House builds at ‘incredibly low levels’

House building is at “unsustainable and incredibly low levels” and is coming nowhere close to meeting demand, according to a new analysis by Goodbody’s ...

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ESB warned on staff moves

The energy regulator has expressed its concern about the plans of ESB to transfer senior executives into its retail business which may give the conglomerate an advantage ...

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BoI shares in ‘key’ investor day in June

Davy Stockbrokers has upped the stakes for new Bank of Ireland chief Francesca McDonagh, saying the lender’s investor day next month — in which it will ...

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New data law means ‘ongoing’ work

Businesses and organisations must realise compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is ongoing and must be factored into business models, an ...

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Why Samsung is stumping up £400m to rival Apple

Will anything change for the tech changes following the latest ruling on patent infringement?

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Sanctions used as tool to crush competition, says Putin

The US launched fresh sanctions in April against some of Russia’s richest and most powerful people.

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Watch Brian Cody offer his managerial insights to Limerick Chamber of Business

Legendary Kilkenny hurling boss Brian Cody has given his insight into what makes a good leader.

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UK economy stalls as construction pain hurts growth

The 0.1% figure represents the weakest growth rate since 2012.

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Seafood and marine companies gear up to navigate Brexit challenges

Irish seafood entrepreneurs have developed enough export experience over the years to navigate their way through what promise to be significant Brexit challenges, ...

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Cork law firm rebranding as CDS Law & Tax

The Cork-based law firm Ciarán Desmond Solicitors has announced that it is rebranding its business.Effective from today, the firm will now be known as CDS ...

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Homebase sold to Hilco as Australian owner jumps ship

Hilco bills itself as a retail restructuring specialist and also owns HMV.

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‘Drastic’ insurance costs could force marts to close

Marts across the country could face closure because of rising insurance costs, while the GAA has seen its insurance bill double in five years, said business and ...

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UK oil company hoping to drill off Ireland next year

Europa Oil and Gas, the British exploration company active off the west coast of Ireland, is looking to drill at its flagship asset close to the Corrib gas field ...

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No sign of office crash, says Hibernia

The Dublin office market will escape another boom-to-bust collapse, and demand from international companies for lettings remains strong with room for rent increases, ...

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Aryzta to go ahead with French sale

Troubled Cuisine de France owner Aryzta is still expected to sell its 49% stake in French food retailer Picard in order to pay down debt before its financial year ...

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Watchdog: No bedding in of GDPR

There will be no “bedding in” provision for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which became law in the EU today, the Data Protection Commission ...

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Smurfit’s €460m buy ups ‘intrigue’ ahead of takeover bid June deadline

Smurfit Kappa said it will buy Dutch paper and recycling firm Reparenco for about €460m, increasing the intrigue as it continues to try and see off a takeover ...

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‘Disorderly’ Brexit could spark rate cut and cash injection, Carney suggests

The Bank of England governor said current projections were based on a smooth EU transition but ‘a sharper Brexit’ could change things

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Macron wants to make France gateway to Europe for tech firms

Speaking partly in English in front of CEOs and other industry leaders, the French president said his labour policy changes have boosted investment.

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Central Bank asked David Drumm to 'tog out for Ireland' during financial crisis, trial hears

Anglo Irish Bank's former CEO David Drumm was the “captain of the ship heading into a storm” in September 2008, and did what he had to to get through ...

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Lloyds investors revolt over pay as Noel Edmonds berates board

Mr Edmonds used the opportunity to rip into the company’s board as part of a long-running dispute with the lender.

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Former Anglo CEO David Drumm engaged in 'a massive con', trial hears

The former Anglo Irish Bank chief David Drumm engaged with others in a massive billion euro “con”, the prosecutor in the trial of has told a jury.

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Sainsbury’s row with MPs flares up as it ploughs on with staff pay changes

Unions are seeking legal advice after the supermarket failed to meet their demands.

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BT boss Gavin Patterson takes home €2.6m weeks after jobs cull

The pay award comes after BT said it is cutting 13,000 jobs.

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Revlon has appointed its first female CEO: What other beauty brands have women in charge?

Spoiler alert: There aren’t very many.

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‘Ex-prisoners could help fulfil UK jobs demand after Brexit’

Justice Secretary David Gauke called for a ‘culture change’ in how employers perceive ex-offenders.

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Small Firms Association calls for more coherent national strategy

It says there's been too much focus on foreign direct investment from multinationals, despite the fact that small homegrown businesses account for 98% of companies ...

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Independent Scotland could emulate best-performing small economies, report says

A new report for the SNP says small economies have outperformed larger ones over the last quarter of a century.

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Extra paperwork after Brexit could reduce trade between UK and Ireland by 10%

The introduction of extra paperwork after Brexit could lead to an almost 10% fall in trade between Ireland and the UK.

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Criminals ‘will flood Europe’ with GDPR email scam

Cyber criminals are using the EU’s incoming general data protection regulation (GDPR) to target email users in a sophisticated phishing scam, gardaí ...

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Ireland slides down league

Ireland’s competitiveness has significantly deteriorated over the last 12 months, according to the International Institute for Management Development (IMD).

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EU urges writeoffs of soured bank loans

The Government’s budget plans have avoided any major censure from the EU over policies ranging from the National Development Plan to the banks dealing with ...

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Avantcard offers personalised loans

Spanish consumer finance firm Avantcard has said its personalised loan rates for customers will allow it to compete in the sector currently dominated by banks.

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Dublin offices among most ‘over-valued’ in Europe

Dublin office valuations are among the most over-valued in Europe, according to an analysis by Capital Economics in London.

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Britvic grows Irish revenues 15% ahead of sugar tax

British soft drinks group Britvic saw first-half revenues in Ireland increase over 15% on a year-on-year basis. It owns the likes of MiWadi, Ballygowan and Club.

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Federal Reserve gives US stocks a boost

US stocks ended higher today after the Federal Reserve indicated it is not in a hurry to raise interest rates too quickly.

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State to set aside up to €8bn for 'rainy day' fund

Paschal Donohoe says the new rainy day fund will act as an insurance policy for the economy.

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Avoca opens store at Dublin Airport

Irish retailer Avoca has opened a store at Dublin Airport.

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Limerick to get new brand makeover in fight with Dublin, Cork, and Galway, for investment opportunities

Limerick is to be marketed as an “investment hotspot” under a new brand makeover, as it competes against Dublin, Cork, and Galway for business.

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Female-led Irish technology company wins Digital Disruptor Award

Testreach, headquartered at NexusUCD, today announced that the company has won the Digital Disruptor award for 2018, which was presented at an Enterprise Ireland ...

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Three latest start-ups to join NovaUCD set to create 30 new jobs and raise up to €7.5m

Three early-stage start-ups have become the latest companies to spin-in to NovaUCD and join the community of entrepreneurs at University College Dublin’s (UCD) ...

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Where did it all go wrong for M&S?

Why is the high street stalwart struggling and will it be able to turn its fortunes around?

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Countries behind cyber attacks face being ‘named and shamed’ by UK

Attorney General Jeremy Wright will put the UK’s position on the record for the first time.

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UK Inflation falls despite sugar tax price hikes and higher pump prices

The Consumer Price Index fell to 2.4% in April, according to official figures.

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Marks & Spencer profits plunge as store closure costs weigh

The results come a day after M&S said it will shut more than 100 outlets.

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Ikea mulls Cork expansion as Ballymun grows

Ikea said it still has no “confirmed” plans at the moment to open a second store in the Republic, although an opening in Cork remains on the cards.

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British retail slump worsens with M&S store closures

Irish stores will not be affected by Marks & Spencer’s plan to close more than 100 of its clothing and home stores in the next five years, the company has said.

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Musgrave plans more retail brands

The Musgrave Group is planning a number of new in-store retail brands, some of which may also be expanded into standalone ‘high street’ brands at a later date.

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Norwegian shares rise on renewed IAG talk

Shares in low-cost, long-haul airline Norwegian rose almost 6% as speculation arose again that Aer Lingus-owner IAG is preparing a new takeover bid.

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Shell in court over oil spills

Lawyers for the Bodo community in Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger Delta, which was devastated by two major oil spills a decade ago, have gone to court in London to ...

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