A consultation on whether to move Channel 4 out of London is being launched, UK Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has announced.

KitKat adds extra milk and cocoa in drive to reduce sugar

Nestlé’s flagship confectionery brand KitKat® will contain extra milk and extra cocoa from this week as Nestlé continues efforts to reduce sugar.

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Tougher laws, said to be 'probably illegal' by transport minister, pushes Uber out of Denmark

The Danish branch of the ride-sharing service Uber is shutting down its services in the Scandinavian country due to a proposed law that toughens standards for taxis. ...

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Funding secured for €125m City Quay office development in Dublin's docklands

Irish Life will pre-fund the €125m development of 13-18 City Quay in Dublin’s docklands, City Development Fund has confirmed.

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Some retail sales increased last month but many retailers are experiencing negative trading conditions

Figures released today by the Central Statistics Office show there was an increase of 1.1% in the volume of retail sales in February 2017 when compared with January ...

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Irish employees want bosses to consider their health and wellbeing

Employers that offer health and wellbeing initiatives for their employees are likely to fare better when it comes to productivity levels as well as staff recruitment ...

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Tesco fined £129m but avoids prosecution over accounting scandal

Tesco has been hit with a £129 million fine from the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), but has escaped prosecution over its accounting scandal.

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Mixed day on Wall Street as Washington politics unsettles investors

Worries that Washington may not be able to help businesses as much as once thought knocked stock indexes down hard early on Monday, but they clawed back most of ...

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Oil firm locates 'largest undeveloped discovery' in British waters

An oil exploration firm has uncovered what it describes as the largest undeveloped discovery on the UK Continental Shelf.

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Average house price increases by 10.9% over 12 months

The average house price in Ireland has risen 10.9% over the past year with increases of 7.9% and 12.8% in Cork and Dublin respectively.

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You can now fly from Cork or Dublin to Chicago with WOW air

Chicago is the latest destination available at discount rates from Cork and Dublin thanks to the low-cost airline WOW air.

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Vodafone gives high speed broadband to 15 rural towns to help business

The Vodafone is giving high speed broadband to 15 rural towns in Ireland to help grow business.

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TV licence may become mandatory for owning a computer

You may soon have to pay a TV licence fee, if you own a computer.

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BT fined record £42m over 'serious breach' of Ofcom rules

BT has been hit with a record £42 million fine by the telecoms watchdog and is facing compensation costs to rivals of £300 million over delayed high-speed cable ...

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Unite: Irish work more, pay more, and earn less

Irish workers put in more hours, pay more for goods and services, and earn less than their European counterparts according to trade union Unite.

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Repeal Bill will give UK ministers 'Henry VIII' powers to change EU laws

Ministers will be handed controversial "Henry VIII" powers to change European Union laws as they are repatriated to Britain without full parliamentary scrutiny under ...

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Why Brexit and unpaid work experience for 16-18s raised calls to boycott Pret a Manger

Pret has taken a lot of stick for this plan – but it has now responded.

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Richie Boucher leaving Bank of Ireland CEO post

Bank of Ireland's chief executive, Richie Boucher, is stepping down from the role that pays €961,000 a year.

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Watchdog in UK proposes compensation for poor broadband

Customers who receive a poor service from their landline or broadband provider could be in line for automatic compensation as part of new proposals.

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450 new jobs announced for Cork

450 jobs are being announced for Cork.

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€3m expansion plan to be announced for Sandyford Business District in Dublin

A €3m expansion plan is being announced today for Sandyford Business District in Dublin.

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Tourism Ireland welcomes 9% growth in spend by overseas visitors

In 2016 the island of Ireland welcomed approximately 19.37 million overseas visitors.

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ESRI: Construction activity powering strong growth; jobless numbers to fall to 5.6%

The ESRI has said it expects the unemployment rate to fall to 5.6% by the end of 2018.

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Soaring online sales help Ted Baker to increased profits of £61.3m

Fashion chain Ted Baker has unveiled a rise in full-year sales and profits, helped by continued global expansion and stellar online growth.

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Next annual profits show first fall for eight years

High street giant Next has revealed its first fall in annual profits for eight years as it was hit by sliding sales and warned that 2017 is set to be "another tough ...

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US indexes inch back up as tech stocks rise

US stocks finished mostly higher on Wednesday after a shaky start, as technology and industrial companies rose.

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EU's chief negotiator warns of 'serious consequences' if no Brexit deal

The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator has warned there will be "serious consequences for everyone" if Britain and the EU fail to clinch a deal within the ...

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200 new tech jobs announced for Dublin

Recruitment will begin immediately.

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Latest: We have to 'adapt or die', says RTÉ boss amid reports of job losses

RTÉ Director-General Dee Forbes is to address staff later today

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Banks nosedive as Trump healthcare speedbump hits US stocks

US stocks have taken their biggest loss in five months as a healthcare bill backed by President Donald Trump ran into trouble in Congress.

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Petrol and diesel rise to highest for 18 months

Despite crude oil prices having fallen sharply in recent weeks, a litre of petrol cost €1.38 on average, while diesel costs €1.27.

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Saudi group plans €300m investment in Waterford city centre

“It’s hugely significant, it’s a game changer for Waterford city and has the potential to transform our city in terms of jobs growth."

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Cobh, Glanmire and Little Island could be added to rent control areas

RENT relief may be on the horizon for residents in Cobh, Glanmire and Little Island.

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Google to introduce new tools after complaints over ads next to extremist content

Google has said it is introducing new tools after some companies withdrew ads because they appeared alongside extremist content.

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Facebook's new tool signals the beginning of its war on fake news

Facebook is rolling out a new tool designed to warn users they are about to share fake stories.

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Proposals sought for the future use of Camden Fort Meagher

PROPOSALS for future uses of Camden Fort Meagher have been invited, with tourism, business and conference-use all on the table.

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Limerick lads make Forbes Rich List but Bill Gates takes the top spot

For the fourth year in a row, Bill Gates has been named the richest person in the world by Forbes Magazine.

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Marks & Spencer pulls ads from Google over concerns of extremist content

Marks & Spencer has pulled its adverts from Google following concerns that they were appearing alongside extremist content.

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Cork viewed as possible Ryanair transatlantic hub in link up with Norwegian

CORK Airport may be used by Ryanair as a stopover as the budget airline eyes up a transatlantic offering.

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100 new jobs announced for Little Island with laundry exansion

MORE than 100 new jobs were announced for Cork this morning.

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Call for excavation of graves at Good Shepherd convent site

A full investigation into the extent of human remains at the Good Shepherd Convent in Sunday's Well has been called for before any redevelopment begins on the site. ...

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Demand for Irish whiskey soars 28% in US

Irish whiskey plays a major role in attracting tourism to the country.

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Vodafone announces merger of Indian operation with Idea Cellular

Vodafone is to merge its Indian operation with Idea Cellular in a deal that will create the Asian country's biggest telecoms firm.

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Kingsley owners planning hotel extension

THE Kingsley Hotel has sought planning permission for a major expansion.

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Bessborough survivor demands Government excavate the site for human remains

A CORK woman who was reunited with her son 50 years after giving birth as a 17-year-old in Bessborough House is urging the Government to excavate human remains at ...

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Ringaskiddy incinerator decision delayed again as 17-year battle of opposition continies

THE decision to postpone a decision on the Ringaskiddy incinerator for a fourth time has been slammed by local groups.

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President of embattled Uber quits after just six months

Jeff Jones, the president of the embattled ride-hailing company Uber, has resigned just six months after taking the job.

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Demonstrators march through Cork against racism and discrimination

More than a hundred people took to the streets of Cork at the weekend to march against racism and discrimination.

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Gardaí set to boost their presence on Cork city streets

GARDA patrols on Winthrop Street are set to increase over the coming weeks after complaints about anti-social behaviour from traders.

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Toxic site cleanup plans move forward as Council issue tender documents

TENDERS are being sought for the redevelopment of the former toxic dump on Haulbowline.

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