IMI launch new IDA-backed leadership course for managers of FDI giants in Ireland

The reliance of foreign firms on the economy has been further signalled with an IDA-backed management course aimed at training management for Irish subsidiaries ...

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Cork to be 'most walkable city' in transport plan

Cork can be the most accessible city in Ireland if public transport, cycling and walking routes are implemented en masse, or it could become even more congested ...

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Waterford firm lands major US museum deal

A Waterford virtual reality firm is targeting major growth in North America and Asia after agreeing a deal with one of the biggest space museums in the US.

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Rapid rise in online shopping and card use

Consumers are rapidly moving to card payments instead of cash, while there has also been a significant increase in online shopping in the past year, according to ...

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C&C shares fizz on Bulmers growth

Shares in C&C Group rose almost 5% as the drinks maker said its signature Bulmers cider brand increased its share of the Irish market despite increasing competition ...

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KBC Ireland chief: Brexit still 'a big sword of Damocles' despite upbeat outlook for economy

The outlook for the Irish economy is favourable in the short-term but Brexit is still "a big sword of Damocles" for growth, the new KBC Ireland chief executive has ...

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International firms hail Cork growth in tech and pharma

International law firm William Fry has opened an office in Cork because of continued growth in its Munster business, including tech and life sciences, it said.

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Cybercrime will be worth €5 trillion in two years, security body claims

The new national cybersecurity body that will be led out of Cork has been launched with a warning that cybercrime is expected to be worth almost €5 trillion ...

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OECD assesses Ireland for 'sustainable' goals

Ireland is reaching targets in relation to available water, economic productivity and carbon emissions coming up to 2030 but falls down when it comes to areas like ...

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The Monday Interview: Winds of change blowing into Cork

With 900 people from 38 countries coming to Cork next month for a major international wind energy science conference, it is time to focus on the incredible renewable ...

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CIT and UCC students win leadership prize at top US tech firm

Two students from Cork will travel to the US after winning an intensive executive mentorship programme with the leadership of tech firm Park Place Technologies.

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Major jobs boost at indigenous Cork firm Crest Solutions

A Cork engineering and software firm has said it will create up to 180 new jobs after opening a new customer innovation centre.

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Dell Technologies appoints new Irish general manager

Dell Technologies has appointed a new general manager for its Irish business as it increasingly focuses on emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence ...

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Pubs must adapt to 'rapidly changing' drinking habits

A publican lobby group has warned of "rapidly changing" consumer drinking habits to which the industry must adapt.

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Cork Tech Summit gives stark demonstration on cybercrime vulnerability

With connected devices now outnumbering people, attendees at Cork's annual Tech Summit were given a stark demonstration of how it pays to be on guard against cybercrime. ...

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'Better data' needed on insurance costs

The chair of the National Competitiveness Council has called for "better data" from the CSO on insurance and the legal profession if soaring costs for SMEs are to ...

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Limerick city ‘must avoid rental doughnut effect’

An economic report compiled for Limerick City and County Council by consultants EY-DKM Economic Advisory says the rent disparity between Limerick city and county ...

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Pointing the way for Irish entrepreneurs

For would-be business owners in Cork and beyond, even a cursory look at the finalists in EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Ireland Awards over the years would ...

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The Monday Interview: Declan White, southern regional director, Veolia Ireland

With Ireland failing to meet its emissions targets for next year, firms like Veolia will be crucial if we are to make amends by 2030. Pádraig Hoare talks ...

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Firms want Frankfurt, NYC routes from Cork AIrport

Frankfurt, Brussels, and Berlin are the most desired destinations from Cork Airport among businesses, while there is a growing clamour for a direct flight to New ...

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Kingspan shares fall 3% despite sales rise

Shares in Kingspan fell 3% as the building materials group ruled out resurrecting its €700m bid for Belgian firm Recticel’s insulation division.

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Kerry shares rise on strong outlook

Kerry Group shares rose 1.2% as the ingredients and consumer foods giant reaffirmed its full-year earnings targets guidance of 6% to 10% and said more acquisitions ...

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Cork Tech Summit to host live hacking to demonstrate cybercrime vulnerability

Cybersecurity experts will undertake a live hack onstage at the upcoming Tech Summit in Cork to demonstrate the vulnerability of phone and computer security.

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'Drift in focus' is tourism threat

Tourism has the potential to create 80,000 new jobs in the next six years but a "worrying drift" in Government focus threatens the growth, an industry organisation ...

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100 research roles for Tyndall in 'disruptive tech'

Up to 100 new research posts will be created at Tyndall National Institute in Cork as part of a €20m investment into so-called "disruptive technologies".

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Builder skills dearth grows, according to new report

A skills shortage in all areas of construction has worsened in recent months, with a lack of carpenters and plumbers leading to a squeeze on project delivery, a ...

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Aughinish Alumina in line for 'major developments'

The ultimate owner of Aughinish Alumina in Limerick has said significant investment is planned for the facility, just months after US Government sanctions threatened ...

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Cork Chamber president call for urgent event centre clarity

The new president of Cork Chamber has called for the “utmost haste” in progress on the city’s long-mooted events centre, as well as a major ramping-up ...

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Cork On The Rise: Northside of city deserves more

The northside of Cork city remains an integral part of the city that needs to see its fair share of development and progress, political and business leaders have ...

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Cork On The Rise: City can drive its own destiny with funding and political leadership

Cork is at a pivotal moment in its history and needs funding to be ring-fenced in order to bring certainty to long-mooted infrastructural projects.

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Tourist numbers boosted by North American visits

An extra 37,500 visitors from North America helped bolster a 5.5% increase in tourism in the first three months, while British visitors bucked the recent trend by ...

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Norwegian Air flights from Ireland to US unlikely to return for summer schedule, claims MEP

Norwegian Air flights from Cork and Shannon to the US east coast are now unlikely to return for the entire summer schedule, an MEP has claimed, as the firm admitted ...

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Sri Lanka attacks likely to deter Irish tourists

Sri Lanka’s burgeoning reputation for Irish honeymooners and well-off holidaymakers will take a hit that will be difficult to recover from in the short term ...

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Government says decision on Waterford Airport's future will be made in July

The Government has said a decision on Waterford Airport's future will be made in July but warned securing a commercial carrier for the facility is vital.

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The Monday Interview - Adrian Wall of ReganWall Solicitors: Legal advice for a growing business

As more and more investments flowed and businesses became more complex, it was time to set up a niche boutique corporate law firm, managing partner Adrian Wall tells ...

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Board set up to improve banking culture 'rigged' in industry's favour: John McGuinnness

The new board set up to improve banking culture is "rigged" in favour of the lenders and not customers, one of the industry's biggest critics has claimed.

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No Consent, No Sale bill 'should be no-brainer'

Protections for mortgage holders will dramatically diminish if the sales of non-performing loans to so-called "vulture funds" continues, campaigners have claimed.

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Investment of €200m planned for Cork hotels

Research commissioned by the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) said Government had to match the level of private investment in tourism in the regions post-Brexit. ...

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Waterford virtual reality firm to boost workforce

A Waterford virtual reality software firm has said it will trial a fortnightly three-day weekend for employees in order to attract developers in a highly competitive ...

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Kingspan in €700m Belgian firm bid

Shares in specialist building materials group Kingspan rose almost 3% as it said it had offered €700m for the insulation division of Belgian mattress firm Recticel. ...

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FAI did not keep proper accounts, according to Deloitte

Auditors Deloitte have said the FAI has contravened two sections of the Companies Act 2014.

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Cork and Shannon US flights delayed further as passenger frustration mounts

The return of flights from Cork and Shannon to the US east coast this summer remain in doubt as various US airlines signalled the Boeing 737 Max aircraft will not ...

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Customer focus vow by Padraic Kissane on banking culture board

The financial adviser credited as one of the architects in exposing the €1bn tracker mortgage scandal has insisted he “will not become a member of the ...

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Cork SMEs look to grow in new international markets

Four out of five Cork businesses expect an increase in turnover in the next 12 months, while a third would like support to enter new markets in the wake of Brexit.

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UCC and Fexco sees 'world-leading' fintech research

A €3m partnership between UCC and financial services firm Fexco will see major research conducted on emerging financial technologies, or fintech.

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Inflation at six-year high as rents rise

Rents, mortgage payments and utility bills saw the biggest hikes for consumers in March as annual inflation rose above 1% for the first time in six years, according ...

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AIB may cut bad loans by €3bn more

AIB will consider further bad loan sales as it looks to reduce up to €3bn of debt by the end of the year.

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Dublin seventh costliest city in world to build

Dublin is now the seventh most expensive place in the world to build and Brexit uncertainty will not prevent costs rising 7% this year, a report on international ...

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Permanent TSB not ruling out more soured loan sales

Permanent TSB (PTSB) has not ruled out further non-performing loan sales, while it deserves to be fined over the tracker mortgage scandal, its chief executive has ...

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