customers...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Urban Volt says one-in-five clients could go off the grid
Urban Volt says one-in-five clients could go off the grid

Urban Volt says one-in-five clients could go off the grid

Urban Volt, an Irish company that makes money by cutting its business clients' lighting bills, has launched a new solar service....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Guinness owner warns that hard Brexit will cost 'tens of millions'
Guinness owner warns that hard Brexit will cost 'tens of millions'

Guinness owner warns that hard Brexit will cost 'tens of millions'

Diageo has said Brexit could cost it tens of millions of pounds if Britain does not replicate the EU's trade deals with other countries for Scotch whisky and keep an open border in Ireland...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Warm autumn cools sales growth at Zara owner
Warm autumn cools sales growth at Zara owner

Warm autumn cools sales growth at Zara owner

Inditex, the world's biggest clothes retailer and owner of Zara, reported a slowdown in sales growth in its third quarter as Europe's warm autumn kept shoppers away, though it pointed to a...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
To the rescue: eight last-minute executive tech Christmas gifts to buy
To the rescue: eight last-minute executive tech Christmas gifts to buy

To the rescue: eight last-minute executive tech Christmas gifts to buy

Like to leave it late to get the worker bee in your life their Christmas tech gift? We have you covered. Here are eight good choices that will delight any executive on Christmas morning....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Apollo House set for demolition in office building plan
Apollo House set for demolition in office building plan

Apollo House set for demolition in office building plan

Planning agents acting for the receivers of Apollo House have written to Dublin City Council to confirm their intention to demolish it and the adjoining Long Stone Pub to make way for the ...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Cultured approach backs ad benefit
Cultured approach backs ad benefit

Cultured approach backs ad benefit

Advertisers who are in two minds about entering campaigns to measure effectiveness should think again, because even if by writing the case and it comes to nothing there's a lot to learn fr...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Adrian Weckler: What not to buy... the Grinch gadgets that could really ruin Christmas
Adrian Weckler: What not to buy... the Grinch gadgets that could really ruin Christmas

Adrian Weckler: What not to buy... the Grinch gadgets that could really ruin Christmas

Gadgets make great gifts. But not always. Here are eight tech devices you should definitely avoid getting loved ones this Christmas....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Industrial unrest at Ryanair spreads across continent
Industrial unrest at Ryanair spreads across continent

Industrial unrest at Ryanair spreads across continent

European pilot unions have continued to pile pressure on Ryanair, with pilots in Portugal now preparing to strike on Wednesday....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Central Bank spent €130,000 on artistic light fitting for HQ
Central Bank spent €130,000 on artistic light fitting for HQ

Central Bank spent €130,000 on artistic light fitting for HQ

The Central Bank has spent €130,000 on a light fitting for its plush new €140m headquarters on Dublin's North Wall Quay....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
How 'playbooks' can prevent remote working staff becoming estranged
How 'playbooks' can prevent remote working staff becoming estranged

How 'playbooks' can prevent remote working staff becoming estranged

In this startup diary I'm documenting my decisions as I go....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Twitter threads makes it easier for users to stitch lots of tweets together
Twitter threads makes it easier for users to stitch lots of tweets together

Twitter threads makes it easier for users to stitch lots of tweets together

Twitter has made it easier to thread tweets....
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:29:59
France proposes age-of-consent rule for Facebook users
France proposes age-of-consent rule for Facebook users

France proposes age-of-consent rule for Facebook users

All French children under the age of 16 will have to seek parental approval to open an account on Facebook or any other social network under draft legislation presented on Wednesday....
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:41:15
'We saved your kebab' - plans to ban additive used in doner meat defeated
'We saved your kebab' - plans to ban additive used in doner meat defeated

'We saved your kebab' - plans to ban additive used in doner meat defeated

The European Parliament has narrowly defeated plans to ban an additive that is considered key in industrial meats for the popular doner kebab....
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:19:35
'Organic beef market is heading for over-supply'
'Organic beef market is heading for over-supply'

'Organic beef market is heading for over-supply'

There are signs that Ireland's organic beef sector is hitting a log-jam....
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:00:00
Tech workers all over the world are moving to this Irish city for a better life
Tech workers all over the world are moving to this Irish city for a better life

Tech workers all over the world are moving to this Irish city for a better life

An Irish city has emerged as a popular destination for workers in the tech industry looking for better career opportunities....
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:09:52
Output from dairy sector increased by €702m in 2017
Output from dairy sector increased by €702m in 2017

Output from dairy sector increased by €702m in 2017

The CSO's first estimate of operating surplus in agriculture in 2017 shows an annual increase of 33.7pc....
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:00:00
India draws flak for banning 'indecent' condom ads on daytime TV
India draws flak for banning 'indecent' condom ads on daytime TV

India draws flak for banning 'indecent' condom ads on daytime TV

India's decision to ban condom ads on daytime television drew widespread ridicule on Wednesday as a retrograde step that threatened progress on sexual and reproductive health....
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:42:01
Qualtrics partners with Irish cancer research charity Breakthrough to help raise €500,000
Qualtrics partners with Irish cancer research charity Breakthrough to help raise €500,000

Qualtrics partners with Irish cancer research charity Breakthrough to help raise €500,000

The Dublin-based software company Qualtrics has announced a partnership with the Irish cancer research charity, Breakthrough Cancer Research (Breakthrough) in a bid to invest €500,000 in a...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:32:38
Glanbia Ireland and Lakeland Dairies announce November milk prices
Glanbia Ireland and Lakeland Dairies announce November milk prices

Glanbia Ireland and Lakeland Dairies announce November milk prices

Glanbia Ireland and Lakeland Dairies have today announced their milk prices for November supplies....
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:25:06
Threat of bad Mercosur trade deal for beef sector has not gone away - Healy
Threat of bad Mercosur trade deal for beef sector has not gone away - Healy

Threat of bad Mercosur trade deal for beef sector has not gone away - Healy

Speaking from Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the EU-Mercosur trade discussions are on hold until the New Year without agreement, IFA President Joe Healy said the serious threat from a bad ...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:34:07
Candidates to make final pitches in ICSA election
Candidates to make final pitches in ICSA election

Candidates to make final pitches in ICSA election

THE clock is ticking down on the ICSA presidential elections with the two candidates working hard to capture the last undecided voters....
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:00:00
Comment: In this bitter brawl, it's the Ryanair customers who will be left bruised
Comment: In this bitter brawl, it's the Ryanair customers who will be left bruised

Comment: In this bitter brawl, it's the Ryanair customers who will be left bruised

IF ever pilots wanted to send a message, then striking at Christmas is like using a bullhorn....
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:13:41
Alleged farm burglar who vanished for seven years refused bail
Alleged farm burglar who vanished for seven years refused bail

Alleged farm burglar who vanished for seven years refused bail

An alleged serial burglar who vanished after being let out of prison for a niece's funeral seven years ago decided to stay with his "devastated" family, the High Court heard this week....
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:00:00
Innocent farmers being penalised by Department over gorse fires - FF
Innocent farmers being penalised by Department over gorse fires - FF

Innocent farmers being penalised by Department over gorse fires - FF

The Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed has been called on to ensure that farmers are treated fairly, and are not penalised for gorse fires that occurred in May earlier this year....
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:00:00
Dixons Carphone enjoys growth in Ireland as overall profits drop
Dixons Carphone enjoys growth in Ireland as overall profits drop

Dixons Carphone enjoys growth in Ireland as overall profits drop

Dixons Carphone is enjoying significant and continuous growth in Ireland with increased market share in all categories, according to the latest update from the retailer....
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:15:06
Rigid slurry rules to pile further pressure on farmers
Rigid slurry rules to pile further pressure on farmers

Rigid slurry rules to pile further pressure on farmers

Practical difficulties will arise on farms from the stricter rules on slurry spreading for derogation farmers, it has been warned....
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:00:00
INBS probe cynical scape-goating, says Fingleton
INBS probe cynical scape-goating, says Fingleton

INBS probe cynical scape-goating, says Fingleton

MICHAEL Fingleton, the former head of the collapsed Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS), branded a Central Bank’s inquiry in to regulatory breaches at the organisation as a "cynical e...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:46:58
Google it: What Ireland searched for in 2017
Google it: What Ireland searched for in 2017

Google it: What Ireland searched for in 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, the Google Year in Search results provide a telling snapshot of what caught our attention over the past 12 months....
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:19:47
 
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