Standard Life gets €3.7bn for sale

By Carolyn CohnStandard Life-Aberdeen has agreed to sell the bulk of its insurance business to UK insurer Phoenix Group for £3.24bn (€3.7bn) allowing ...

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Volkswagen tempers growth targets

By Elisabeth BehrmannVolkswagen has offered a tempered earnings and sales forecast for 2018, citing the risk of a “slight” slowdown in the global economic ...

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Aer Lingus profits soar 15%, but parent’s shares nosedive

By Geoff Percival Aer Lingus increased its profits over 15% last year, with revenues rising by more than 5% as higher fleet capacity enabled it to boost performance. ...

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Ulster Bank: No decision yet on 7,000 loans

By Pádraig HoareUlster Bank boss Gerry Mallon has said no decision has been made on the sale of 7,000 mortgages in arrears to a foreign fund.

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US stocks rally after several days of choppy trading

Wall Street capped several days of choppy trading on Friday with a broad rally that gave the stock market a modest gain for the week.

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Savills Ireland unveil plans for redevelopment of Dublin city ESB site

Plans for the redevelopment of a major ESB site in Dublin city have been unveiled.

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NI housebuilding firm to accept Bitcoin

One of Northern Ireland's largest homebuilders is to accept the digital currency Bitcoin.

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Kylie Jenner tweet sends Snapchat stock tumbling

Snapchat lost around $1.3bn in market value after reality star Kylie Jenner tweeted that she was no longer using the social app.

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Centrica doesn’t rule Ireland out of job-cuts plan

By Geoff PercivalBritish utilities giant Centrica has stopped short of saying Ireland won’t be included in a group-wide jobs cull aimed at realising cost savings ...

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Global fame for Cork's English Market’s local charm

By John DalyEven on a chilly midweek morning in February, the English Market is a cacophony of activity where the cheerful banter of traders mixes with the steady ...

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Manufacturers and colleges join up to plug workplace skills gaps

By Joe DermodyCork and Kerry manufacturers and the region’s main educational institutions have joined forces to make huge progress in developing a talent pipeline ...

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Even when you’re flying high, it makes sense to plan ahead

By Edwin O’ HoraAt present, we are (for the most part) observing signs of significant recovery in the economy and companies are back in a comparatively healthy ...

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I-Res Reit eyes Cork and Limerick expansion

By Geoff PercivalThe largest private residenital landlord in the country, Irish Residential Properties Reit (I-Res Reit), is considering expanding its presence outside ...

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How to reduce premiums if you are a younger driver

John Hearne offers some essential steps which younger drivers can take to help bring their motor insurance down to a more realistic level.

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Irish operations of insurer RSA sees 7% drop in revenue

By Geoff PercivalThe Irish operations of British insurer, RSA, saw a return to underwriting profit — with £9.5m (€10.7m) generated — last ...

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KBC profits hit by tracker scandal

By Pádraig HoareKBC Ireland has put 2,500 tracker customers back on the correct rate, just weeks after it admitted they remained on the wrong one despite ...

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IT firms announce 200 jobs for Dublin

By Pádraig HoareThere was good news on the jobs front in Dublin with two Irish-owned IT firms announcing 100 jobs each, while Microsoft opened its €134m ...

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Flybe would view a Stobart takeover bid as 'opportunistic', sources say

Regional airline Flybe would view a takeover swoop by Stobart Group as "opportunistic" if an official bid is made, the Press Association understands.

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Food businesses have 'more work to do' on animal welfare - report

McDonald's has topped a global ranking of farm animal welfare standards among fast food chains but still has "a lot more work to do" to reduce the suffering of factory ...

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Nail bar and yoga pod - take a look inside Microsoft's new €134m Dublin campus

Microsoft have opened their new €134m Dublin campus.

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Hundreds of UK jobs safeguarded through sale of Carillion's rail contracts

A significant number of Carillion's Network Rail (NR) contracts have been acquired by Amey Rail Limited, safeguarding around 700 jobs.

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Fridges and televisions 'potentially at risk' from cyber-criminals

Computers and mobile phones are not the only devices likely to be targeted by cyber-criminals, with webcams, televisions and even fridges at risk, Interpol has warned. ...

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KBC Bank Ireland sees fall in profits after tracker scandal

KBC Bank Ireland has reported a full-year net profit of €183m after tax and impairments for 2017.

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IT services firm announces 100 new jobs in Dublin

Irish-owned IT services company Ammeon is creating 100 new jobs over the next year and a half.

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Barclays profits rise 10% despite investment banking woes

Banking giant Barclays has posted a 10% rise in annual profits, but the haul was lower than expected as its investment bank saw earnings dive 22%.

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Ryanair expects Irish-based pilots to strike at Easter

Ryanair expects staff to strike during Easter week in Ireland or Portugal, chief executive Michael O‘Leary has said, as talks with some unions over formal recognition ...

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OECD urges reform of Irish utilities regulation

International economic thinktank the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has recommended “a comprehensive and necessary” reform package ...

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Irish firm pushes for Australian fracking approval

Shares in Irish-headquartered exploration company Falcon Oil and Gas jumped 17 % on the back of latest research showing the enhanced potential of its chief asset ...

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Link to tax and climate change

A major study of tax incentives show their unintended consequences in harming the environment.

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RaboDirect urged to delay €3bn closure plan

Consumer and financial experts say regulators should urge RaboDirect to consider extending its notice period beyond May because of the unprecedented effects its ...

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Glanbia shares slide 7.5% on outlook

Glanbia shares slid 7.5%, stripping around €300m from its market value, as investors showed disappointment at the company’s 2018 earnings outlook, despite it unveiling ...

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Brian Hayes: ECON recommendations on CCCTB would 'destroy Irish corporate tax revenue'

Recommendations for a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) were voted on this afternoon by the European Parliament's Economic Affairs Committee.

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Minister Richard Bruton launches supercomputer naming competition

The Minister for Education & Skills Richard Bruton and ICHEC has launched a competition to name Ireland’s newest supercomputer which will be made available ...

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Email accounts can be a treasure trove for hackers, experts warn

People's email habits could be making their accounts a "treasure trove" for cyber criminals, experts are warning.

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34% of Irish adults likely to implement smart home technology in future - survey

iReach Insights conducted a nationally representative survey and 1,000 adults were asked about their opinion about smart technology.

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RaboDirect Ireland to close

RaboDirect Ireland, the online savings bank, is closing on May 16, 2018.

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Permanent TSB defends plan to sell tens of thousands of mortgages

Permanent TSB has issued a statement defending its plan to sell tens of thousands of mortgages.

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Lloyds cheers 'landmark year' after profits jump

Lloyds Banking Group has hailed a "landmark year" as it posted a 24% surge in profits and unveiled plans to invest more than £3 billion as part of a new three-year ...

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Economic Outlook looks good for Ireland, says Bank of Ireland

Ireland's economy is on course to grow more than initially thought this year.

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Kerry boss upbeat despite near 5% share slide

New Kerry Group boss Edmond Scanlon has shrugged off initial poor market reaction to the company’s latest growth figures, by calling the Kerry investment rationale ...

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US sale off table as C&C pulls distribution deal

Geoff Percival Drinks group C&C has prematurely pulled the plug on its US distribution deal with brewer Pabst, firmly putting paid to any near-term sale of the Irish ...

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Green Reit: Dublin rents back at peak

Dublin office rents are back at boom-time levels of 2007 but are “not going anywhere too quickly”, despite demand fuelled by Brexit and foreign direct ...

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David McRedmond back on board as Eir’s undergoes changes

David McRedmond, who was the commercial director at Eir almost 15 years ago when the telecoms firm was called Eircom, is to return to the company as its non-executive ...

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Bank's audit committee was independent watchdog, Drumm trial told

The jury in the trial of David Drumm has heard that Anglo Irish Bank's audit committee was an independent watchdog tasked with overseeing management's activities.

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21st Century Fox extends guarantee over Sky News

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has extended its guarantee over Sky News as part of its bid to buy parent company Sky.

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Eurostar tickets to Amsterdam go on sale

Tickets for the new Eurostar service between London and Amsterdam go on sale on Tuesday.

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KFC stores still shut amid delivery problems

More than 500 KFC stores remain closed after a new delivery contract with DHL sparked chicken shortages across the UK.

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Latvian banking chief will not resign following bribery probe

The head of Latvia's central bank has said he will not resign following an investigation into suspected bribery.

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William Hill fined €7m for 'systemic failures'

William Hill is to pay a £6.2m (€7m) in penalties for "systemic social responsibility and money laundering failures", the UK's Gambling Commission has ...

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Nurofen-maker Reckitt seeks cure after ‘tough’ year

After a cyber attack and a botched product launch spoiled Reckitt Benckiser’s 2017, a pricing squeeze threatens to make this year almost as tough.

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