Eighty new jobs are coming to Kilkenny

A leading VAT recovery firm has announced plans to grow its business by creating 80 new jobs in Kilkenny.

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US stocks set more records as technology and energy companies rise

US stocks have set more records in quiet post-holiday trading as technology companies again did much of the heavy lifting.

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Packaging waste from online retailers growing by 28% per year

Packaging waste from online retailers growing by 28% per year.

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Brand pulls ads from YouTube over fears of access by paedophiles

Major brands have begin pulling advertising from YouTube after it was reported that paedophiles are operating on the site and evading protection mechanisms.

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Building firm BAM aims for €500m in sales

Building firm BAM says it made €23m in profits last year after undertaking a number of projects including the new national children’s hospital.

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Black Friday sale spend is likely to break all Irish records

It is estimated that previous records will be broken and more than €100m will be spent here this weekend as Black Friday kicks off the Christmas shopping season.

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Mothercare shares slump 20% on plunge into red

Shares in Mothercare plunged up to 20% to their lowest in 14 years after the baby goods retailer swung to a first-half loss and warned of weak trading in its international ...

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Black Friday: Opportunity for shops to waste profits

It’s the US import British retailers could do without.

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Ryanair defamation case: Pilot says he was 'very vigorous' in checking facts

One of three pilots being sued by Ryanair has told the High Court he was "very vigorous" in checking facts before sending an email which the airline says falsely ...

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Half of tech professionals fear age will damage career prospects

Over one-third of tech professionals aged 40-44 worry that their age will have a negative impact on their future career.

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Cineworld sales bolstered by blockbusters Dunkirk and Despicable Me 3

Blockbusters Dunkirk and Despicable Me 3 have boosted Cineworld’s revenues as the multiplex chain launched a string of new sites.

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Airline wins air slots ruling

Collapsed airline Monarch has won an appeal against a court decision that had stripped it of rights over valuable airport slots, in a boost to administrators who ...

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US trade officials back tariffs

Shares of South Korean appliance makers Samsung and LG have risen as investors shrugged off a recommendation by US trade officials that US president Donald Trump ...

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Thomas Cook shares dive on tough Spain market

Travel group Thomas Cook reported lower profit margins in its British business due to tough competition in Spain, sending its shares down more than 10% and leaving ...

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Financial broker payments examined by Central Bank

Brokers should let customers know what commission they are being paid by financial firms if selling a product, the Central Bank has said.

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TV production company’s profits fall

The company behind popular RTÉ programmes Room to Improve and First Dates Ireland’ has said it is on course for a strong performance in 2017, despite ...

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Donohoe’s budget looks likely to escape any EU sanction

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe’s budget still runs the risk of breaching EU rules but Ireland appears to be out of any danger of facing sanctions when European ...

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No bounty for North’s SMEs

Britain has been criticised for failing to provide any notable supportmechanisms for small businesses in the North in its latest budget, even though an additional ...

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‘Dire’ UK budget puts aside €3bn Brexit extra

Sterling seesawed and UK housebuilding shares slid yesterday after a UK budget statement that was seen by investors as bleak but not dramatically changing the outlook ...

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Electricity ‘to stay' at current price level

Electricity prices will stay at current levels despite economic growth and the building of data centres boosting demand, according to Moody’s Investors Service. ...

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US stocks slip away from record highs

US stocks mostly slipped away from their latest record highs as the two former halves of Hewlett-Packard both tumbled, while falling interest rates helped phone ...

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Revenue issues pre-Christmas warning to online shoppers

The Revenue Commissioners has issued a pre-Christmas warning to online shoppers.

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Uber hack the latest in growing list of high profile cyber breaches

Uber’s revelation that 57 million user accounts were hacked last year is the latest in a growing list of recent high profile cyber breaches.

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€50,000 investment on offer in Ireland’s first International Security Accelerator scheme

CorkBIC and its partners have today launched the first International Security Accelerator in Ireland, which will offer an investment of €50,000 to teams in ...

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Failed airline Monarch’s administrators win court appeal over runway slots

Administrators for failed airline Monarch have won their appeal over ’valuable’ runway slots.

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Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill urged to visit US to lobby for Bombardier jobs in Belfast

DUP leader Arlene Foster and Sinn Féin’s Stormont leader Michelle O’Neill have been urged to set aside their differences and travel to Washington ...

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Post offices to offer more services after Govt invests €30m in network

Post Offices are to offer a wider range of services in an effort to keep their business viable.

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Uber confirms personal information of 57 million users and drivers was hacked

Hackers stole the personal information of 57 million Uber users and drivers last year, the taxi-hailing company's chief executive has revealed.

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Call for Cork-Dublin high-speed rail service

The husband and wife team behind one of Cork’s most successful businesses in modern times have been honoured at Cork Chamber’s annual Dublin dinner, ...

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Profits rise as revenues fall at Irish arm of Hertz

Pre-tax profits at the main Irish arm of car-rental giant Hertz increased by 21% to €15.6m last year.

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EasyJet shares climb as it benefits from Ryanair woes

EasyJet said fare levels in Europe were set to rise this winter after it benefited from the woes of Ryanair and other rivals to post record passenger numbers in ...

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Broadband cost in Ireland among highest in Europe

The challenges facing the faltering national broadband plan (NBP) have been exacerbated by a report highlighting how costs in Ireland are among the highest in the ...

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China’s Tencent bigger than Facebook

Tencent Holdings has racked up some impressive gains this week, becoming the first Chinese firm worth over $500bn (€426bn) and surpassing Facebook to be the ...

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Jurys Inn sale in UK and Ireland valued at €900m

Jurys Inn, which owns five hotels in Ireland and 31 in Britain, looks set to be bought for around €900m by Swedish hotels group Pandox.

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€30m Government loan boosts An Post

Rural post offices have been given a lifeline after the Government gave An Post a €30m loan to “protect the continuation of a five-day postal delivery ...

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Dublin Airport runway challenges thrown out

Three legal challenges against plans for a new €320m runway at Dublin Airport have been thrown out by the High Court.

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Cork company celebrates 20th anniversary by donating day’s proceeds to Simon

One of the most beloved Cork family businesses of the past two decades, the Alternative Bread Company (ABC) in the English Market, celebrates its 20th birthday on ...

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Aer Lingus Regional raises passenger numbers on Donegal and Kerry routes

Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, has increased its passenger numbers on its Dublin to Donegal route by 52% and by 35% on its Dublin to Kerry route.

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Research finds more Irish workers want to work remotely

More jobseekers are looking to work remotely, according to global data released by job site Indeed.

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Easyjet profits fall as sterling value dives

Easyjet's annual profits have dropped 17% after the budget airline was hit by the falling value of the pound.

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EU banking authority decided by lot after voting tied

The European Banking Authority(EBA)will not relocate to Dublin after it leaves the UK, after the Irish capital was pipped at the post by Paris in dramatic fashion.

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Irish Fairy Door Company scoops top business crown

The creators of the Irish Fairy Door Company have been crowned Entrepreneurs of the Year.

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Wizz Air expands in UK

Ryanair rival budget airline Wizz Air, which has withstood the pressures in the aviation sector better than many of its rivals, said it would offer new routes from ...

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Labour proposes penalising employers who unfairly categorise workers as self-employed

Businesses who unfairly categorise workers as self-employed should face penalties for tax avoidance, according to the Labour Party.

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Euro and oil fall as Merkel coalition bid fails

World markets spluttered, irked by the failure of German coalition talks which sent the euro and the price of oil lower.

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Action over Anglo bonds

An action seeking summary judgment against property developer and one of the Maple 10, Patrick Kearney for over €16m has been admitted to the fast track Commercial ...

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Body to encourage diversity in the workplace launches in Ireland

A new organisation is aiming to help businesses create diverse and inclusive work environments.

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M3 firm posts €315k a week operating profits

The operators of the M3 Motorway toll generated over €315,000 per week in operating profits last year.

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Govt launches scheme to support firms dealing with Brexit

Businesses affected by Brexit will be able to avail of Government-backed loans to give them some headroom next year.

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Kennedy’s fashion firm in the black despite Brexit

Accumulated profit at the firm controlled by fashion designer Louise Kennedy rose to €1.84m last year despite the headwinds it faced from the drop in sterling ...

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