French government ‘seeks to hire new Renault chief’

The French government is seeking candidates to replace Renault’s embattled boss Carlos Ghosn, as some board members began to voice doubts about keeping him ...

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Jo'Burger restaurants go into liquidation

One of Dublin's most popular restaurant groups has gone into liquidation.

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Kerry Group buys US ‘clean label’ firms for €325m

Kerry Group plans to buy two food seasoning firms in the US for €325m that it says will enhance its group of natural ingredient firms.

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Irish mortgage rates end the year as most elevated in Europe

Irish mortgage rates are ending another year as the most elevated in Europe and are likely to remain so without Government or Central Bank action as the era of cheap ...

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Westport emerges as 'Botox capital of the world' as plant sells $4bn of Botox to the world in two years

Westport’s status as the ‘Botox capital of the world’ is confirmed with new figures showing that pharma giant, Allergan has sold $4bn (€3.6bn) ...

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Taxpayer could pay outstanding Irish claims of collapsed Danish insurer Qudos

The Irish taxpayer could be left to pay the outstanding claims of Irish policyholders of collapsed Danish insurer Qudos through the Insurance Compensation Fund (ICF). ...

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Ireland wins major travel award for fifth consecutive year

Ireland has been named the "best destination" in Europe by a prestigious travel magazine, for the fifth year in a row.

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McDonald's to create 65 jobs in Cork town

McDonald’s is to create more than 65 jobs in Cork with the opening of a new restaurant at a motorway service station in Co Cork.

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Central Bank figures show how much higher Ireland's mortgage rates are than rest of EU

Ireland continues to have Europe's highest mortgage interest rates.

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China suspends tariff hikes on $126bn of US goods

China has announced a 90-day suspension of tariff hikes on $126bn of US cars, trucks and motor parts following its ceasefire in a trade battle with Washington.

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CAREERS 2019: Cyber Ireland aims to harness huge opportunity in global digital security

Cyber Ireland will start 2019 participating in a series of events to promote its role as the umbrella body for perhaps the fastest-growing industry cluster.

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Careers 2019: You get knocked down and you get up again, says Bernard Dunne

Hugh Torpey recounts boxer Bernard Dunne’s advice on performance to a recent IMI Advante-edge event in Cork

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Careers 2019: HC21 is expanding in overseas markets and it all started with a spontaneous decision

Sometimes it is the spontaneous decisions that can change the course of a life.

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Interest rate hike may be pushed back to 2020

The euro went lower as ECB head Mario Draghi shaved the growth outlook for the eurozone economy, which may signal that the first interest rate hike since the crisis ...

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CAREERS 2019: Buoyant jobs market, but big challenges ahead

Ireland’s jobs market is in a sweet place right now.

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CAREERS 2019: Brexit to create an opportunity for some sectors

While there is no doubting that agrifood exporters, tourism, and other sectors are heavily reliant on Irish-UK trade routes, there are signs that many pockets of ...

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CAREERS 2019: Healthcare sector tackles challenges in demographics and workforce

It is hard not to feel sympathy for those in charge of the Irish health service, never mind the frequently stressed individuals out there trying to deliver the many ...

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CAREERS 2019: Irish companies have thousands of vacancies for skilled engineers

In what is set to be a significant turnaround for the fortunes of engineering graduates — whose profession was battered by the 2008 recession — the coming ...

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CAREERS 2019: Mercy’s 96% job acceptance ratio underlines its collegial reputation

Mercy University Hospital (MUH) is “without doubt” an employer of choice in Cork with a 96% job offer to acceptance ratio, according to human resources ...

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CAREERS 2019: Ireland is hiring and willing to pay your air fare to return home

Time was, many decades ago, when emigrants willing to move permanently ‘Down Under’ to Australia and New Zealand would have had their passage practically ...

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Careers 2019: Glan Agua, industry leaders in providing water project solutions

Glan Agua is an industry leader in providing project solutions for the water and wastewater industry including design, construction, commissioning, operation and ...

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Careers 2019: Ward Personnel, for quality management and technical construction staff

Ward Personnel is a specialist provider of management staff as well as technical staff across the Irish construction industry.

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Careers 2019: Finbarr Gannon & Co, leaders in engineering for more than 30 years

Finbarr Gannon & Co Ltd (FGCL) has provided civil and structural engineering consultancy services from the company’s Cork office for over 30 years.

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Bon Secours invests to support excellence across healthcare services

Fiona Murphy, group director of nursing for the Bon Secours Health System, and John McPhillips, group HR director, talk about the Group’s first Nursing Care ...

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Careers 2019: Regeneron - An environment to work hard and play hard

A company is only as good as the people within it.

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Doran and Minehane delivering specialist solutions in a complex business environment

Doran & Minehane is a professional services firm which is focused on delivering specialist solutions to large organisations and businesses with complex and diverse ...

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GDP booms ‘but household spending not so much’

Official figures showing a rapidly expanding economy are tempered by recent data that suggest household spending is rising but not booming, economists say.

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Oil jumps above $60

Oil jumped as Saudi Arabia prepares to slash shipments to US refiners within weeks in an effort to prevent a price-killing build-up of American stockpiles.

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IFG targets strong growth and 'real value for shareholders in the medium term'

IFG has set ambitious revenue targets for the financial advisory unit it tried to sell earlier this year.

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Park Hotel in Kenmare generated record revenues in 2018 - John Brennan

The Park Hotel in Kenmare — co-owned by brothers Francis and John Brennan — is set for a return to profit growth this year.

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Soaring fuel and rental costs push up the cost of living

The cost of heating a home ballooned by 17% in November, compared to the same month last year, while it was 7% more expensive to rent one’s home, new figures ...

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Interest rates charged by moneylenders could fall dramatically after new Bill

The Dáil has passed a Bill which could dramatically reduce the interest rates moneylenders charge customers.

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Video-game company EA contests injunction over dismissal of executive for 'dick' remark

A major international video game company is contesting the continuation of an injunction granted last week over the dismissal of one of its executives for making ...

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Ryanair starts selling tickets for football games

Ryanair is to start selling tickets to football matches.

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Finance Dept forecasts economic growth of 7.5% by end of 2018, but issues Brexit warning

New economic figures from the Central Statistics Office show continuing growth.

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Cork-based strength coach to build a gym for 5,500 West Bank refugees

Christmas stockings across Cork could be filled with handmade Palestinian goods imported from the West Bank if one of Cork’s foremost strength and conditioning ...

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Research reveals Ireland's most convenient supermarket chain

Overall, supermarket coverage within Ireland is generally good with 71% of the population within five minutes of their nearest supermarket.

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Germany to mitigate fallout of a no-deal for UK banks

Germany is trying to mitigate market turmoil from the UK leaving the EU without a deal by giving British financial firms a chance to continue operations in the country ...

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For business, this chaos spells worrying times

After two-and-a-half years of utter chaos, the Brexit situation took it to a whole new level this week, with the cancellation of the vote on the withdrawal agreement ...

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For business, this Brexit chaos spells worrying times

After two-and-a-half years of utter chaos, the Brexit situation took it to a whole new level this week, with the cancellation of the vote on the withdrawal agreement ...

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Munster rugby star turned luxury watchmaker launches instore collection

Former Ireland and Munster star Tomás O’Leary can still count on the support of the rugby fraternity now that he’s ventured into the world of ...

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Shannon Airport predicting high passenger numbers over Christmas

Shannon Airport expects to see a 5% rise in passenger numbers across the festive season.

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Cork Airport expected to have 150,000 passengers over Christmas period

Officials say the numbers forecast to arrive and depart are up 3.5% when compared to last year.

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Rolls-Royce to shift UK design approval to Germany amid Brexit fears

The group stressed the move was ‘precautionary and reversible’ and was not set to impact UK jobs.

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Dixons Carphone slashing costs after plunging to loss on mobile phone woes

Shares dropped as the group posted losses of £440 million for the half-year to October 27 against profits of £54 million a year earlier.

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Canadian judge grants bail to Chinese executive sought by US

The move comes after a Canadian former diplomat was detained in Beijing.

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Google: No current plans for China search engine

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai has told a US congressional panel that the company currently has “no plans” to launch a search engine in China but ...

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Carpetright shares jump on recovery hopes

Shares in British flooring retailer Carpetright jumped up to 10% on the back of the company suggesting its restructuring plan, which will see more than 90 stores ...

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ERSI warn no-deal Brexit would halve growth in Irish economy

The Economic and Social Research Institute is warning that the UK’s withdrawal from the EU could have significant implications for the economy here in 2019.

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Dell plans to storm back to stock markets this month

Dell Technologies won a shareholder vote to return to public markets, putting founder Michael Dell on the winning side of a transformative transaction that polarised ...

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