Starbucks scales backs European presence but consolidates in London

The coffee giant will close its Amsterdam office although staff can apply for posts in the UK capital.

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Businesses will make 'decisions that bite' long before politicians resolve Brexit, says Taoiseach

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned businesses will "bite back" if politicians cannot agree to a Brexit deal by Christmas.

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Finance director challenges Cork employer who says she is 'deemed to have resigned'

A 52-year-old finance director has launched a High Court action challenging a contention by the pharmaceutical company where she has worked many years that she is ...

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Paris seeks to attract London's City workers with new English school after Brexit

The strategy will mean catering to a larger international population.

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Mark Zuckerberg faces fresh call to be removed as Facebook’s chairman

Several shareholders have backed an earlier proposal for the social network founder’s dual roles as chief executive and chairman to be split.

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Finance Ireland agrees to buy Pepper Money and enter Irish mortgage market

Finance Ireland has said that it is accelerating its plans to buy mortgage origination business Pepper Money in Ireland for an undisclosed amount.

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'They are going around the country like cowboys' - John McGuinness urges Govt to regulate receivers

The chair of the Oireachtas Finance Committee, John McGuinness, has claimed receivers are going "around the country like cowboys".

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British Irish Chamber of Commerce warns of 'severely disrupted supply chains' with no-deal Brexit

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has said it is "extremely concerned" at the outcome of last night’s European Council meeting in Brussels on Brexit.

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Meath-based communications and instrumentation firm to double workforce

The company plans to recruit apprentice electricians, mechatronic, electrical, automation engineers and project managers.

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Eir to create 750 jobs in Sligo, Cork and Limerick

Eir has announced the creation of 750 new jobs based in Sligo, Cork and Limerick.

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Boats hit by EU fuel ruling

The EU’s top court has ruled that Ireland has infringed EU legislation by allowing cheaper, marked fuel to be sold to the owners of yachts and other leisure ...

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Brexit ‘caution’ for Irish consumers and jobs

A slowdown in consumer spending growth and caution in the jobs market may be early signs that Brexit concerns are weighing on households and employers, separate ...

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Ibec cancels Saudi investment event

Ibec has cancelled an event with the Irish Saudi Arabia Business Council due to take place in Dublin today, following an international outcry over the disappearance ...

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Dublin Port Company prepared for possible no-deal Brexit hit

The Dublin Port Company has said it will be fully prepared for a hard, or ‘no deal’, Brexit by next March to guard the country’s main port from ...

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Irish saving rates among lowest in Europe at 0.35%

Irish banks offer among the lowest rates for savers in Europe, according to a survey by easyMoney.

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Irish oil firm seeks partner for North Sea licences

Irish-owned exploration company United Oil and Gas is planning to begin a farm-out process, aimed at bringing in a partner to help develop a significant licence ...

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European car sales fall 23% on new emissions test

Passenger car registrations in Europe slumped 23% during September after new emissions test rules took hold, reversing gains made in August when car makers were ...

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High prices and Brexit hit UK builders

The end of London’s long property boom is starting to ripple across the UK’s homebuilders.

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Netflix reels in $165bn with stock surge

Netflix is growing faster than even its most bullish fans on Wall Street predicted, blistering sales soothing doubts about its global prospects and sending its stock ...

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Bank of England deputy says UK has done ‘all it can’ to cushion blow of no-deal Brexit

Sir Jon Cunliffe was speaking to the Treasury Committee.

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U2, Hozier and Christy Moore stars share in €28.1m royalty bonanza

The likes of U2, Hozier and Christy Moore shared in a royalty pay-out bonanza of €28.1m made by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) last year.

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Couple claim house will have to be demolished over allegedly defective insulation

A couple who claim their home will have to be demolished and rebuilt as a result of allegedly defective cavity wall insulation works has sued the insulation company. ...

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M50 tolling contract challenge rejected

An American multi-national tolling technology company has failed in a High Court challenge to the awarding of the €200m-€400m contract to operate tolls ...

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US confirms talks on trade deal with Britain to begin immediately after Brexit

President Donald Trump’s representative notified Congress that negotiations with the European Union will begin earlier.

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Monitor shows Irish women more likely to start a business than most of their EU counterparts

New figures from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor show that Irish women rank 8th in Europe for starting businesses.

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Google to charge device makers a fee for access to key Android apps in the EU

It’s feared that the extra costs could be passed on to the consumer.

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Index shows weak growth in consumer spending prior to Budget

Visa’s Irish Consumer Spending Index shows that spending in Ireland went up at a slower rate last month, ahead of the Government's Budget being announced.

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No-deal Brexit could raise costs for Irish households

It is believed a no-deal Brexit could cost the average Irish household between €900 and €1,400 a year.

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Tesla secures land in China for first factory outside US

The firm said it had signed a ‘land transfer agreement’ on a 210-acre site in Shanghai.

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Paddy Power shares jump despite €2.5m UK fine

Paddy Power-Betfair shares rose by over 5% despite it being effectively fined £2.2m (€2.5m) by the UK’s gambling watchdog for failing to guard against ...

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Irish staff help Boston Scientific to €1.5bn payout

Gordon Deegan The 5,000 people working at sites in Cork, Galway, and Clonmel for Boston Scientific helped the US medical device manufacturer post a dividend of $1.8bn ...

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Pound at 87.6p on Brexit deal hope

Sterling continued to climb for a second day, on the view that an unlikely Brexit deal will be struck, if not this month then sometime before the end of the year.

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Netflix adds seven million subscribers over summer

The third-quarter performance came after Netflix fell well shy of its subscriber goals for the April-to-June period.

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EirGrid pledge to engage communities on projects

The chief of EirGrid has said it needs to become much better at engaging communities, as it seeks “significant investment” in the electricity grid around ...

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Kenmare set to pay maiden dividend

Irish mining company Kenmare Resources has announced its intention to pay a maiden dividend to shareholders before the end of next year. The company, which owns ...

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Voxpro to hire 400 staff in Cork

Outsourcing firm Voxpro said it is to create 400 jobs in Cork as it opens a new office alongside its headquarters at City Gate in Mahon.

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Warning over apartment block maintenance

Sinking funds, or the annual maintenance fees paid by 204,145 apartment dwellers, owners, and developers, are falling short of meeting long-term bills and will lead ...

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O’Callaghan Properties’ Project Lee loans sold to Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank is poised to take over an estimated €300m in performing property portfolio loans associated with a number of O’Callaghan Properties (OCP) ...

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Ladbible buys Unilad as banter wagon rolls on

Beleaguered internet news site Unilad has been acquired out of administration by its arch rival Ladbible.

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US investment banks enjoy third-quarter profit boost

Goldman Sachs has reported an 18% rise in third-quarter net income to 2.52bn US dollars (€1.94bn).

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Italian football league secures freezing order against Irish-based media company

An agent of Italy's top football league has secured a High Court freezing order preventing an Irish-based media firm from reducing its assets below a value of €18m. ...

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Bellway cautions over Brexit threat after posting profits hike

Housebuilder Bellway has shrugged off easing property prices and surging costs to post a hike in profits, but cautioned over a Brexit risk to the peak selling season. ...

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170 new jobs for Carlow as MSD announce second facility

Healthcare company MSD has announced that it will construct a second manufacturing facility at its existing Carlow site.

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Former German central banker warns of ‘false sense of security’ on Brexit deal

Andreas Dombret said banks should not ‘fall prey’ to false hope around a transition deal.

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Paddy Power Betfair in the dog house after £2.2m fine

Paddy Power Betfair has been fined £2.2m (€2.5m) by Britain's gambling watchdog for a raft of failings including allowing a punter to gamble money stolen ...

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Sterling at 88p still reflects hopes of Brexit deal

Sterling held up well despite the crashing of weekend hopes of a breakthrough in the Brexit talks, reflecting belief a deal will be struck in the next few days or ...

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Shares fall 9% on US expansion U-turn

Analysts see Greencore shares suffering further on investor concern over its growth prospects in the UK.

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Pre-test credit, urges ESRI

Introductory mortgages are likely to cost consumers in the long-term but may not automatically be undesirable for some squeezed householders.

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Greencore could be target of buyout

Greencore’s future as a stock market-quoted company is clouded, a leading analyst has claimed.

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Credit Unions top customer experience poll for fourth consecutive year

Credit Unions have come out on top in a national customer experience survey for the fourth year in a row.

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