Consumers expect more rental hikes

More than two-thirds of consumers are bracing for rent hikes and house prices to rise in the next 12 months, while some businesses are holding back on activity as ...

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Satisfied with its green credentials

Barbara-Anne Richardson says Heineken’s decade-long commitment to being a sustainable and green brewer is what convinced her to join the firm, writes Pádraig ...

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Dublin Port spend ‘was appropriate’

The board of Dublin Port Company has again strenuously denied any impropriety over credit card expenditure and said it was happy to face TDs and senators over its ...

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IDA insists it is 'committed to regional investment spread'

The IDA has insisted regional job growth is a main priority but conceded it is "extraordinarily difficult" to persuade foreign firms to choose smaller towns as a ...

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Corruption in firms most commonly found out by chance

Most corruption in Irish firms is discovered by chance, a report from Deloitte has found.

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Reit, bank links 'could risk stability'

There are financial stability risks arising from the links between banks and real estate investments funds and trusts, the Central Bank has warned.

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National Development Plan key for Cork to become 'talent capital'

Housing and public transport deficits need addressing urgently if Cork is to overtake Dublin as the leading job growth region by 2022, as predicted by a recruitment ...

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Cork firm Zenith Technologies bought by US tech giant Cognizant

Cork life sciences manufacturing software firm Zenith Technologies has been bought by US tech service giant Cognizant for an undisclosed sum.

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Waterford Airport investment 'sorely needed' for region's growth

Business leaders in Waterford have hit back at criticism over the Government's plan to invest €5m in the region's airport.

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IMF warns Ireland in ‘uniquely vulnerable’ position

The International Monetary Fund has urged the Government to “strengthen fiscal buffers, address key structural bottlenecks to growth, and continue preparing ...

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Industry leaders: Housing and labour biggest barriers to growth in Cork

Cork cannot let housing shortages, public transport problems and a lack of construction workers undermine its burgeoning position as a tech and financial services ...

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Call for action on tax appeal backlog

In its pre-Budget submission, the Law Society said there were "two obstacles to justice that require redress" this year.

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Mortgage rates for Irish customers edge upwards

The regulator said the weighted average interest rate on all new mortgages agreed in Ireland stood at 3.03% in April, up three basis points on the previous month.

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Exports to Britain up despite Brexit uncertainty

The value of exports to Britain increased by €102 million to €1.13bn in April, a 10% jump compared with the same month in 2018.

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Number of visitors to Ireland rises but spending falls

Spend by tourists fell by more than 4% in the first three months of the year despite visitors rising by 5.5%, CSO figures have revealed - as industry bosses admitted ...

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Waterford Airport sets sights on €12m lifeline

Glanbia, Coolmore Stud, Dawn Meats, as well as other investors are being asked to put up €5m to help extend the runway at Waterford Airport, with the central ...

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Irish firms' have 'unparalleled opportunity' for US growth

Irish businesses have been urged to invest in the US market, with states in the American heartland seen as ripe for growth.

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The Pádraig Hoare interview: 'LED-ing the way for 'greener' business'

Climate change and energy efficiency were not a priority for many businesses when Cork firm Verde LED began in 2010.

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Airlines 'cannot expect a free pass' on emissions tax

Airlines “cannot expect a free pass” on taxes aimed at reducing carbon emissions, despite the industry’s marked resistance to an EU report on taxing ...

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Plan to boost British visitors needs ‘solid action’

Tourism cannot wait to run down the clock waiting for Brexit and must “fight tooth and nail” for every British visitor, an industry body has said, as ...

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Inventions go on show in Cork Institute of Technology

Student entrepreneurs will showcase concepts such as an early labour detection wearable device, a quick prostate cancer check, and a bacteria-eliminating hand sanitiser ...

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Sisk chief wants clarity on Dunkettle roads plan

The future of the multi-million euro Dunkettle interchange project in Cork is “in the hands of the Government as to how to proceed”, the chief executive ...

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Many EU workers not getting minimum wage boost

Increases in the minimum wage may not have made an overall positive difference to many workers across the EU, including Ireland, a report has found.

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Pádraig Hoare's Monday Interview: Tapping a worldwide whiskey boom

Maud and Sam of Blacks Brewery and Distillery in Kinsale have launched a five-year fund that allows investors to indulge their love of the spirit by keeping or selling ...

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Blacks Brewery and Distillery launches whiskey investment fund with guaranteed returns

Kinsale firm Blacks Brewery and Distillery believes it has come up with a way for investors to combine their love of Irish whiskey and a desire for a market bet.

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Tourist attraction €150m plan to boost regional jobs

Fáilte Ireland said its €150m fund will develop what it called "major new visitor attractions of scale across the country".

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Port of Cork to ease crisis should UK crash out of EU

The Port of Cork is poised to set up a special "border control" facility to help ease congestion at Dublin and Rosslare should Britain crash out of the EU.

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The Monday Interview: Feeling the flow after coming full circle

It’s been a lot of trial and error, countless kitchen table board meetings, but a Cork family firm has come up with what it is calling a revolutionary way ...

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Greener plans a ‘no-regrets opportunity’

Business group Ibec has said a transition to a low-carbon economy is a “no-regrets opportunity” after the local and European elections signalled a public ...

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Cork hosts major cybersecurity event

Cork will host a major conference on cybersecurity in September with the burgeoning cybercrime industry’s exponential growth expected to exceed €4.5 trillion ...

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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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