BUSINESS FEATURES - IRISH EXAMINER

Transparency mantra no more than a mirage

So, were they small steps for a newly-found accountability?

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Greencore earnings are on target

Greencore has reported a near 7% year-on-year increase in third-quarter revenues, adding that it remains on track to meet full-year earnings targets.

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Spotlight on UK rate hike as recovery picks up

Last week’s preliminary estimate of UK second-quarter GDP showed that the economy continued to maintain its strong momentum.

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Time for closer look at health executives’ pay

With the decision of Angela Kerins, ex-CEO of Rehab, to take the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to court because of her alleged mistreatment at the hands of the PAC, it’s about time we had some clarity on what organisations in receipt of extensive public funds can do by way of payments to their senior executives.

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Risk management strategy needed for growth

Growth is an attribute often sought out by investors and entrepreneurs.

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Euro likely to face more downward pressure

Tight trading ranges for the main currency pairs were a key feature of foreign exchange markets in 2013.

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The great success story of the past few decades has been Kinsale, which owes its revival in part to the efforts of a small group of local people.  Picture: Denis Scannell

Communities united in survival

There is life outside the ever-growing conurbations, but locals must share and stand together, writes Kyran Fitzgerald

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Best in class but we’re still in line for EU beating

Sometimes even countries find themselves between a rock and a hard place. Unfortunately, Ireland is in such a place with respect to our corporate taxation policies.

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Pope’s stance on financial issues augurs well

First, a confession. I’m not much of a Catholic and have a limited relationship with religion.

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Eurozone recovery to continue at subdued pace

The weak industrial output data from the eurozone and its main economies is highlighting the sluggish nature of the economic recovery in the region.

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Welcome to the blackboard jungle

As Jan O’Sullivan takes over at education, she will do well to bookmark her predecessor’s travails, writes Kyran Fitzgerald.

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John Griffin: Gamesparks plans to be world leader

Cloud-based sparks let the games begin

With the number of mobile games and players increasing exponentially, a young Irish company with a creative spark is preparing to up its game to cater for an expected 100m players, writes Trish Dromey.

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If only Brooks could have had Bertie’s Bowl

In retrospect, the Bertie Bowl would have avoided the debacle.

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Building a multi-sector recovery will be crucial

Building a balanced recovery is one of the key challenges for those who care about what we leave behind for future generations.

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Figures signal strong growth on the horizon

The past week has seen a raft of very strong data published on the economy.

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The Great British/EU break-up

If Britain opts to leave the EU, the ramifications for Ireland could extend far beyond frayed trade ties, writes Kyran Fitzgerald.

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Sláinte adopts a patient approach

Sláinte Healthcare was established in 2006 and through its Vitro and Claimsure processes has seen turnover increase by more than 1,600%. Now it is eyeing a US launch, writes Trish Dromey.

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Charlene McKenna who plays Rose in the critically acclaimed 'Ripper Street'.

Loss of €3.4m for firm set up to produce ‘Ripper Street’

The Dublin-based firm established to produce the €20 million Ripper Street television drama recorded a pre-tax loss of €3.4m last year.

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