Competition Commission clears proposed acquisition by Irish Times of titles including Irish Examiner

Following an extensive investigation the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) today announced that they have cleared the proposed transaction whereby ...

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Pre-tendering information on M20 Limerick - Cork motorway project published

Pre tendering information relating to the M20 Limerick - Cork motorway has been published, it has emerged.

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Irish customer service jobs up 40% year-on-year

Demand for professionals to work in contact centres in Ireland increased 40% year-on-year to March 2018 as global organisations increasingly look to set up or expand ...

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Brussels demands say over financial regulations after Brexit

Britain must allow Brussels powers to approve its financial regulations following Brexit to preserve access to European markets, a senior EU official has said.

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Key questions ECB faces this week on cheap money

The ECB meets on Thursday against a backdrop of concern about a global trade spat and a softening in eurozone economic data that could potentially hamper its plans ...

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BDO Eaton Square to tap surge in Brexit business

The growth of firms looking to new markets in Europe after Brexit was a major factor in two Irish firms consultancy merging with the creation of 100 jobs in the ...

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US going further into debt — and why it matters

The past month has seen updated forecasts published on the Irish economy by the ESRI, Central Bank and Department of Finance.

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US eases fears over Aughinish jobs

The US has softened its position on sanctions against Russian metals company Rusal, easing the fears over jobs at the huge Co Limerick Aughinish smelting plant, ...

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Greencoat sees offshore wind as long-term play

Dublin-listed windfarm operator Greencoat Renewables is still viewing the addition of offshore assets to its growing portfolio as a long-term rather than immediate ...

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€3.8bn Sky deal creates rival for Paddy Power

The $4.7bn (€3.8bn) takeover of Sky Betting and Gaming by Canada’s Stars Groups is set to significantly increase the competitive pressure on rival players ...

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Google CEO gets access to €309m shares award

Google chief executive officer Sundar Pichai is about to have a very big week.

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Woman secures possession of South Dublin property from squatter

A retiree has secured a High Court order granting her possession of a South Dublin house where a squatter had been residing for over a year.

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CEO of Irish company shortlisted for EY Entrepreneur of the Year award

Founder and CEO of Irish company Diaceutics, Peter Keeling, has been announced as one of the finalists for this year’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year award.

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Debenhams builds personal finance offer with Western Union partnership

Debenhams is expanding its foreign exchange services as part of plans to widen its appeal to customers.

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Aer Lingus announce extended summer service of Cork to Cornwall route

Aer Lingus Regional’s Cork to Cornwall route is to return with extended summer service.

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Figures show Ireland ranks low for housebuilding in the EU

The rate of housebuilding in Ireland is the fourth slowest in the EU.

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Buffett’s €97bn hoard that earns ‘only a pittance’

Oracle of Omaha made huge gains of 22% in 2017

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Inadvertently, Trump shoves China onto global stage

“Trade wars are good, and easy to win.”

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Smart and ‘heroic’ ways to cut the home heating bills

Irish homes emit 60% more carbon than the European average, the worst in the EU, with the country’s over-reliance on coal, peat, and oil partly blamed for ...

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Costa and Premier Inn in spotlight

Whitbread boss Alison Brittain believes a split between the group’s Premier Inn hotels and Costa coffee shop businesses is inevitable, as the €8.84bn ...

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Smyths to expand on Toys R Us buy

The acquisition by Smyths Toys of the 93 Toys R Us stores and online operations in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland propels the Irish-based retailer into the largest ...

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Rubrik taps talent to run the cloud

Pádraig Hoare talks to two leaders of the Californian cloud management firm Rubrik who say the support it received locally and nationally were key reasons ...

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SME has a nose for success

Dublin start-up Nasal Medical has launched an innovative allergy nasal filter, writes Trish Dromey.

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Sorrell’s departure marks end of an era

The exit of Martin Sorrell from advertising, and specifically from the WPP marketing giant he built and reigned over, marks a significant turning point in world ...

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Former Connacht Rugby star Conor O’Loughlin named Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur

A 35-year-old former Connacht Rugby star from Athlone was named Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) for 2018 at today’s final in Dublin.

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FF's McGrath asks why PTSB's split-mortgage loans face sell-off, while AIB's do not

Fianna Fáil wants to know why AIB's split mortgages are classed as performing loans but Permanent TSB's are not.

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Sky Betting to be snapped up by Canadian firm in £2.5bn deal

UK-based Sky Betting and Gaming is to be sold to a Canadian company for around £2.5bn (€2.84bn), it has been announced.

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Solution needed for traffic situation, says Cork Chamber of Commerce

The Cork Chamber of Commerce says there needs to be a solution to the traffic situation in the city centre.

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Kingspan sees ‘sluggish’ start

Kingspan shares rose by as much as 4% despite the company noting a “sluggish” first quarter.

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Bank of Ireland faces barrage of criticism over branches

The new chief at Bank of Ireland has pledged the bank will do a lot better as the bank’s directors faced a barrage of criticism from shareholders over its ...

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Online sales help Debenhams to slash Irish losses

A growth in online sales helped the Irish division of UK department store Debenhams sharply reduce its pre-tax losses to €246,000 last year.

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Personal Injuries Assessment Board hails fall in number of personal injury claims

The number of personal injury claims dealt with by the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) fell by 2.8% last year, new figures show.

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US stocks decline as technology companies struggle

A steep slide in technology companies weighed on US stocks on Friday, pulling the market lower for the second day in a row.

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Opinion split on interest rate rise at Bank of England

Bank of England rate setters have sent mixed signals over whether to hike interest rates next month, pointing to the prospect of a split vote.

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Oil prices at highest levels since 2014

Oil prices have hit their highest level since 2014, with benchmark Brent crude moving above $74 a barrel. Brent has risen 11.4% since January.

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Ulster Bank appoints Gervaise Slowey to board of directors

Ulster Bank has today announced the appointment of Gervaise Slowey to its board of directors.

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Review to consider lifting bonus ban on bankers

Bankers could be about to get their bonuses back for the first time since the crash.

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Bank charged dead customers, Australian inquiry hears

An Australian inquiry into the financial services sector heard tearful testimony from a nurse who lost her home after taking advice from a major lender, and that ...

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Bezos hails Prime growth

Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos said the e-commerce giant has exceeded 100 million paid Prime subscribers and will continue to invest to meet “ever-rising” ...

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Ireland cushions new profits blow for Debenhams

Struggling UK department store operator Debenhams has said its Irish division is continuing to benefit from the restructuring programme it carried out here in 2016 ...

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Real meat in the economy, but plenty of fat too

One of the features of Ireland’s economic recovery, from the deep morass that it found itself in a few short years ago, is that almost all economic forecasters ...

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Jameson continues to drive Pernod Ricard growth

International drinks giant, Pernod Ricard’s group sales grew by 9% in the three months to the end of March, largely driven by the strong performance of its ...

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Unilever boosts sales but forced to hold down prices

Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant, reported first-quarter sales figures that met expectations, helped mainly by increases in the volume of products ...

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Irish focus as Shire may be involved in bid shootout

Shire shares have surged following a report that Allergan is considering a bid for the drugmaker to compete with Japan’s Takeda’s $63bn (€50.9bn) ...

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Donegal mulling ‘all options’ on its future

Speciality dairy business, Donegal Investment Group, is eyeing a number of strategic options, including taking the company private and selling further assets.

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Calls grow for Aughinish exemption

Sanctions on a Russian firm that have threatened more than 650 jobs in Limerick are beginning to be felt in industry all across Europe, a powerful German metal lobbying ...

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Cork, Shannon airports drop share to Dublin

Cork and Shannon airports have lost a combined 12 percentage points in market share over the past 13 years as Dublin Airport’s dominance has increased, new ...

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Lawyer fails in bid to seek anonymous blogger's identity from Facebook

A Ugandan lawyer who has sued Facebook Ireland over allegedly defamatory posts by an anonymous blogger has lost his appeal seeking the identity and location of the ...

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Carbery Group reports rise in turnover

West Cork cheesemakers, Carbery Group, have reported a 22.7% rise in turnover for last year.

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