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Revealed: More than 100 families and investors lost their homes in tracker mortgage scandal
Revealed: More than 100 families and investors lost their homes in tracker mortgage scandal

Revealed: More than 100 families and investors lost their homes in tracker mortgage scandal

MORE than 100 families and investors lost their houses due to banks denying them a low-cost tracker....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:00:19
UK business minister welcomes Airbus stake in Bombardier's C Series
UK business minister welcomes Airbus stake in Bombardier's C Series

UK business minister welcomes Airbus stake in Bombardier's C Series

British Business Secretary Greg Clark said on Tuesday he welcomed the deal for Airbus to buy a majority stake in Bombardier's C Series jetliner program, saying Britain would work closely w...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:47:47
Hard Brexit is realistic, firms need to do more to prepare - Central Bank
Hard Brexit is realistic, firms need to do more to prepare - Central Bank

Hard Brexit is realistic, firms need to do more to prepare - Central Bank

A hard Brexit is now a realistic prospect and firms here need to do more to prepare for it, Central Bank deputy governor Ed Sibley said in speech in Dublin....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:37:36
Irish email to be judged by the US Supreme Court in Microsoft case
Irish email to be judged by the US Supreme Court in Microsoft case

Irish email to be judged by the US Supreme Court in Microsoft case

The US Supreme Court is to decide on an email dispute involving Microsoft's Irish facilities....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Appeal sought over judgment giving green light for first phase of Apple's €850m Galway data centre
Appeal sought over judgment giving green light for first phase of Apple's €850m Galway data centre

Appeal sought over judgment giving green light for first phase of Apple's €850m Galway data centre

An appeal is being sought against a judgment permitting tech giant Apple to develop the first phase of a planned €850m data centre in Co Galway, the High Court was told on Tuesday....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:11:51

Dublin Infosec 2017 running order

Read full story for latest details...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:29:59
Confidential information received about illegal sheep smuggling - Minister
Confidential information received about illegal sheep smuggling - Minister

Confidential information received about illegal sheep smuggling - Minister

The Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has confirmed that he is aware of a recent report of alleged illegal movement of sheep into the Republic of Ireland....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:31:04
Storm Ophelia: It will be weeks before scale of damage to Ireland's forests will be known
Storm Ophelia: It will be weeks before scale of damage to Ireland's forests will be known

Storm Ophelia: It will be weeks before scale of damage to Ireland's forests will be known

It could take weeks before the scale of damage caused by Storm Ophelia to Irish forestry is known, according to the state's forestry company Coillte....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:22:32
€700m cash boost for 111,000 farmers as EU payments arrive early
€700m cash boost for 111,000 farmers as EU payments arrive early

€700m cash boost for 111,000 farmers as EU payments arrive early

The commencement of advance payments under the 2017 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and the Greening Payment has been announced....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:17:21
Exports decreased 4pc in August - CSO
Exports decreased 4pc in August - CSO

Exports decreased 4pc in August - CSO

Seasonally adjusted goods exports decreased by €395m or 4pc to €9bn in August 2017 compared with July 2017, according to preliminary figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO)....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:01:43
Value of EU food imports up 18% since 2012
Value of EU food imports up 18% since 2012

Value of EU food imports up 18% since 2012

In 2016, the European Union (EU) imported almost 93m tonnes of food from outside the EU, worth a total of €101bn....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:40:25
One in four employers experienced workplace disputes in 2016
One in four employers experienced workplace disputes in 2016

One in four employers experienced workplace disputes in 2016

More than a quarter of Irish employers experienced a workplace dispute in 2016, while almost one in five organisations experienced a personal injury claim last year, according to data from...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:03:25
Land sales may be curtailed with proposal to treat agricultural land as 'special asset'
Land sales may be curtailed with proposal to treat agricultural land as 'special asset'

Land sales may be curtailed with proposal to treat agricultural land as 'special asset'

A move by the EU to treat agricultural land as a 'special asset' is being proposd to stop speculators buying land for investment purposes....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:57:12
Peter Bellew to re-join Ryanair as COO
Peter Bellew to re-join Ryanair as COO

Peter Bellew to re-join Ryanair as COO

Peter Bellew is to re-join Ryanair as Chief Operations Officer (COO), the airline has announced....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:42:59
Weather impacts on New Zealand milk production
Weather impacts on New Zealand milk production

Weather impacts on New Zealand milk production

As dairy production levels increased across the US and Australia in recent months, unfavourable weather conditions impacted New Zealand production and Fonterra has cut its milk collection ...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:45:00
Weinstein company in talks over possible sale
Weinstein company in talks over possible sale

Weinstein company in talks over possible sale

The board of the Weinstein company, which was co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, is in talks over a possible sale....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:03:56
France seeks food safety inclusion in EU-Mercosur deal
France seeks food safety inclusion in EU-Mercosur deal

France seeks food safety inclusion in EU-Mercosur deal

France will propose changing the European Commission’s mandate to negotiate a trade deal with South America’s Mercosur bloc to include food safety provisions, its envoy to Brazil said on t...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:00:00
Asos raises forecasts as profits soar
Asos raises forecasts as profits soar

Asos raises forecasts as profits soar

Online retailer Asos has reported a surge in full-year profits and upgraded its sales forecasts after it was boosted by a strong international performance....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:28:11
‘We’ve seen worse days in these parts’ – relief for farmer as cattle remain safe
‘We’ve seen worse days in these parts’ – relief for farmer as cattle remain safe

‘We’ve seen worse days in these parts’ – relief for farmer as cattle remain safe

Safety and animal welfare were paramount for farmer Michael Tevlin, as the violent storm lashed farmland near Loop Head in Co Clare....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:23:12
Infant formula sales in China drive Danone sales
Infant formula sales in China drive Danone sales

Infant formula sales in China drive Danone sales

Reported sales at French food company Danone increased 16.6pc year-on-year to €6.4bn in the three months to 30 September....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:03:55
Storm Ophelia: Business update
Storm Ophelia: Business update

Storm Ophelia: Business update

A number of businesses have yet to confirm whether they will open today however, Bank of Ireland and AIB are among those that have already said that they will be open for business today....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:14:00
Tests carried out on milk in Limerick amid local dioxin fears
Tests carried out on milk in Limerick amid local dioxin fears

Tests carried out on milk in Limerick amid local dioxin fears

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has carried out tests on milk in the Mungret area of Limerick following concerns among local residents....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:00:00
'The vet still calls out, but I have a bit more money in my pocket'
'The vet still calls out, but I have a bit more money in my pocket'

'The vet still calls out, but I have a bit more money in my pocket'

Six years ago Cork farmer Dick O'Neill sat down with his vet and nutritionist and decided to do something about the health of animals on his farm....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:00:00
Hundreds of thousands without power, massive clean-up commences - it's the latest from Storm Ophelia aftermath
Hundreds of thousands without power, massive clean-up commences - it's the latest from Storm Ophelia aftermath

Hundreds of thousands without power, massive clean-up commences - it's the latest from Storm Ophelia aftermath

Our reporters will bring live updates throughout the day. How did Ophelia affect you? Send your comments and pictures to contact@independent.ie...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:33:20
Profits surge at Usit as students flock for J1 visas
Profits surge at Usit as students flock for J1 visas

Profits surge at Usit as students flock for J1 visas

Operating profits at specialist student and independent travel firm Usit last year increased more than four-fold to €298,890....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Bank of Ireland's Bannigan moves on from private banking unit
Bank of Ireland's Bannigan moves on from private banking unit

Bank of Ireland's Bannigan moves on from private banking unit

Veteran banker Gabriel Bannigan has stepped down from his role as head of Bank of Ireland Private after the lender shifted responsibility for the business to Seán Ó Murchú, head of Bank of...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Irish firms raise €391m in VC funds
Irish firms raise €391m in VC funds

Irish firms raise €391m in VC funds

Irish companies raised $462.44m (€391m) in venture finance in the first nine months of the year, according to the latest KPMG Venture Pulse, which tracks activity in the sector....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Profits rise by 20pc to hit €40.6m at Mercer
Profits rise by 20pc to hit €40.6m at Mercer

Profits rise by 20pc to hit €40.6m at Mercer

THE average pay at a consultancy firm that carried out a report on pay at Irish banks increased last year to over €88,000....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Bombardier seeking outside help as US trade tariffs bite
Bombardier seeking outside help as US trade tariffs bite

Bombardier seeking outside help as US trade tariffs bite

Bombardier is seeking investors for its aerospace businesses and considering a sale of some operations, as a turnaround plan at the Canadian planemaker faces pressure from potentially crip...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Draper Esprit backs seed funds to counter Brexit effects
Draper Esprit backs seed funds to counter Brexit effects

Draper Esprit backs seed funds to counter Brexit effects

Dublin- and London-listed venture-capital investor Draper Esprit has said it will target up to £75m (€85m) of investment in seed funds across Europe over five years....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Spain lags but markets shrug off Ophelia
Spain lags but markets shrug off Ophelia

Spain lags but markets shrug off Ophelia

Spanish stocks lagged behind a broadly-flat European market on Monday as the Catalonia crisis and a profit warning from renewables energy firm Siemens Gamesa weighed....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Odeon figures make for good viewing
Odeon figures make for good viewing

Odeon figures make for good viewing

THE Irish arm of the Odeon cinema chain has pointed to 'Bridget Jones' Baby', 'Finding Dory' and 'The Secret Life of Pets' as driving revenues of €11.3m last year....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Irish trade deals are revealed in Australia
Irish trade deals are revealed in Australia

Irish trade deals are revealed in Australia

Forklift supplier Combilift, healthcare-technology company Oneview and foreign-exchange specialist Fexco are among the 14 Irish companies to announce significant trade deals as President M...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Banks face bleak future despite cost-cutting - Moody's
Banks face bleak future despite cost-cutting - Moody's

Banks face bleak future despite cost-cutting - Moody's

Ratings agency Moody's has painted a bleak picture of the European banking sector and said the pressure to cut costs in the face of tougher regulations and historically low interest rates ...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Banks take on mobile providers for Africa's payments market
Banks take on mobile providers for Africa's payments market

Banks take on mobile providers for Africa's payments market

Africa has emerged as the global leader in mobile money - thanks in part to a history of being underbanked - but phone companies are starting to see their lead in payments challenged....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Record number of homes for sale in London
Record number of homes for sale in London

Record number of homes for sale in London

The stock of unsold London homes under construction has risen to a record as developers ramp up supply further - despite a housing market smothered by higher taxes and economic uncertainty...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Bear Market team bullish on growth
Bear Market team bullish on growth

Bear Market team bullish on growth

BEAR Market Coffee is expanding, with the opening of its fourth coffee shop and first premises in Dublin city centre, as it delivers on a strategic plan to open 10 coffee shops across the ...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Groups urge Dáil to reverse 'unfair' cuts to pensions
Groups urge Dáil to reverse 'unfair' cuts to pensions

Groups urge Dáil to reverse 'unfair' cuts to pensions

Three groups have come together to call for the Dáil to this week vote to reverse cuts to State pensions that mainly affect women....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Ryanair crew in Italian trade union to strike
Ryanair crew in Italian trade union to strike

Ryanair crew in Italian trade union to strike

An Italian trade union has warned that Ryanair workers who are members of the organisation will consider more strikes if demands for better terms and conditions are not met by the airline....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:30:00
No new Border solutions offered by May in lengthy phone call to Taoiseach
No new Border solutions offered by May in lengthy phone call to Taoiseach

No new Border solutions offered by May in lengthy phone call to Taoiseach

British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to offer new ideas on the "unique circumstances" facing the Border region during a 40-minute phone call with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Testing the water: Proposed changes to the Nitrates Action Plan
Testing the water: Proposed changes to the Nitrates Action Plan

Testing the water: Proposed changes to the Nitrates Action Plan

Farming is under the environmental spotlight. Close attention is being paid to water quality in our countryside, towns and cities....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:00:00
Grow for Brexit: UK Minister says British farmers could boost food production to prevent 'no deal' price hikes
Grow for Brexit: UK Minister says British farmers could boost food production to prevent 'no deal' price hikes

Grow for Brexit: UK Minister says British farmers could boost food production to prevent 'no deal' price hikes

UK farmers will be encouraged to “grow more here” to prevent increases in food prices potentially caused by a no deal Brexit, a senior Cabinet minister has suggested....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:30:00
Farmers braced as Ophelia damage starts
Farmers braced as Ophelia damage starts

Farmers braced as Ophelia damage starts

Farmers around the country are bracing themselves for Hurricane Ophelia with reports of trees down and damage to sheds....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:00:22
Don’t get sucked into false sense of security, farmers warned
Don’t get sucked into false sense of security, farmers warned

Don’t get sucked into false sense of security, farmers warned

Farmers have been warned not to get sucked into a false sense of security as storm Ophelia approaches the country....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:15:26
Insurance Explainer: Storm damage, driving during red weather warnings - am I covered?
Insurance Explainer: Storm damage, driving during red weather warnings - am I covered?

Insurance Explainer: Storm damage, driving during red weather warnings - am I covered?

Insurers have confirmed that household and motor policies will cover storm-related damage....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:32:40
Storm Ophelia wreaks havoc: Three lives lost as weather phenomenon disrupts transport, water and electricity networks
Storm Ophelia wreaks havoc: Three lives lost as weather phenomenon disrupts transport, water and electricity networks

Storm Ophelia wreaks havoc: Three lives lost as weather phenomenon disrupts transport, water and electricity networks

WEATHER phenomenon Ophelia has claimed the lives of three people in three separate incidents as the country begins to assess the extent of the damage wreaked by the historic storm so far....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:12:00
Live: 'It's not over yet' - Storm Ophelia continues to batter Ireland
Live: 'It's not over yet' - Storm Ophelia continues to batter Ireland

Live: 'It's not over yet' - Storm Ophelia continues to batter Ireland

Our reporters will bring live updates throughout the day. How is Ophelia affecting you today? Send your comments and pictures to contact@independent.ie, if it is safe to do so....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:12:00
Green Cert goes global - Students can now study for their Green Cert all over the world
Green Cert goes global - Students can now study for their Green Cert all over the world

Green Cert goes global - Students can now study for their Green Cert all over the world

Students are currently studying for their Green Cert from as far away as Perth in Australia and Abu Dhabi....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:00:00
Peninsula Ireland sees calls to advice line increase 47pc over hurricane concerns
Peninsula Ireland sees calls to advice line increase 47pc over hurricane concerns

Peninsula Ireland sees calls to advice line increase 47pc over hurricane concerns

Employment law consultancy Peninsula Ireland has seen a 47pc increase in calls to its HR/advice service line, as employers call in asking for advice on hurricane Ophelia and working arrang...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:54:04
'Pace of access will be determined by the Chinese' – Creed on access for Irish beef to China
'Pace of access will be determined by the Chinese' – Creed on access for Irish beef to China

'Pace of access will be determined by the Chinese' – Creed on access for Irish beef to China

The pace of access for Irish beef to the massive Chinese market is in the hands of Chinese authorities, the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed has said....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:45:47
80,000 Monarch holidaymakers returned to the UK in £60m operation
80,000 Monarch holidaymakers returned to the UK in £60m operation

80,000 Monarch holidaymakers returned to the UK in £60m operation

More than 80,000 Monarch holidaymakers have been repatriated to the UK as part of an operation expected to cost around £60m (€68m)....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:29:13
Bear Market Coffee expands with new jobs and Dublin city centre store
Bear Market Coffee expands with new jobs and Dublin city centre store

Bear Market Coffee expands with new jobs and Dublin city centre store

Bear Market Coffee is expanding with the opening of its fourth coffee shop, and first premises in Dublin city centre....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:11:54
Ikea boss wants transition deal as pressure grows to avoid cliff edge Brexit
Ikea boss wants transition deal as pressure grows to avoid cliff edge Brexit

Ikea boss wants transition deal as pressure grows to avoid cliff edge Brexit

The UK chief of Ikea has thrown her weight behind a Brexit transition period as pressure mounts on the Government to sign a deal to protect Britain's businesses from a "cliff edge" severan...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:53:49
Draper Esprit targets seed funds with strategy to invest significantly
Draper Esprit targets seed funds with strategy to invest significantly

Draper Esprit targets seed funds with strategy to invest significantly

Dublin-listed Draper Esprit has announced a strategy to target up to £75m (€85m) of investment in seed funds across Europe over a five-year period....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:44:42
Disruption to milk collection expected as farmers brace for hurricane
Disruption to milk collection expected as farmers brace for hurricane

Disruption to milk collection expected as farmers brace for hurricane

Farmers across the country are bracing for extreme weather this morning as storm Ophelia moves across the country....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:22:31
What it says in the papers – business pages
What it says in the papers – business pages

What it says in the papers – business pages

Here's a look at what it says in the business pages of today's newspapers:...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:54:23
In for the long haul: Small farmers are determined to remain on the land despite falling incomes
In for the long haul: Small farmers are determined to remain on the land despite falling incomes

In for the long haul: Small farmers are determined to remain on the land despite falling incomes

The economic trends are stacked against them, but Ireland's 50,000 small farmers are determined to remain on the land....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:00:00
John Fagan: Sheep welfare scheme has delivered on health costs
John Fagan: Sheep welfare scheme has delivered on health costs

John Fagan: Sheep welfare scheme has delivered on health costs

I am letting out all the rams this week, and so begins the countdown to lambing 2018....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:00:00
Councils must seal affordable homes deals by end of month
Councils must seal affordable homes deals by end of month

Councils must seal affordable homes deals by end of month

Councils have been given until the end of the month to seal deals with developers to provide affordable homes in return for State funding....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Gaelectric hires KPMG to weigh asset sales
Gaelectric hires KPMG to weigh asset sales

Gaelectric hires KPMG to weigh asset sales

Indicative bids are due within the next few months for assets belonging to energy firm Gaelectric as the company attempts to capture value for shareholders rather than risk further strains...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:30:00
IG to close its sales office in the capital
IG to close its sales office in the capital

IG to close its sales office in the capital

International contracts- for-difference (CFD) provider and spread-betting firm IG is closing its Irish sales office....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Sharewatch: Healthy ambitions can deliver bracing profits
Sharewatch: Healthy ambitions can deliver bracing profits

Sharewatch: Healthy ambitions can deliver bracing profits

A good picture, as we all know, is worth a thousand words, but one picture is locked in my head for weeks....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:30:00
New runway twist as IAA grounded on aircraft noise
New runway twist as IAA grounded on aircraft noise

New runway twist as IAA grounded on aircraft noise

Fresh complications are clouding the planned use of a new €320m runway project at Dublin Airport after the Government dramatically backtracked on proposals to put the Irish Aviation Author...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Jameson squeezed as South Africans toast local brandy
Jameson squeezed as South Africans toast local brandy

Jameson squeezed as South Africans toast local brandy

Klippies and Coke. Ricky Louw. Karate Water....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:30:00
US expects gradual interest rate rise
US expects gradual interest rate rise

US expects gradual interest rate rise

The US central bank expects to continue to raise interest rates gradually as solid growth, a strong labour market and a healthy global economy lift prices, according to Federal Reserve cha...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Week 41: Brexit talks set for top Brussels billing
Week 41: Brexit talks set for top Brussels billing

Week 41: Brexit talks set for top Brussels billing

This week promises to be an eventful one, with Brexit, Nafta and China all among the talking points....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:30:00
€700m stolen from vulnerable adults each year - often by family members
€700m stolen from vulnerable adults each year - often by family members

€700m stolen from vulnerable adults each year - often by family members

Hundreds of vulnerable people are being financially abused, typically by close family members....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Government warned to ease pace of public sector recruitment
Government warned to ease pace of public sector recruitment

Government warned to ease pace of public sector recruitment

The Government has been warned to ease the pace of recruitment in the public sector as costs and numbers approach boom-time levels....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Donohoe ready to row back on stamp duty for farm sales
Donohoe ready to row back on stamp duty for farm sales

Donohoe ready to row back on stamp duty for farm sales

The Government will this week perform a partial row-back on the changes in the Budget in the area of stamp duty following a backlash from farmers....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Snapchat sessions, niche beauty brands and being ‘day makers’...How Meagher’s Pharmacy’s Oonagh O’Hagan learned not to put all her eggs in one basket
Snapchat sessions, niche beauty brands and being ‘day makers’...How Meagher’s Pharmacy’s Oonagh O’Hagan learned not to put all her eggs in one basket

Snapchat sessions, niche beauty brands and being ‘day makers’...How Meagher’s Pharmacy’s Oonagh O’Hagan learned not to put all her eggs in one basket

The Irish consumer likes to know the face behind the business, the story behind the brand - and Oonagh O’Hagan’s warm and open character is well suited to the role....
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 16:19:35
Why farmers are facing big deficits in forage quality and quantity
Why farmers are facing big deficits in forage quality and quantity

Why farmers are facing big deficits in forage quality and quantity

The unrelenting rain of the last few weeks has finished any hope there was to off-set the housing of cattle....
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 16:00:00
Taking action now will give you an edge in the annual rotation gamble
Taking action now will give you an edge in the annual rotation gamble

Taking action now will give you an edge in the annual rotation gamble

The impact of the wet September on cows and pasture is becoming noticeable....
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 16:00:00
Get behind the scenes at this 115ac Carlow holding on the market for just €7,000/ac
Get behind the scenes at this 115ac Carlow holding on the market for just €7,000/ac

Get behind the scenes at this 115ac Carlow holding on the market for just €7,000/ac

The amount of land on the market in the south-east is less than it has been for many a year. The 'roads money' generated by the development of the Enniscorthy by-pass seems to have soaked ...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 16:00:00
'There's no such thing as the perfect pumpkin'
'There's no such thing as the perfect pumpkin'

'There's no such thing as the perfect pumpkin'

One of the largest growers of pumpkins in Ireland, Lispopple Apples, will sell 25,000 pumpkins this year as demand for the squash grows....
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 16:00:00
Opinion: Battle against the bulge will have to begin in our classrooms
Opinion: Battle against the bulge will have to begin in our classrooms

Opinion: Battle against the bulge will have to begin in our classrooms

What would happen if there was a monster stalking the land, killing, by a wide range of means, a large and growing cohort of the population? Wouldn't you expect a mass mobilisation of stat...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 06:00:00
Advice: Fairness has to be the essence of pre-nuptial agreements
Advice: Fairness has to be the essence of pre-nuptial agreements

Advice: Fairness has to be the essence of pre-nuptial agreements

Q I have recently got engaged and my fiancé and I are considering signing a pre-nuptial agreement. My parents have transferred the family farm to me and I have made a will regarding my pro...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 06:00:00
Peek inside this stunning property on 52ac that's just hit the market in Meath
Peek inside this stunning property on 52ac that's just hit the market in Meath

Peek inside this stunning property on 52ac that's just hit the market in Meath

ONE of the mysteries of our religious heritage is how the church authorities of various denominations managed to convince 'the faithful' to embrace holy poverty in barely habitable botháns...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 06:00:00
Hurricane Ophelia rages towards Ireland: Met Eireann warns it could be as bad as Debbie, which killed 15 and broke weather records
Hurricane Ophelia rages towards Ireland: Met Eireann warns it could be as bad as Debbie, which killed 15 and broke weather records

Hurricane Ophelia rages towards Ireland: Met Eireann warns it could be as bad as Debbie, which killed 15 and broke weather records

EMERGENCY measures will be taken in the next 48 hours as the country braces itself for a ferocious storm comparable with Hurricane Debbie, the most powerful cyclone ever to hit Ireland....
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Who is better off: the family with one or two breadwinners?
Who is better off: the family with one or two breadwinners?

Who is better off: the family with one or two breadwinners?

The squeezed middle are still worse off than at the height of the Celtic Tiger in 2006 when it comes to take-home pay - but next year some families with two working parents will almost tak...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:00:00
Govt spins with house finance plan
Govt spins with house finance plan

Govt spins with house finance plan

They're going to call it Home Building Finance Ireland, or "HBFI for short" as Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe put it when announcing what he described as a "significant intervention" aim...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:30:00
€1.95m Ashbourne residential portfolio will attract developers
€1.95m Ashbourne residential portfolio will attract developers

€1.95m Ashbourne residential portfolio will attract developers

Agents REA Grimes are quoting a guide price of €1.95m for a residential portfolio of 11 existing dwellings at various stages of completion in addition to 13 development sites with lapsed p...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Industrial unit at Weatherwell Business Park guiding at €1.1m
Industrial unit at Weatherwell Business Park guiding at €1.1m

Industrial unit at Weatherwell Business Park guiding at €1.1m

Agents Quinn Agnew are quoting a guide price of €1.1m for a detached, modern industrial building encompassing original two-storey offices at Weatherwell Business Park in Clondalkin, west D...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Galway commercial building at €4.7m promises buyer attractive 8.46pc NIY
Galway commercial building at €4.7m promises buyer attractive 8.46pc NIY

Galway commercial building at €4.7m promises buyer attractive 8.46pc NIY

An attractive net initial yield of 8.46pc is on offer for the prospective purchaser of Building No 3 at the Parkmore West Industrial Estate in Galway city....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Doorly to usher in new era at INM as Pitt exits
Doorly to usher in new era at INM as Pitt exits

Doorly to usher in new era at INM as Pitt exits

It has taken almost a year, but last week the deadlock was broken in one of the most high-profile corporate rows in recent memory....
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:00:00
Musgrave cyber-attack highlights security risk to Irish businesses
Musgrave cyber-attack highlights security risk to Irish businesses

Musgrave cyber-attack highlights security risk to Irish businesses

The recent cyber-attack at retail giant Musgrave Group is the latest example in a long line of hacker strikes on Irish business in the recent past....
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:00:00
'Sunday Independent' writers short-listed for journalism awards
'Sunday Independent' writers short-listed for journalism awards

'Sunday Independent' writers short-listed for journalism awards

The Sunday Independent's team of journalists has been recognised for excellence, with a host of our writers short-listed across a range of categories in the annual NewsBrands Journalism Aw...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Hall in €500m bid to stop eviction of buy-to-let tenants
Hall in €500m bid to stop eviction of buy-to-let tenants

Hall in €500m bid to stop eviction of buy-to-let tenants

A not-for-profit housing body is in advanced talks with several banks to secure €500m backing to buy rental properties in arrears to prevent tenants being evicted....
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:02:14
Marketing people: Aisling Walsh
Marketing people: Aisling Walsh

Marketing people: Aisling Walsh

Set up in Dublin in 1932 and now owned by the Sorensen family who acquired it in 1959,  Butlers Chocolates has grown substantially in the intervening period....
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:00:00
Islands: Ireland building on success in the Singapore area
Islands: Ireland building on success in the Singapore area

Islands: Ireland building on success in the Singapore area

Like Ireland, Singapore has experienced dynamic growth and the opportunities and challenges that accompany it. Those challenges have been overcome through innovation, helping Ireland and S...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:00:00
Build on the Budget by focusing on helping entrepreneurs and taxpayers
Build on the Budget by focusing on helping entrepreneurs and taxpayers

Build on the Budget by focusing on helping entrepreneurs and taxpayers

Budget night is Oscar night for tax advisers. The law on which they advise will change in the Finance Act and they get a preview in the Budget of some of the forthcoming "attractions". Gen...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:00:00
Connect Ireland boss calls on Tanaiste to open investigation into IDA jobs row
Connect Ireland boss calls on Tanaiste to open investigation into IDA jobs row

Connect Ireland boss calls on Tanaiste to open investigation into IDA jobs row

Connect Ireland has asked the Tanaiste to ensure a formal independent investigation takes place into the IDA's conduct towards the jobs creation initiative....
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:00:00
Our long-suffering women deserve more than words, they deserve pension equality
Our long-suffering women deserve more than words, they deserve pension equality

Our long-suffering women deserve more than words, they deserve pension equality

In recent years, the pension gap between men and women has widened, with women now having on average 37pc less of a pension to live on than men. Many women, who for so many years got up ea...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 22:49:56
The Budget does its customary duty to the betting corporations
The Budget does its customary duty to the betting corporations

The Budget does its customary duty to the betting corporations

How do they do it? Sometimes the betting corporations themselves must be wondering how they do it, in this case how they defied the expectations of many interested parties who were sure th...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:00:51
Nine-fold hike in women hit by 'unfair' pension cut
Nine-fold hike in women hit by 'unfair' pension cut

Nine-fold hike in women hit by 'unfair' pension cut

There has been a massive nine-fold increase in the number of retired women receiving cut-rate pensions since the Government introduced new rules which slashed payments five years ago....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:13:43
How do I break the news to colleague and close friend that I must make her redundant?
How do I break the news to colleague and close friend that I must make her redundant?

How do I break the news to colleague and close friend that I must make her redundant?

Q Last year, a promotion came up at the IT firm where I work. A colleague and close friend pushed me to put myself forward. When I got the job she was the first to celebrate with me....
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:00:00
Risky business: over half of travellers affected by incidents
Risky business: over half of travellers affected by incidents

Risky business: over half of travellers affected by incidents

Incidents in Las Vegas, London, Marseille and Barcelona in the recent weeks alone show that the world can be a dangerous place, and in destinations where such events are least expected....
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:00:00
Safety lock invention opens doors for Darren as he battles back from crash
Safety lock invention opens doors for Darren as he battles back from crash

Safety lock invention opens doors for Darren as he battles back from crash

It was on a summer visit to the island of Corfu back in the late 1980s that Darren Solan discovered two of his life's great passions. The first, diving, would become such an obsession for ...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:00:00
Pension watchdog urged to probe Aer Lingus pot
Pension watchdog urged to probe Aer Lingus pot

Pension watchdog urged to probe Aer Lingus pot

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty has contacted the chief executive of the Pensions Authority to express concern at how funds from a special €100m Aer Lingus pension pot are being ...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:00:00
 
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