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Ibec issues stark warning about Ireland's competitiveness as it calls for boost to local firms and higher education
Ibec issues stark warning about Ireland's competitiveness as it calls for boost to local firms and higher education

Ibec issues stark warning about Ireland's competitiveness as it calls for boost to local firms and higher education

Business and employer lobby group Ibec has issued a stark warning about Ireland's eroding competitiveness and urged the Government to arrest the decline by providing greater support to loc...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 02:30:00
IKEA joins growing list of Irish-based firms going green by getting rid of plastic
IKEA joins growing list of Irish-based firms going green by getting rid of plastic

IKEA joins growing list of Irish-based firms going green by getting rid of plastic

IKEA will be removing all of its single-use plastic straws from both its product range - and its restaurants - from this autumn....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:55:23
Irish business tycoons behind Barchester Healthcare could net £2.5bn in group's sale
Irish business tycoons behind Barchester Healthcare could net £2.5bn in group's sale

Irish business tycoons behind Barchester Healthcare could net £2.5bn in group's sale

Barchester Healthcare, one of Britain's biggest care home groups, is to be put up for sale in a deal that could net its owners north of £2.5bn....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:41:09
'Popularity cannot be an excuse for not complying' - Airbnb ordered to make prices more transparent
'Popularity cannot be an excuse for not complying' - Airbnb ordered to make prices more transparent

'Popularity cannot be an excuse for not complying' - Airbnb ordered to make prices more transparent

The European Union has told Airbnb to bring its terms and conditions into line with the bloc’s consumer rules or face action by national consumer agencies, after a review of the short-term...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:19:40
Heatwave drives consumer spending to fastest growth in almost two years
Heatwave drives consumer spending to fastest growth in almost two years

Heatwave drives consumer spending to fastest growth in almost two years

Household expenditure increased in June, driven by the recent heatwave across the country....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:29:41
France, Germany call for stable EU farm budget post-Brexit
France, Germany call for stable EU farm budget post-Brexit

France, Germany call for stable EU farm budget post-Brexit

France and Germany want the European Union’s agriculture budget to be maintained at its current level once Britain leaves the bloc, the French and German farm ministers said on Monday....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:04:03
Vet has registration cancelled after allowing stamp certify cattle which were unfit for export
Vet has registration cancelled after allowing stamp certify cattle which were unfit for export

Vet has registration cancelled after allowing stamp certify cattle which were unfit for export

A vet found guilty of professional misconduct over allowing his official stamp be used to certify some cattle as fit for export to Morocco - when they were not - has had his registration c...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:24:23
Popular food chain Bubbacue closes its two outlets in Belfast
Popular food chain Bubbacue closes its two outlets in Belfast

Popular food chain Bubbacue closes its two outlets in Belfast

Barbecue restaurant chain Bubbacue has ceased trading at its two outlets in Belfast....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:16:27
Bank of America Merrill Lynch seeks to merge UK subsidiary with Irish firm due to Brexit
Bank of America Merrill Lynch seeks to merge UK subsidiary with Irish firm due to Brexit

Bank of America Merrill Lynch seeks to merge UK subsidiary with Irish firm due to Brexit

US investment banking giant, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, has applied to the High Court for permission to merge one of its UK based subsidiaries with a related Irish firm due to Brexit....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:04:44
Water demand - 'I have purchased six 180 gallon concrete drinkers to replace smaller drinkers'
Water demand - 'I have purchased six 180 gallon concrete drinkers to replace smaller drinkers'

Water demand - 'I have purchased six 180 gallon concrete drinkers to replace smaller drinkers'

Sunshine, shorts, sweat and suncream have been the order of the day for almost three weeks now and as I write there is no change in sight....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:00:00
One of Canada's largest department stores has pulled Ivanka Trump's fashion line from its shelves
One of Canada's largest department stores has pulled Ivanka Trump's fashion line from its shelves

One of Canada's largest department stores has pulled Ivanka Trump's fashion line from its shelves

One of Canada's largest department stores is no longer selling Ivanka Trump's fashion line....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:52:06
IMF warns that US is vulnerable in escalating trade fight
IMF warns that US is vulnerable in escalating trade fight

IMF warns that US is vulnerable in escalating trade fight

The International Monetary Fund warned that escalating and sustained trade conflicts are increasingly likely, threatening to derail economic recovery and depress medium-term growth prospec...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:21:29
VIDEO: 'It’s the sort of ground you would stop to look at' - 85ac farm comes to the market in Meath
VIDEO: 'It’s the sort of ground you would stop to look at' - 85ac farm comes to the market in Meath

VIDEO: 'It’s the sort of ground you would stop to look at' - 85ac farm comes to the market in Meath

I have always been fascinated by the Co Meath placename Staholmog, I know it probably means ‘the house of Holmog’ but it sounds like a name given to a snowbound Swedish settlement....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:00:00
T&Cs of Liberty Insurance's 400 Irish employees not affected by proposed merger
T&Cs of Liberty Insurance's 400 Irish employees not affected by proposed merger

T&Cs of Liberty Insurance's 400 Irish employees not affected by proposed merger

The terms and conditions of Liberty Insurance's 400 Irish employees will not be affected by a proposed cross-border merger with a related Spanish entity, the Commercial Court heard....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:34:40
Cash, cars, livestock and homes worth €7m seized - Criminals reeling as CAB targets gangs behind rural raids
Cash, cars, livestock and homes worth €7m seized - Criminals reeling as CAB targets gangs behind rural raids

Cash, cars, livestock and homes worth €7m seized - Criminals reeling as CAB targets gangs behind rural raids

A FRESH emphasis on the organised crime and travelling gangs responsible for the nationwide burglary spree of the past few years has been a major factor in a 10-fold increase in the value ...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:00:00
Vet struck off over certifying cattle for live export to Morocco
Vet struck off over certifying cattle for live export to Morocco

Vet struck off over certifying cattle for live export to Morocco

A vet found guilty of professional misconduct over letting his official stamp be used to certify some cattle as fit for export to Morocco when they were not has had his registration cancel...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:54:01
What lies beneath: Protected habitats under pressure
What lies beneath: Protected habitats under pressure

What lies beneath: Protected habitats under pressure

Ireland is famed worldwide for its rugged and seemingly untouched landscape....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:00:00
Thailand cave rescuer considers legal action against billionaire Elon Musk after 'pedo' tweet
Thailand cave rescuer considers legal action against billionaire Elon Musk after 'pedo' tweet

Thailand cave rescuer considers legal action against billionaire Elon Musk after 'pedo' tweet

A British expat who helped with the rescue of 12 schoolboys trapped in a cave in Thailand is considering legal action against billionaire Elon Musk for a tweet apparently labelling him a p...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:53:20
Rainfall at last - but we need four more weeks of it
Rainfall at last - but we need four more weeks of it

Rainfall at last - but we need four more weeks of it

Farmers hailed long-overdue rainfall across Ireland as the heatwave ended but Irish Water warned that at least four weeks rainfall is now required to replenish streams, rivers, lake and re...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:00:00
Irish trade surplus increases 20pc in May to €5.2bn
Irish trade surplus increases 20pc in May to €5.2bn

Irish trade surplus increases 20pc in May to €5.2bn

Ireland’s trade surplus increase by 20pc to €5.2bn in May....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:52:24
Plans announced to build new €130m mozzarella cheese facility in Portlaoise
Plans announced to build new €130m mozzarella cheese facility in Portlaoise

Plans announced to build new €130m mozzarella cheese facility in Portlaoise

Glanbia Cheese, the Joint Venture business between Glanbia plc and Leprino Foods today announces plans to build a new mozzarella cheese manufacturing facility in Portlaoise....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:12:38
Kerry Group hold milk price for June supplies
Kerry Group hold milk price for June supplies

Kerry Group hold milk price for June supplies

Kerry Group base price for June milk supplies is unchanged at 31 cpl vat inclusive....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:05:19
Farmer walks the length of Ireland to fight cancer
Farmer walks the length of Ireland to fight cancer

Farmer walks the length of Ireland to fight cancer

Not many would travel the length of the country by foot these days, especially during a heatwave, but that’s exactly what one Meath pig farm manager recently did....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:00:00
Your Health, Your Safety, Your Choice - Farm Safety Week gets under way
Your Health, Your Safety, Your Choice - Farm Safety Week gets under way

Your Health, Your Safety, Your Choice - Farm Safety Week gets under way

Farm Safety Week takes place nationwide this week aiming to reduce the number of accidents on farms and bring about a change in culture that makes unsafe practices socially unacceptable....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:57:56
Farm catastrophe avoided as neighbours put out blaze
Farm catastrophe avoided as neighbours put out blaze

Farm catastrophe avoided as neighbours put out blaze

A farmer in the Mayglass area is appealing to people to be careful with fire and dried foliage following what could have been a catastrophic incident on the railway line just a few yards f...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:00:00
European business firms urge EU to seal Mercosur trade deal this week
European business firms urge EU to seal Mercosur trade deal this week

European business firms urge EU to seal Mercosur trade deal this week

European companies are urging the European Union to accelerate trade negotiations with South America’s Mercosur bloc, in a sign of concern that the 20-year talks could once again fall dorm...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:00:00
Industrials help European shares shrug off China data
Industrials help European shares shrug off China data

Industrials help European shares shrug off China data

Strong industrials and pharma stocks helped European shares make hesitant gains on Monday while data showing slowing economic growth from China kept a lid on the market's progress....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:52:52
Chinese economic growth slows in second quarter
Chinese economic growth slows in second quarter

Chinese economic growth slows in second quarter

China's economy expanded at a slower pace in the second quarter as Beijing's efforts to contain debt hurt activity, while June factory output growth weakened to a two-year low in a worryin...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:38:58
Boeing kickstarts air show with order for jets worth $4.7bn
Boeing kickstarts air show with order for jets worth $4.7bn

Boeing kickstarts air show with order for jets worth $4.7bn

Boeing said today it has won an order for fourteen 777 freighter planes for a value of $4.7bn (€4bn), firing the opening salvo against rival Airbus in a contest for business on day one of ...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:06:00
Markets Latest: Dollar gains fade on China-EU summit
Markets Latest: Dollar gains fade on China-EU summit

Markets Latest: Dollar gains fade on China-EU summit

The dollar eased a bit against most major currencies on positive trade talks between China and the European Union although softer economic data from China and Beijing's escalating trade wa...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 07:46:15
European energy contract win for First Derivatives
European energy contract win for First Derivatives

European energy contract win for First Derivatives

First Derivatives has won a contract to delivery an electricity information exchange for Fingrid, the transmission system operator for Finland....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 07:23:27
Weather dictates that cull ewes must be sold now
Weather dictates that cull ewes must be sold now

Weather dictates that cull ewes must be sold now

Our lambs had an average weight of 30kg at weaning on June the 19 with no major differences evident between the different breeds, though this is something I will look at in more detail in ...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 06:00:00
Tullamore Show’s National Inventions competition is an ideal launching pad for rural innovations
Tullamore Show’s National Inventions competition is an ideal launching pad for rural innovations

Tullamore Show’s National Inventions competition is an ideal launching pad for rural innovations

THE countdown is on for this year's Tullamore Show on August 12 which is expected to draw over 65,000 visitors for what is now well established as the country's largest one-day agricultura...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 06:00:00
Renewed appeal for information following death of man in tractor accident
Renewed appeal for information following death of man in tractor accident

Renewed appeal for information following death of man in tractor accident

Police have once again appealed for information in connection with the death of Philip Capper....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 06:00:00
State to hire 500 staff at ports and airports if the UK crashes out
State to hire 500 staff at ports and airports if the UK crashes out

State to hire 500 staff at ports and airports if the UK crashes out

More than 500 full-time customs and veterinary inspectors will be taken on by the State in preparation for the worst-case scenario on Brexit....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 02:30:00
May calls for Brexit unity and says Trump's 'brutal' advice was 'sue the EU'
May calls for Brexit unity and says Trump's 'brutal' advice was 'sue the EU'

May calls for Brexit unity and says Trump's 'brutal' advice was 'sue the EU'

British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday appealed to warring Tory MPs to back her controversial blueprint for Brexit and avoid a disorderly withdrawal from the EU that would damage Bri...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Trump's trade war set to hit oil prices
Trump's trade war set to hit oil prices

Trump's trade war set to hit oil prices

Frustrated with Opec's inability to help him, US President Donald Trump may have inadvertently found a way of bringing down petrol prices - step up the trade war to cut oil consumption. Th...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Facebook may face Irish data watchdog probe
Facebook may face Irish data watchdog probe

Facebook may face Irish data watchdog probe

Facebook may be subject to an investigation by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) after it was advised to explore how the social network targets its two billion-plus users....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Spanish hotel chain worth checking out in long term
Spanish hotel chain worth checking out in long term

Spanish hotel chain worth checking out in long term

If someone wanted a barometer to measure how the world has changed, especially in the last 60 or 70 years, international tourism might be a good place to start....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Revealed: Government spent €1bn of taxpayers' money on private-sector homes
Revealed: Government spent €1bn of taxpayers' money on private-sector homes

Revealed: Government spent €1bn of taxpayers' money on private-sector homes

The Government has been accused of exacerbating the country's housing crisis by buying private sector homes rather than building social housing to address the supply shortage....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Carney may give sterling lift as dollar's influence wanes
Carney may give sterling lift as dollar's influence wanes

Carney may give sterling lift as dollar's influence wanes

The euro has been moving in lockstep with the pound for months amid a dominant strong-dollar theme. That may be about to change....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Cerberus withdraws from home loan deals
Cerberus withdraws from home loan deals

Cerberus withdraws from home loan deals

Cerberus's appetite for soured Irish home loans has come under scrutiny after the US private equity giant withdrew recently from Permanent TSB's €2.2bn portfolio of non-performing resident...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Krispy Kreme creates 150 jobs in Dublin
Krispy Kreme creates 150 jobs in Dublin

Krispy Kreme creates 150 jobs in Dublin

US doughnut chain Krispy Kreme has launched a recruitment drive for 150 jobs based at its first Irish outlet in Dublin's Blanchardstown....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Insurance hikes are driving up crop costs
Insurance hikes are driving up crop costs

Insurance hikes are driving up crop costs

What an unusual growing season this year has been, a long wet and cold winter followed by little or no spring and straight into summer. This meant the crops this year were stressed most of...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 16:00:00
'In all my years I've never seen drought this bad this early in the year'
'In all my years I've never seen drought this bad this early in the year'

'In all my years I've never seen drought this bad this early in the year'

Farmers old enough to remember previous droughts say that the ferocity of this year’s heatwave is unprecedented, writes Siobhán English....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 16:00:00
The dairy industry has a battle on its hands to convince younger consumers about the benefits of milk-based products
The dairy industry has a battle on its hands to convince younger consumers about the benefits of milk-based products

The dairy industry has a battle on its hands to convince younger consumers about the benefits of milk-based products

The demonisation of dairy produce has gone on too long, according to Dr Marianne Walsh, Senior Nutritionist with the National Dairy Council. The nutritionist pointed to recent research tha...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 16:00:00
Double whammy in north Cork - Two substantial residential farms - one grassland, the other equestrian - are on the market in the same parish
Double whammy in north Cork - Two substantial residential farms - one grassland, the other equestrian - are on the market in the same parish

Double whammy in north Cork - Two substantial residential farms - one grassland, the other equestrian - are on the market in the same parish

The North Cork parish of Boherbue, located about 8km from Kanturk, is home to two impressive residential farms on the market by private treaty....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 06:00:00
'It is always the farmer who has to pay for regulations'
'It is always the farmer who has to pay for regulations'

'It is always the farmer who has to pay for regulations'

Kevin Comiskey was delighted with the quality of the hay he was baling at his home farm in north Leitrim last week. It was the best he had seen since 1995 and the heatwave of 1976....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 06:00:00
Retailer cost cutting putting fresh milk supply in shops at risk warn dairy farmers
Retailer cost cutting putting fresh milk supply in shops at risk warn dairy farmers

Retailer cost cutting putting fresh milk supply in shops at risk warn dairy farmers

Dairy farmers that produce fresh milk have hit out at unsustainable discounting of milk by Iceland and Aldi in the recent weeks....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 06:00:00
Olympian O'Connor clears planning for arena development
Olympian O'Connor clears planning for arena development

Olympian O'Connor clears planning for arena development

Olympic showjumping medallist Cian O'Connor is planning to develop an indoor equestrian arena as part of his booming Co Meath business....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Fintech Chasing Returns secures €600k
Fintech Chasing Returns secures €600k

Fintech Chasing Returns secures €600k

Irish fintech Chasing Returns closed a €600,000 funding round last week, securing funding from Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan as well as a number of Irish tech entrepreneurs....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
iNua hotels to expand after raising €97m
iNua hotels to expand after raising €97m

iNua hotels to expand after raising €97m

Private individuals poured close to €20m into the €97m refinancing of regional hotel group iNua Hospitality, according to Cork-based investment firm Blackbee....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Ryanair warns of long term hit by Irish strikes
Ryanair warns of long term hit by Irish strikes

Ryanair warns of long term hit by Irish strikes

Unresolved long-term industrial relations issues between Ryanair management and its Irish pilots could ultimately hit future expansion by the airline here, a senior manager at the airline ...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Ireland to become EU YouTube watchdog
Ireland to become EU YouTube watchdog

Ireland to become EU YouTube watchdog

Ireland is set to play a central role in policing material on YouTube under an updated EU directive on broadcasting. EU-wide rules, which will be finalised later this year, have been exten...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
RTE and the Department of Communications locked in discussions over €108m windfall
RTE and the Department of Communications locked in discussions over €108m windfall

RTE and the Department of Communications locked in discussions over €108m windfall

RTE and the Department of Communications are locked in discussions about how the broadcaster spends its windfall from the €107.5m sale of land at its Donnybrook site....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
YouTube news drive ignores facts
YouTube news drive ignores facts

YouTube news drive ignores facts

Another week, another hand-out from the technology sector to the media industry. This time it's Google, as it so often is, which is supporting the media. Or Google's YouTube, to be exact. ...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
State agency now world's second-biggest fintech investor
State agency now world's second-biggest fintech investor

State agency now world's second-biggest fintech investor

Some are surprised to learn that Enterprise Ireland is one of the largest and most successful fintech investors in the world....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Mentoring and flexible working are key to boosting number of women in senior roles
Mentoring and flexible working are key to boosting number of women in senior roles

Mentoring and flexible working are key to boosting number of women in senior roles

Query: AS the co-founder of a relatively new but growing SME I have become increasingly aware of hints of gender disparity at the more senior levels. My experience over the last few years...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
More brands must come out in favour of diversity
More brands must come out in favour of diversity

More brands must come out in favour of diversity

Chris is a transgender 15-year-old who was born female but is now growing up as a male. Recalling tales of bullying and being shoved into lockers at school, his story is touchingly told in...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Why media training can make or break a leader
Why media training can make or break a leader

Why media training can make or break a leader

I was at a party recently where I was introduced to a former international broadcaster. A nice-looking chap who had apparently specialised in covering the entertainment and music biz, he t...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Department of Business pays out €300,000 to OECD for 'policy roadmap'
Department of Business pays out €300,000 to OECD for 'policy roadmap'

Department of Business pays out €300,000 to OECD for 'policy roadmap'

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation is to pay the OECD €300,000 for a 20-page SME "policy roadmap", new figures have revealed....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Regions step up fight to lure tech jobs from Dublin
Regions step up fight to lure tech jobs from Dublin

Regions step up fight to lure tech jobs from Dublin

When Skout Secure Intelligence, an international cyber-security firm, chose Portlaoise as its European headquarters last week it highlighted an existing pool of talent as one of the reason...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
DataEgg to build pilot scheme at VW factory
DataEgg to build pilot scheme at VW factory

DataEgg to build pilot scheme at VW factory

The Kilkenny-based DataEgg has been asked by Volkswagen (VW) to develop a proof of concept project in a German factory, bringing the Irish startup a step closer to a €150m deal with the ca...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Asset manager BlackRock and Schroders in Lloyds battle
Asset manager BlackRock and Schroders in Lloyds battle

Asset manager BlackRock and Schroders in Lloyds battle

BlackRock and Schroders are the front-runners to oversee about £109bn (€123bn) for Lloyds Banking Group, one of the biggest mandates of its kind, people with the knowledge of the process h...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
The IMF sees property and tax as potential threats
The IMF sees property and tax as potential threats

The IMF sees property and tax as potential threats

It doesn't seem that long since I wrote about the IMF coming to Ireland but, sacre bleu, that was a year ago and they've been again and recently published their report. They welcomed Irela...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Backbench TD does himself no favours taking compensation claim for a 'very minor' injury
Backbench TD does himself no favours taking compensation claim for a 'very minor' injury

Backbench TD does himself no favours taking compensation claim for a 'very minor' injury

Predictably, there has been a backlash against the whiplash claim made by Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell. The Dublin Fingal politician was awarded €2,500 in damages following a collision with a...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
EU in WTO bid to appease Trump and ease tensions
EU in WTO bid to appease Trump and ease tensions

EU in WTO bid to appease Trump and ease tensions

The European Commission has proposed ways to resolve the Trump administration's concerns over the functioning of the World Trade Organisation, in a bid to avert a looming crisis that could...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Twitter and Facebook's accounts purge is as much about PR as fighting the fakes
Twitter and Facebook's accounts purge is as much about PR as fighting the fakes

Twitter and Facebook's accounts purge is as much about PR as fighting the fakes

I lost 120 Twitter followers overnight last week. US President Donald Trump lost 340,000, the New York Times 732,000, former US President Barack Obama three million or so. Even Twitter's C...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
How a simple selfie could speed up travellers' border crossings
How a simple selfie could speed up travellers' border crossings

How a simple selfie could speed up travellers' border crossings

Long lines due to processing times at foreign airports and other border entry points are the big bugbear of any well-travelled executive....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Murtagh-backed waterless car-washing business sees demand soar along with temperatures
Murtagh-backed waterless car-washing business sees demand soar along with temperatures

Murtagh-backed waterless car-washing business sees demand soar along with temperatures

Just like an ill wind, the drought has brought some good for one businessman - Emmet O'Brien of waterless car-washing company, No-H20....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Dublin tech's era of social unrest
Dublin tech's era of social unrest

Dublin tech's era of social unrest

Thought GoogleTown was the summit of Dublin's tech takeover? Nope. Last week saw a 'big bang' in tech expansion planning that could make the Grand Canal Docks look like an early settlement...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Digital movie effects studio looks east
Digital movie effects studio looks east

Digital movie effects studio looks east

As the CEO and co-founder of world-leading digital storytelling business Framestore, it would be difficult to find names more well known than those who feature in William Sargent's own sto...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Private markets may be alternative for stock exchange investors
Private markets may be alternative for stock exchange investors

Private markets may be alternative for stock exchange investors

Stock market gains since the depths of the global financial crisis in 2009 have been remarkable. While any number of positive economic and corporate factors suggest further gains should be...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Crackdown leads to jump in gaming machine licences
Crackdown leads to jump in gaming machine licences

Crackdown leads to jump in gaming machine licences

There has been a big jump in the number of slot machine licences issued by the Revenue Commissioners following a tax crackdown....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Six top tips to reshape your organisation's structure
Six top tips to reshape your organisation's structure

Six top tips to reshape your organisation's structure

When a business is founded at the kitchen table, decisions and actions are taken usually by the one or two founders. There is no doubt about who does what because roles and responsibilitie...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Brexit fears prompt 150 applications for Central Bank licence
Brexit fears prompt 150 applications for Central Bank licence

Brexit fears prompt 150 applications for Central Bank licence

More than 150 financial services firms have applied for authorisations from the Central Bank to operate in Ireland and license new products here in the wake of Brexit....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Impact of missing receipts on tax bill
Impact of missing receipts on tax bill

Impact of missing receipts on tax bill

Query: My husband and I bought a small derelict cottage as a holiday home in 1982 and spent about €75,000 between the purchase price and renovation. We are now selling it for €135,000 and ...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
'There are more things to life than being rich'
'There are more things to life than being rich'

'There are more things to life than being rich'

Sharon Mannion is an actress, comedian and writer best known for her role as Concepta in the RTE2 hit comedy Bridget & Eamon....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
UK takeover panel raises Sky stakes
UK takeover panel raises Sky stakes

UK takeover panel raises Sky stakes

The body that oversees UK takeovers raised the minimum price that the Walt Disney Company must pay for British pay-TV company Sky Plc as Disney battles Comcast Corporation for control of R...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Steel shed boss shows his mettle
Steel shed boss shows his mettle

Steel shed boss shows his mettle

If ever you wanted to meet a truly inspiring entrepreneur then you need look no further than the subject of this week's article. Having grown up on a small farm in the west of Ireland and ...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Cabinet to move Irish oil reserve from UK
Cabinet to move Irish oil reserve from UK

Cabinet to move Irish oil reserve from UK

The Cabinet will this week sign off on a dramatic plan to remove all of Ireland's oil reserves from the UK as the Government ramps up its contingency plans for Brexit....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:30:00
Ireland set to remove oil reserves from Britain as Brexit deadline looms closer
Ireland set to remove oil reserves from Britain as Brexit deadline looms closer

Ireland set to remove oil reserves from Britain as Brexit deadline looms closer

The Cabinet will this week sign off on a dramatic plan to remove all of Ireland's oil reserves from the UK as the Government ramps ups its contingency plans for Brexit....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:30:00
Richard Curran: Apocalyptic no-deal Brexit predictions are starting to look hollow
Richard Curran: Apocalyptic no-deal Brexit predictions are starting to look hollow

Richard Curran: Apocalyptic no-deal Brexit predictions are starting to look hollow

Paschal Donohoe has been warning about the dangers of a no-deal Brexit, saying around 40,000 Irish jobs would go. His dark warnings are grounded in various studies conducted since that awf...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Dell to bring women's funding event to Dublin
Dell to bring women's funding event to Dublin

Dell to bring women's funding event to Dublin

Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network (Dwen) is to bring a global funding event to Ireland next year after a survey found Dublin ranked relatively poorly for female entrepreneurs....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Pat Moloughney makes a return to the fray with Finglas housing project
Pat Moloughney makes a return to the fray with Finglas housing project

Pat Moloughney makes a return to the fray with Finglas housing project

Former aviation entrepreneur Pat Moloughney has moved to further expand his plans for a housing development in Finglas in Dublin 11....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Weather winners (and losers)...The firms making hay while the sun shines - and those feeling the heat
Weather winners (and losers)...The firms making hay while the sun shines - and those feeling the heat

Weather winners (and losers)...The firms making hay while the sun shines - and those feeling the heat

When the temperature is touching 30 degrees and the sun is beaming down what could be more refreshing than a cool drink? Throw in a World Cup and 2018 has been the kind of summer drinks ma...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
What Irish consumers will be paying more for this year (and how we can save a few cents)
What Irish consumers will be paying more for this year (and how we can save a few cents)

What Irish consumers will be paying more for this year (and how we can save a few cents)

The coming months and year could become even more expensive for Irish consumers as Brexit and the prospect of a global trade war threaten to push up prices. Consumers could be hundreds - i...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:00
Stunning 91ac Tipp stud farm hits the market with a guide of €1.3m
Stunning 91ac Tipp stud farm hits the market with a guide of €1.3m

Stunning 91ac Tipp stud farm hits the market with a guide of €1.3m

I was in South Tipperary last week to see the lovely Landscape Stud on 91ac near the magical village of Kilsheelan. The property is coming to auction with a guide of €1.3m, writes Jim O’Br...
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 16:00:00
The king of vintage - Pat Egan has spent years assembling a spectacular collection of tractors
The king of vintage - Pat Egan has spent years assembling a spectacular collection of tractors

The king of vintage - Pat Egan has spent years assembling a spectacular collection of tractors

I drove a Ferguson 35 for the first time in nearly 40 years last week. The machine was the little workhorse of Irish agriculture in the '60s and '70s and was a joy to drive, bringing back ...
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 16:00:00
The landless young man who became a champion pedigree beef breeder
The landless young man who became a champion pedigree beef breeder

The landless young man who became a champion pedigree beef breeder

As a landless young man buying his first pure-bred Hereford, Peter Casey seemed unlikely to have his name carved in the annals of pedigree breeding history....
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 16:00:00
Native bees being wiped out by pesticides
Native bees being wiped out by pesticides

Native bees being wiped out by pesticides

Farmers could unknowingly be killing tens of thousands of bees by spraying pesticides, according to the Federation of Irish Beekeepers' Associations (FIBA)....
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 07:07:57
Compact Waterford holding for €495,000
Compact Waterford holding for €495,000

Compact Waterford holding for €495,000

Thornbrook is a 41ac compact estate at Raheens, Kilmeaden, Co Waterford. On the private treaty market, it is guided by Savills at €495,000....
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 06:00:00
Limerick woman overcame a chronic health condition - and a lack of farming experience - to make a go of running a 160-head beef enterprise
Limerick woman overcame a chronic health condition - and a lack of farming experience - to make a go of running a 160-head beef enterprise

Limerick woman overcame a chronic health condition - and a lack of farming experience - to make a go of running a 160-head beef enterprise

The physicality of farming is a phrase that's regularly voiced in agriculture circles these days. Lifting, pulling and dragging, knocks and kicks are just some of the ordeals that farmers ...
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 06:00:00
Ireland at risk of becoming a drought 'hotspot' warn climate change experts
Ireland at risk of becoming a drought 'hotspot' warn climate change experts

Ireland at risk of becoming a drought 'hotspot' warn climate change experts

Ireland is liable to become a high-temperature hotspot over the next number of years and droughts may become more common, says Dr Conor Murphy from the Department of Geography at NUI Mayno...
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 06:00:00
Homeowners crippled by highest rates in eurozone
Homeowners crippled by highest rates in eurozone

Homeowners crippled by highest rates in eurozone

Homebuyers are paying thousands of euro more a year for their loans than people on the continent....
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 02:30:00
DCC up 3.7pc after sealing two deals and guiding increased profit
DCC up 3.7pc after sealing two deals and guiding increased profit

DCC up 3.7pc after sealing two deals and guiding increased profit

Shares in Irish conglomerate DCC rose 3.7pc in yesterday's trading after it announced two acquisitions and said operating profits were ahead of last year in the first quarter....
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Ryanair and Lufthansa in row over Laudamotion jets
Ryanair and Lufthansa in row over Laudamotion jets

Ryanair and Lufthansa in row over Laudamotion jets

Ryanair and rival airline Lufthansa have clashed over Laudamotion, the Austrian carrier in which Ryanair has just received approval to take a 75pc stake....
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 02:30:00
China's US surplus hits record as tariffs loom
China's US surplus hits record as tariffs loom

China's US surplus hits record as tariffs loom

China's monthly trade surplus with the US rose to a record high in June, underlining the imbalance at the heart of an escalating trade war between the world's two largest economies....
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Craft beer makers refreshed by E2m capital investment
Craft beer makers refreshed by E2m capital investment

Craft beer makers refreshed by E2m capital investment

The company behind McGargle's craft beer has received a fresh €2m from investors and has restructured its balance sheet....
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Case for the prosecution: misconduct chief leads crackdown on bankers
Case for the prosecution: misconduct chief leads crackdown on bankers

Case for the prosecution: misconduct chief leads crackdown on bankers

Derville Rowland's first jury trial as a junior barrister in London was defending an alleged car thief....
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 02:30:00
 
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