Businesses in Cork are unanimously confident about the future despite external threats such as Brexit, according to a survey, with more than three-quarters of firms planning to hire in the next year.

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Pre-tax profits at department store retailer Michael Guiney — better known as Guineys — has climbed to €2.45m.

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Investors have pumped another $98 million (€82m) into Deliveroo, bringing its fundraising total to $482 million (€408m).

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Some 84% of working men said they feel this pressure, according to the research released ahead of International Men's Day on Sunday November 19.

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A survey of people who have been scammed found that in more than a quarter (26%) of cases, it happened at Christmas.

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European Investment Bank commits to lending €85m to Limerick City and County Council

The money will be spent on transforming the 1.62 hectare Opera Site in the city centre into an urban centre office development, with the capacity for 3,000 jobs.

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Cork an important talent pool, says Life Science Recruitment as they open new Cork office

Life Science Recruitment, part of the Vertical Markets group, said Cork and Munster had huge potential in the sectors.

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EIF and SBCI triple new financing for Irish SMEs to €330m

The European Investment Fund and the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) have tripled their finance for Irish SMEs under the COSME programme in Ireland ...

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Vodafone announce #CodeLikeaGirl initiative to teach young girls how to code

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56% of Irish tech experts expect intelligent robots in the workplace within five years

Results of the survey also show that half of those surveyed believe there will be driverless cars available in Ireland by 2022.

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Glenveagh Properties announces acquisition of 11 sites

The 11 sites have the potential to deliver 1,319 units.

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Planning approval for McKillen hotel denied

An Bord Pleanála has overturned a decision to grant planning permission for a new hotel on the site of a popular Dublin nightclub.

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Jobs boost across the country in tech, retail

Hundreds of new jobs have been announced by a number of firms across the country, including 200 in a €41m investment for Drogheda.

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Med firm’s profits up 44% despite restructuring costs

Pre-tax profits at one of the largest employers in the south-east, the Irish arm of the multinational medical products company formerly known as Genzyme, last year ...

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Data law awareness scramble for Irish firms

It will come “down to the wire” as to whether Irish firms will be compliant with the new data-protection laws introduced by the EU next year, an expect ...

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Wages hit Man United revenue

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European banks to loan €170m to develop one of Ireland's biggest commercial districts in Limerick

European banks are to invest €170m in a major plan by Limerick City and County Council to transform the city centre into one of biggest commercial districts outside ...

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Public right to be angry over bailouts, says Bank of England policymakers

Bank of England policymakers have said that the British public is right to be angry over bank bailouts and the economic difficulties facing Britain's younger generation. ...

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200 jobs and €41m investment coming to Drogheda as US tech company expands operations

A leading global payments company has announced it will expand its Irish operations in Drogheda by investing €41m and hiring 200 more employees.

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SuperValu brings 10 jobs to Tower with €2.2m investment into new store

Grocery retailer SuperValu has today announced the creation of a new store in Tower, Co Cork.

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Popular Glanmire hair salon expands to Cork City

Fans of the hugely popular Kopper Hair Salon in Glanmire, Co Cork can rejoice -- it has now expanded to Cork city.

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KBC Bank release third quarter financial results

KBC Bank Ireland has today released its third quarter financial results revealing a year to date profit of €175.7m.

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Luxurious Westmeath castle goes on sale for €13.5m

A castle in County Westmeath formerly owned by the president of DCU has gone on sale for €13.5m.

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Google set for €170m investment in Dublin with purchase of Boland's Quay

Global technology firm Google looks set to expand its Dublin operations by purchasing Boland's Mill.

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120 new jobs announced at two separate companies today

CarePlus pharmacies is opening 12 new branches around the country, creating 70 jobs, while Zevas communications in Cork is looking for 50 tele-sales personnel.Zevas ...

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Brexit may be taking its toll on British jobs growth

The number of people in work in Britain fell by the most in more than two years in the three months to September, a sign that a Brexit slowdown may be taking its ...

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Airbus $50bn jet deal takes sting out Boeing mega wins

Airbus announced the biggest commercial-plane transaction in its history, securing an order for single-aisle aircraft valued at nearly $50bn (€42.6bn) at the ...

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Dunnes must pay €15.5m to Crosbie receivers

A High Court judge has ruled Dunnes Stores must pay €15.5m “forthwith” to the receivers of a company of businessman Harry Crosbie to comply with ...

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BP to be first oil company to resume share buybacks

BP is to begin a share buyback programme, making it the first major European energy company to resume buybacks since the 2014 price slump in a sign years of austerity ...

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A record level of global investors think shares are overvalued

A record level of global investors currently think shares are overvalued, while an increased amount of them are taking more risks with their investment choices than ...

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Nestle revamps infant foods operation to spur growth

Nestle, the world’s largest packaged food firm, said it would reorganise its infant nutrition business to improve performance, five months after the new CEO ...

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Cerberus buys into German bank giants

Shares in Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank surged after it emerged that private-equity firm Cerberus is a top shareholder at Germany’s two biggest banks,Steven ...

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C Series secures surprise $1.1bn jet order boost

Bombardier is closing in on the second deal for its C Series jet since reaching a landmark agreement with Airbus a few weeks ago that will see the European aircraft ...

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High Court grants order to examiner's deal with investor over seven firms employing 330 staff

The High Court has granted orders permitting the examiner of seven companies controlled by Galway businessman Gerry Barrett to enter into an agreement with an investor. ...

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Engineering giant Dyson sues former chief executive Max Conze

Engineering giant Dyson is suing its former chief executive Max Conze over allegations that he disclosed secret company information and used the firm's resources ...

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Ulster Bank to close 11 branches in the North

Ulster Bank has announced plans to close 11 branches in Northern Ireland in a move that will see 40 jobs lost.

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Kennedy Wilson completes €259m of asset sales in Ireland and US

Global real estate investment company Kennedy Wilson (NYSE:KW) (“KW”) announced today two real estate asset sales generating $304m (€259m) in gross ...

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Scotland to become first country to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol

Scotland will become the first country in the world to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol.

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Airbus to sell 430 planes to US firm in €41bn deal

Airbus is to sell 430 planes to US firm Indigo Partners for $49.5 billion (€41.9 billion) in the European firm’s biggest deal ever.

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DCC shares performed sluggishly despite strong results

DCC shares performed sluggishly despite the group reporting a strong performance for its seasonally less important first half. The company says it remains on course ...

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Malone’s Trinity City Hotel boosts profits by 54%

Trinity City Hotel, one of the Dublin hotels owned by US billionaire John Malone, the Virgin Media and TV3 owner, boosted pre-tax profits 54% to €2.83m last ...

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Despite the ticking clock, some optimism over sterling

Analysts are more optimistic than the UK government that an agreement will be reached with the EU next month to move Brexit talks on to trade, even as Theresa May’s ...

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Tesco shares climb on green light for Booker deal

Tesco shares rose by over 7% as it won provisional approval for its £3.7bn (€4.1bn) takeover of wholesaler Booker from the UK competition regulator, moving ...

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Apple evaluates augmented reality for future iPhones

Apple is working on a rear-facing 3D sensor system for the iPhone in 2019, another step toward turning the handset into a leading augmented-reality

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Aviva buys Friends First and bulks up

Aviva Ireland wants to increase its market share in pensions and life-assurance, having completed a €130m acquisition of Friends First.

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Interim examiner appointed to Meath construction firm, Manly Construction Ltd

High Court appointed an interim examiner to Co Meath based construction firm Manley Construction Ltd.

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